We bought two properties via ABC in 2003 and their internationally diverse group was very helpful in understanding what was going on in Tamarindo and Guanacaste in general. They really know how things work and don’t work in this environment. Yet they were very professional about saying “We can’t answer that” when a question went outside their area of familiarity. There was no bluffing. I think ABC is a good agency both for home-seekers and developers.Then in 2011 we put ABC to the test with a very challenging real estate sale. We had moved out of Costa Rica and our remaining property was in a bad state – plus squatters had moved in. Jogi at ABC had some helpful suggestions about the squatters – a situation with no good remedy. We initially rejected a low offer and ABC then persevered and got us an offer we were happy with. With the squatters and other complications, it took an entire year and massive patience and negotiation to finally close the sale. Jogi was totally professional throughout, month after month. Many others would have just blown up, or given up in frustration. Jogi had to shepherd our deal for 12 months. If you are looking for a broker who is extremely knowledgeable–and honest about which situations have answers and which ones don’t, then definitely call ABC. I think ABC has an advantage in addressing European buyers – which is important these days. If you require a broker with great patience and maturity, who thinks through each situation carefully, or if the deal is complex, talk to Jogi.