After visiting Nosara several times over a 4 year period we decided it was time to invest in a home away from home. Erik showed us many different possibilities and answered all our questions we had regarding taxes, insurance, attorneys, property management and closings. Our new residence is within walking distance to the beach and we could not be any happier. We admire Erik's enthusiam and professionalism and would highly recommend him to anyone.
You want to buy a piece of surf paradise – then Erik is your source.Our family has been coming to Nosara for the last 10 years. We started out at the Villa Taeype (now the Harmony Hotel) and there was very little in the way of conveniences. But the waves were good and everyone was friendly. We fell in love with the area and kept coming back every year. We have seen the area change tremendously –all for the better (no more nightly power outages at sunset - when everyone came in from surfing and overloaded the system.) Every year we talked about buying a place and watched as everything grew in value and price. I checked the waves everyday on the Surfing Nosara web site while at home in Florida and decided to contacted Erik to look at some places on our last trip.Erik was great he showed us all the different locations we wanted to check out and gave us an insider’s view of all the different properties. He was very honest and discussed all the good and bad points of the places we wanted to look at. This was very helpful since there were a lot of things we didn’t know as “out of towners”. Needless to say we bought our piece of paradise and so did my neighbor and his family, who were down there at the same time as our family. The process was easy as Erik and his people streamlined everything for us. We even closed on the property without having to return to Costa Rica for the closing. Erik’s Costa Rican Lawyers were able to handle everything.What else is there to say---We are overjoyed with our piece of Surfing Paradise
Working with Erik from Surfing Nosara is a very pleasant and professional experience. He listened to what we wanted and produced. We have brought properties in the states, and our experience in Nosara was easier. Plus, with property management it is one stop shopping. Erik is a true professional and a solid surfer... does it get better than that?
Erik, I can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate all your diligence. You were a great help and we appreciate your understanding and being a fellow believer in being-close-to-the-break. We really look forward to getting to know you and Sarah and especially Kemper as we find more and more ways to get back to paradise. The boys love it there and we think we have found a new connection through denver and down all in one day. That would be sweet. You made it all happen, THANKS! And keep up the great work with the web site! Can't wait to see more.
I felt safe having Erik represent us to the seller and in our case, the lender as well. He did such a good job negotiating our offers; we couldn't have done better ourselves. During the process, he helped us to feel as if we were physically in Costa Rica. We did not skip a beat. He spoke clearly to us and made process understandable. There were no surprises with Erik. He is easy to talk to and easy to contact; his responses to our questions were always fast whether it was by email or by phone. If we were to buy more land in Costa, we would use him again. We highly recommend Erik!
Erik was able to help us understand the intricacies of investing and developing property in Costa Rica. He put us in touch with experienced and knowledgeable attorneys, architects, engineers, surveyors and contractors so that we had a good understanding of the costs and time associated with our project. Erik acted above and beyond the role of a real estate agent and acted more like a consultant.
For a while, my wife and I have been looking into buying property in Costa Rica. In order to find the right place, we did internet searches, questioned realtors and talked to several friends and current property owners. What proved to be the best decision we made happened on our recent trip to Playa Guiones, Nosara, when we made arrangements to meet up with Erik. Erik spent quality time one afternoon with us, easing our concerns and providing us with information and answers to every question we had, which were many. He toured us around all the different sections of Playa Guinoes and we talked about everything from investments and living in Nosara to family life and hobbies. What we seemed to have found appears to be a little piece of heaven. In the end, upon our return to Massachusetts, it was the authentic service and kindness Erik delivered time and time again that brought us to a level of comfort in making our dream into a reality.” “In the last three weeks, communicating with Erik has been simple and have found the people he does business with (i.e. developers and lawyers), including himself, are nothing but professional. We couldn’t have asked for a better situation.”Thanks for all your effort and hard work.Pura Vida!
When we decided to make Playa Guiones our new home we needed guidance. We love the area, the beach, and all of the people. We went to quite a few realtors in the area for help with a price range and location in mind. Unfortunately we had no luck finding our little dream home. On a Sunday afternoon we found the answers to our prayers! We told Erik what our budget was, and what areas we liked and he knew immediately where to take us. He showed us our dream home and guided us throughout the whole buying process. I would recommend Erik Antonson to anyone looking for their home in paradise!
Buying property in Costa Rica has been a lifelong dream! But when you get ready to pull the trigger it can be very nerve-wrecking. Erik was absolutely fantasic to work with. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. He was more interested in helping me find the right place than he was in "closing the deal." Thanks again and Pura Vida.
It's not easy to decide to purchase real estate in the U.S. right now let alone in Costa Rica, but Andrew made the process not only a pleasant experience, but answered all of our questions, which were numerous, in a professional manner and made us feel more than comfortable with the decision to purchase our property in Nosara. Being in the real estate field myself in the U.S., I can say that the steps that Andrew has taken, and is continuing to take go well beyond what would have been expected in a normal real estate transaction. Thanks again.
I met Andrew when he came to inquire about renting my house. He did rent my house which was for sale. He also sold my house for me. I found him easy to work with, he was good about returning phone messages & emails, & keeping me informed as to what was happening. The house he rented was in Costa Rica & I live in the US, so this was important. He handled the sale without any problems. I found him to be honest, personable & efficient.
Rich from Surfing Nosara really made our difficult decision to sell stress free. He was very thorough and professional when showing our home, and was always available to answer any of our questions and concerns. He helped guide us through every step of the sale and made the closing process a breeze. Rich and all the Surfing Nosara agents are terrific individuals that went the extra mile for us. My husband Tony and I highly recommend them.
We just wanted to say a big thank you to Rich in every way for helping us. Nobody else worked to help us like Rich did... We are impressed Rich was right on top of it every step of the way & we felt very comfortable with the entire process. We made a great decision choosing to work with Rich & are very happy with the results.
"Rich expertly guided us through the real estate purchase process, and we are in his debt. From helping us find the ideal property in our budget to lining us up with excellent legal services we were pleasantly surprised by how smoothly one can purchase property in Costa Rica. We had no idea where to even begin, or had no intentions on even purchasing property on this trip. However, we could not be happier & can't wait to surf with Rich and crew and be neighbors!" -Paul & Rosie Heindl
Rich, We really want to thank you for helping us buy our properties. We just fell in love with the area on our vacation. It was a life changing experience. Buying real estate was an unexpected happening for us so thanks for taking the time to ease us through the process and answer all of our many questions. Your tours gave us a thorough grasp of the area and the real estate which made us feel comfortable with our choices. We appreciated your candor and your involvement in every step along the way. We really love our vacation home and now so do our friends! We look forward to building on the lots in the future! Pura Vida!
Tom & Laura
On our first visit to Nosara from France last year we arrived for a fact finding mission on local property and future purchasing. We left 8 days later having signed a contract to purchase a plot. This decision was made due to the considerable time Rich spent talking to us and showing us properties and plots and the surrounding area. It can be a worrying process buying property in a country half way around the world from your home base but with the expertise of Rich and the equally professional legal law firm recommended by Surfing Nosara, it has been nothing but a pleasure working with them. So for anybody thinking of stepping into the Costa Rican property market for the first time, I would have no doubts at all in recommending Rich at Surfing Nosara to guide you as painlessly as possible through to closing.
We were impressed that Erik is very active in, and cares deeply for, the community in which he lives and works. As prospective new residents, Erik demonstrated his concern that we find the right property, generously taking all the time needed to feel confident in our decision. We recommend Erik, and his partner Rich, without reservation.
Patrick & Cathleen
San Francisco, California
I wanted to thank you all for your lightening speed sale of our land. It was epic: sold in under a week in this horrendous economy. You are my hero. Rich, thanks for the co-quarterbacking on settlement too.