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.
Michael & Shannon Calamito
We have had the pleasure working with Nadene & Roland on two purchases in Costa Rica (land purchase & condo purchase). When we decided we would start searching in Costa Rica for a retirement property, we didn't know exactly what we were looking for - Nadene & Roland happily showed us available options, from land to condos, from Ocotal to Hermosa. They patiently answered our many questions that arise when buying property from a different country and were always available via email when we needed them. It is extremely important when buying a property -- to have an experienced agent who has a network of people who can make the process a smooth one -- Nadene & Roland have a trusted network from lawyers to landscapers. Their assistance doesn't stop once the purchase is complete -- Nadene & Roland continue to be a source of information and assistance beyond the transaction. And -- we are happy to be able to call Nadene & Roland friends and look forward to seeing them during our trips back to Costa Rica.
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!
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.