Jamie has resided in Nosara for almost 20 years and, prior to making the move, was a frequent visitor to the area through the 80s and 90s. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia U.S.A. Jamie moved to Virginia Beach in his early teen years and was a permanent fixture in the local surf scene. He went on to attend the University of Virginia majoring in English with a business minor and, after graduation, saved enough money for an extensive surf trip through Mexico and Central America. This was 1979 and from that first surf trip Jamie’s fondness for surf travel was born. He has visited California, Baja Mexico, Barbados, and Fiji, and frequently returned to mainland Mexico for strong Pacific swells.
When not traveling to feed his love of big waves, Jamie worked in sales and construction and eventually became a general contractor and real estate agent in Virginia but, his love of Costa Rica and in particular, Nosara continued to call. Nosara was quite different back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. There was not a great deal of development and amenities were often quite scarce, but the surf and fishing were extraordinary. Jamie decided the time was right to relocate, a decision without regret.
Heavily involved in the community, for the past six years, Jamie has been a volunteer builder of Mercy Homes, a local Christian outreach program which constructs basic new homes for needy families in our community. Most homes are funded by visiting church or youth groups who also provide the labor to build each home. Jamie particularly enjoys working with the teams after they arrive to help them with the construction.
Jamie joined Coldwell Banker and Surfing Nosara Real Estate in 2018 and is grateful for the opportunity to be of service to those interested in property listing and purchases. His experience in real estate investing, construction, and sales both here and in Virginia provides a wealth of knowledge which he eagerly shares with his clients. Should you decide an investment in or move to this area is right for you, Jamie is someone who can help guide you through the process from start to finish.