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My experience with Remax Ocean Surf and Sun

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Derrick Rowland. I am Costa Rican and work as an Administrative Assistant in the Remax office here in the beautiful beach community of Playa Tamarindo.

I am originally from the capital, San José, which is about a 4-hour drive from our very well-known beach town. After having moved here temporarily for a brief seasonal job as a waiter, I luckily ended up getting my current job with the Remax team at the age of 18. Evidently, I stayed and became a permanent resident here in the area and I am now 21 years old.

Ever since I first started working with this amazing group of people, especially the Owners/Brokers Isabelle & Courtney, I had my attention caught by how well they get along with each other and with their agents, and how much trust lies between them. It was definitely not hard to notice that they were almost like a family, even when everything revolves around business and professionalism, which I have to say isn’t very usual.

In my personal opinion, this is one (a very relevant one) of the vast variety of qualities this team has to offer. And I find it to be something our clients benefit from indirectly even if they don’t get to see and experience it as we do, simply because I know they are working with honest, reliable and professional individuals that live in and enjoy the same communities they are trying to invest in. They say “it’s easier to sell something you like” which is the case, with almost every client, almost every time. I have developed a lot of respect and admiration for this small group of people and have gotten a little glimpse of their personal lives as well, which has only made that respect greater.

These are grounded, down-to-earth people with normal lives and families, that work with a selfless approach with all of their clients. Always working for the client’s best interest and never for theirs, never going around each other to get more clients or sales, and always cheering each other up during both abundance and scarcity. Being a young man trying to build a future, I feel very privileged and lucky to be surrounded by such qualified, successful people.

I learn from them every day, not only things regarding Costa Rica Real Estate but in personal fields as well. I see them sustain their families and themselves through hard work while also making the most out of their free time and enjoying themselves when that hard work pays off. I aspire to be like them and I am grateful to be their full-time assistant and apprentice.

Having seen how other people in the area do real estate, I would confidently say the Remax Ocean Surf & Sun team is the most diligent and efficient group of real estate agents you will find in this side of the coast. Being greatly experienced from years and years of running this office, added up to their individual wisdom and skill, they will find you the property that best fits your budget, goals, and criteria.  

After working for them for almost 3 years now, I would not hesitate to recommend them to you or to anyone who is looking for a well-founded, seasoned real estate agency they can trust and rely on to make their dreams of living in Costa Rica come to reality.

Hope to see you in town! Little D.