Think going directly to a seller will save you money? Not likely. In the Costa Rican market, many “for sale by owners” do so because they think they will get more money than by using a Realtor. They don’t want to pay the commissions, but more than that, they don’t want anyone to tell them their property is not worth the price that they want to put on it. Tristan & Newton checks the registry to make sure the property is legal to sell and can be transferred to the new owners, they do market evaluations and new construction comparisons to make sure you are aware of the current value, and they know situations such as the availability of water and the neighborhoods to give you security when you buy. You will not only save money at the time of the purchase, you will save headaches and money in the long-run.