You’ve found the best husband and wife real estate team in Costa Rica!

Roland and I have been working side by side for over 20 years. Our ability to work together is what makes us a winning combination. And can you believe it? We still like being together 24 hours a day!

Rest assured, you’ve certainly come to the right place if you’re looking for realtors who understand what you want and how to get it for you.

We’re just like you!

♦ We work hard for our money and want to invest it wisely.

♦ We want someone to listen to us.

♦ We spend time in Costa Rica to keep us young and to enjoy life to the fullest especially in the warm weather.

♦ We look for honesty, respect and trust in all aspects of life.


It all started with our honeymoon…  In late January, 2002 after a blizzard swept wedding, we traveled to Colombia and Costa Rica and fell in love with Costa Rica and the people. We went home, like most people, and life continued on as normal with Costa Rican memories swirling around in our heads. We eventually sold our trucking company to our business partner and started travelling again (mostly to Spanish speaking countries). 

As luck would have it, friends of ours sold everything they had in Calgary and moved to Playas del Coco to sell real estate.  In 2009 we decided to follow them down to see what had attracted them to this part of the country.  Needless to say, we fell in love with Costa Rica all over again and decided to make the move. We simply didn’t want to leave but back home we went. This time with a plan in mind.  It wasn’t a matter of CAN we move here, it was only figuring out HOW can we do it.  Not long after that, we had our bags packed and haven’t looked back since. 

We have what it takes to be the “Absolute Best” husband and wife real estate team in Costa Rica! Over the last 15 years we’ve worked in various aspects of real estate and that makes us not only knowledgeable but experienced as well.

Our Team

As key members of the RE/MAX Ocean Village office in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. Our hard work and dedication ensures that we will continue to succeed by helping both buyers and sellers from start to finish.

We handle every transaction as a team. Our clients love having two realtors at their fingertips who take the time to make sure everything is just right.

Our wealth of knowledge combined with the experience of our entire RE/MAX team makes us a force to be reckoned with. Together, we are an unstoppable group who are here to help you.

Client Testimonials

Pierre & Mary-Ann Tourangeau
When asked to choose our favorite destination from all the places visited over the years, it's Costa Rica - Hands Down! On our second visit, we toyed with the idea of purchasing property, followed by the next several years scouring property after property on the internet. When we finally decided to make a serious effort at purchasing a property, it was by luck OR FATE... that the rental that we found for our stay during our property search in Playa del Coco in November 2011, was owned by Nadene and Roland Tipper. Our marathon property search left 2 contenders, with the property my husband had tried to discount to the garbage before our trip was our choice - a complete remodel but IT WAS THE ONE. Bought, paid for, papers signed, renovation designs drawn, contractors booked, fixtures bought, tiles and paint colors picked all before our 2 week vacation was over. A whirlwind that could have never been pulled off without Roland and Nadene Tipper. Their knowledge and expertise of the area and country hold no bounds, right down to the wants, whys and reasons for construction and put all our worries to rest (and my husband had plenty). Their attention to detail, helpful hints, ideas and suggestions confirms they know and care what the client wants' and this is a talent not many possess or strive to achieve in todays' lifestyle. Their commitment beyond 'signing on the dotted line' makes them truly genuine people committed to their profession and clients. They managed our renovation without fault or error (caught the delivery of the wrong bathroom tiles), kept everyone on schedule and on budget to completion in time for our next visit. Remarkable considering the only things that remained the same were the floor tiles and the toilets. Who would have thought that our best, easiest, and smoothest real estate purchase/experience would be in Costa Rica? How refreshing to NEVER hear 'that can't be done'. Would we be Costa Rica property owners without the Tippers - possibly not... Words cannot adequately express our experience - thank you Nadene and thank Roland for all you have done.

Denise Lafrance
The service and personal attention we received from Nadene and Roland Tipper was exceptional and unexpected from a Realtor team! They are truly a high-caliber team who helped us find the best value home for our current need. We met Nadene and Roland on the day before our flight back to Canada and in that one day they not only introduced us to other like-minded Canadians who helped us make the very important decision to move to Costa Rica, but they also helped us find our perfect home and set up an appointment with a real estate lawyer to close the deal. Once we were back in Canada we kept in contact with Nadene and Roland who went over and above what was expected of them by guiding us along the way. Anytime we had a question, they had the answer - their wealth of knowledge is amazing. When we arrived in Coco Beach, it was their wealth of knowledge of the local market, and their key contacts in the community that helped us create our dream home. They put us in contact with all the best contractors that we needed to what we wanted. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Nadene and Roland to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for better Realtors to guide us through the process.

Brooke Simmons
The Tippers are fantastic agents that make purchasing property in a foreign country a quick and easy process. They are knowledgeable about the area and local policies, procedures, law, and customs. They took time to show me multiple properties so that I could make a well informed decision about where to buy. I never felt rushed or pressured through the process. They were willing to help in any way possible to facilitate a smooth transaction, and always gave quick responses to my questions and needs. I would recommend them to anyone even considering buying property in Costa Rica and plan on using them again in the future!