Tamarindo Real Estate
Mark Price - Broker-Owner
Local # 6, Galerias del Mark, Playa Tamarindo Tamarindo, GU 90305 Business: 506-2653-1604
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Avoiding Common Buyer Errors


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Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It’s also time consuming and  comes with a myriad of details. Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. Their Tamarindo Real Estate purchase turns into an expensive process. These errors generally fall into three areas:

  • Paying too much.
  • Losing a dream home to another buyer. 
  • Buying the wrong property.


Using an unqualified Agent and or Broker                                                                                                          The Costan Rican Real Estate Industry is unregulated (to date) making it quite possible for anybody to participate in it without so much as a minumum amount of knowledge or expertise. From taxi drivers to tchoskie sellers in the streets, everybody seems to know a seller offering a fantastic deal. Even some attorneys attempt to hawk properties when given the chance. And much too often name real estate brands and franchises (each office independantly owned and operated with no parental oversight -sound familiar?) hire armies of unequipped and inexperienced agents resulting in very bad experiences for a new buyer.  Please do your research when selecting an agent and broker. Tamarindo Real Estate Costa Rica Luxury Real Properties

Bidding without sufficient information
What price do you offer a seller? Is the seller’s asking price too high? Is it a deal? Without research on the market and comparable homes, you could lose thousands of dollars. Before you make that offer, be sure you have researched the market. A professional realtor, can offer an unbiased opinion on the value of a home, based on market conditions, condition of the home and neighborhood. Without knowledge of the market, your offer could be too much. Or worse, you could miss out on a great buying opportunity. Tamarindo Real Estate-rel=canonical-Costa Rica Luxury Real Properties

Buying a mis-matched home
What do you need and want in a home? Sounds simple. Yet, clearly identifying your needs and bringing an objective view to home shopping, leaves you in a better position. Sometimes, home buyers buy a home that is too large or too small. Perhaps they didn’t consider the drive to work, the distance to school, or the many repair jobs waiting for completion. Plan ahead. Use your needs list as a guideline for every home you view. Tamarindo Real Estate-rel=canonical-Costa Rica Luxury Real Properties

Unclear title
Before you sign any document, be sure the property you are considering is free of all encumbrances. As part of their services, a realtor can supply you with a copy of the title to ensure there are no liens, debts, undisclosed owners, leases or easements. Tamarindo Real Estate

Outdated survey
Before the purchase is completed, an updated survey is essential. This report will indicate boundaries and structural changes (additions to the house, a new swimming pool, neighbor’s new fence which is extending a boundary line, etc.). Tamarindo Real Estate

Unexpected repairs
For $300 - $500 a professional inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of the home. This way, you’ll have an idea of the cost of future repairs. Make the final contract subject to a favourable Tamarindo Real Estate report. 

Shopping without pre-approval
It only takes a few days to get financing pre-approval. When you are shopping for a home, this gives you more power. A seller is more likely to consider an offer from a serious buyer. Tamarindo Real Estate