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Peter Marte is hands down the best real estate agent we have ever worked with; we could not ask for better service. We started the purchase of our home in Costa Rica from the US and Peter walked us through every step, making it easier than we imagined. He is both professional and yet very personable with a vast knowledge of the local real estate market, contractors and wanting to make your Costa Rica dream come true. Peter went far beyond his duties as an agent, from the purchasing of our home, to overseeing the construction of the improvements we envisioned to helping us settle in a new land, he has always been there to help and always with a great sense of humor. To this day he continues to answer our many questions about our new community! Peter truly cares about his clients. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

Bhakti and J

Several years ago I bought two parcels of land in Costa Rica. I had the good fortune of working with Peter Marte who brokered the deal for the owners and myself. I have worked with many realtors over the years in the U.S. and I have to say that I have never  worked with an agent as professional, knowledgable and available as Peter.  I am now developing my property and have relied on Peter many times already. He has provided me with much valuable information, advise and contacts of other reliable professionals. To sum it up Peter in my book is a consumate professional who incorporates honesty and integrity in dealing with his clients.

Dr.Henry Korn, New York.

I gladly write this letter on behave of PETER MARTE, whom I met when looking to buy a property in the Samara area two years ago. Throughout the entire process of purchasing my property Peter acted on my behave in a professional, transparent, knowledgable manner, never failing to make himself available. My property purchase and all other dealings with Peter has been a very positive experience. I placed my trust in Peter and was not disappointed and would not hesitate to recommend Peter as a person of good character, an honest, capable, competent business professional.  Please feel free to contact me with any inquiry.

Yours sincerely, Dean.

Mr. Dean Kirkpatrick, Vancouver, B.C., Canada  

“Our family and friends used Peter’s services for four real estate transactions. He was always very helpful, honest and responsive in all our interactions, assisting us at every step of the process, and providing his help and advice extending well beyond his duties. We will continue to use his services, and we highly recommend him to everyone who is seeking help of a trustworthy real estate professional”.

Yours, Alexei

“Five years ago, we were looking to purchase property in the area of Samara. We had a very good idea of what we were looking for and met with a couple of realtors who managed to show us things that were nothing like what we had described to them. Then we met Peter. On our first visit there he took us to several properties. It was clear that he had paid careful attention to identify places that reflected what we were interested in. The third site we visited that first day was perfect in every way, and we made an offer within a few days.

Peter guided us through the purchase and ensured that everything was done correctly and to our specifications. During these past five years, we have been developing the land. Peter, and his amazing wife and partner, Melissa, have assisted and advised us in so many ways. They have been so pleasant and so very helpful, it has made this experience so much easier for us knowing that we have someone there watching out for our best interests. We have complete confidence in their abilities, expertise and honesty. Purchasing and developing property in a foreign country can be a difficult and frustrating process. Peter and Melissa never hesitate to lend a hand, or just give advice. We look forward to visiting them each time we travel to our beautiful spot of heaven in Costa Rica. We often think how lucky we are to have found them.”

Michael Flowers and Daryl Wells, Chicago.

In 2000,  I somehow found my way to a beautiful area in Costa Rica….SAMARA……I had been told to find a  Peter Marte, and he would help guide me through the area and if I was interested in purchasing property, he would be the Realtor to work with.  After spending three days tromping through the brush, Peter showed me a ocean view lot that I immediately fell in love with…then to top it off he had conversation with my husband regarding purchasing a commercial property downtown, regarding Peter as a real estate visionary for the area, we purchased both properties…and have never regretted it..!

Good advice from Peter has lasted for all these years..My husband and I have relied on Peter and his wife and business partner Melissa, for all sorts of issue. Living in New Jersey, it is difficult to keep on top of Costa Rica tax changes, survey issues or just simply getting the properties that we purchased cleared of over growth. Peter and Melissa have always been there for us for any issues or questions we may have had…He is very prompt with getting back to us, honest as the day is long, and has a living/working knowledge of the Costa Rican real estate market.  And to top all this off,  Peter has a delightfully positive sense of humor, that makes working with him a pleasure!

Jim and Kristina Papianni, Warren NJ


It gives me great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation in favor of Mr. PETER MARTE. My wife and I have known Peter for approximately seven years and were it not for his professionalism, honesty and profound knowledge of the real estate market in the Samara/Carrillo area, we would not be the proud owners of Casa Sevana in Carrillo.


On our first trip to Costa Rica in 2004 we had not intention of buying a house or land, but one afternoon we dropped into a real estate office simply to check on what was available and what opportunities there were for construction – my wife had a special interest in this because she is an architect. We met Peter and he was most diligent in showing us houses and land in each case pointing out both the good and the bad features. There was absolutely no pressure, but what impressed us most was the careful analysis he offered of the negative features in each site visited. We were captivated by Carrillo and by the trust we felt in Peter. Some month later, my wife returned for a more extensive search under Peter’s guidance and in the end we bought a piece of land in Carrillo with Peter as our representative. Peter continued to be helpful in the numerous bureaucratic procedures we had to get through before we were able to erect our house.

Some months after our initial purchase Peter asked us whether we would be interested in buying a piece of land in Samara as an investment. I had never bought land as an investment in my entire life, but we were so impressed with Peter’s knowledge of the local scene and we trusted him so fully that we did make the purchase he recommended. I turned out to be the best deal I had ever undertaken. Less than three years later Peter recommended selling this same piece of land if we did not intend to build on it, at almost four times our cost!

In sum, we believe that Peter is knowledgeable, trustworthy and a perceptive analyst of the local economic trends. We recommend him without the lightest reservation.

Herbert Weiss

Emeritus Professor

BC. City University of New York

Senior Policy Scholar

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Washington DC 

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