Clients Testimonials

Richard's Client Testimonial

Debbie, my wife,and l would love to recommend Richard and you may use my full name. We met Richard on a plane two years ago when he offered us to utilize his seat so we both can sit next to each other. At flight end we thanked him again and we learned that he was Richard Lacey and we recognized him as we were doing our due diligence prior to moving here. If you want anything to do with real estate you will easily find Richard . I learned very quickly that he was also a football/ soccer fan, and , we also liked in common the same English primer Football team . He gave us advise on where to go and what to do in Tamarindo.

Few months later we had vacation in Tamarindo with our daughters and Richard recommended a builder for us. Well, we hired the builder ,have a beautiful home here, and consider Richard as a good friend and neighbor. Richard is a kind and thoughtful person with passion to help. He is truly a most valuable resource and continually strives to help many with insightful input. He is a true professional with genuine charm.

We hope this helps and hope that we can meet you in person when you visit us in Rancho VillaReal, Tamarindo.

Have a good holiday season and New Year.

Kind regards,

Waleed William Tarazi


Tony's Client Testimonial

We met Tony DiMaggio during a visit to Tamarindo in 2005. He showed us a home that was 90% completed. We made an offer and worked through a complicated sale with the seller/contractor which required that the home be completed to our specifications.

Since that time, we have developed a personal relationship with both Tony and his wife Laurel. They are part of our circle of friends in Costa Rica.

For years we have referred friends, who have been interested in investing in Costa Rica, to Tony. We do this with the confidence that they will be looked after by someone who understands U S buyers and will exercise sufficient oversight to insure that they are treated fairly.

Richard & Pam Russo

Colts Neck, N. J.



Tony's Client Testimonial

Tony helped us find and purchase our property in San Pedro 9 years ago. He showed us other properties in Tamarindo so that we would have some comparisons before bringing us to the place where we inquired about first.

He also arranged for us to stay in one of the cottages on the property, which gave us a better feeling for it. We have not been disappointed, but due to financial hardships we have put our property back on the market, and of course we had Tony list it. He has brought other Brokers(not always an easy accomplishment)out to the property in order to give them a feeling for what we are offering in hopes that we will find the right buyer.

We are also lucky to call he and his wife Laurel our good friends and people we look forward to seeing each time we return to Costa Rica.

Cindy & Michael Phillips

Nantucket, MA.



Tony's Client Testimonial

When we made our real estate purchase in Costa Rica several years ago, we began the transaction while we were there and it concluded after we returned to the United States. The transaction went without a hitch due in large part to Tony's knowledge and experience. Tony is a person of immeasurable integrity and always conducts himself in a professional and ethical manner. Since we are absentee clients, we have complete trust and confidence in Tony to always have our best interest at heart. He is a gem of a person and a top notch real estate professional. We couldn't imagine doing business with anyone else in Tamarindo.

Jeff and Bonnie Blumenfeld

Santa Curz, CA.


Hi Andrea,

We had so much fun at Buena Vista. Thanks for arranging that with Memo.
I also want to say many thanks for all that you have done. We have enjoyed Costa Rica and I have found you so helpful with everything and a pleasure to deal with that it was a very stress free vacation. When I do come back here hopefully you will still be doing what what you do.
Our last couple of days will be spent enjoying the sunshine and eating at great restaurants. Sincerely,

Tara, Kevin and Roy.


While my computer is still running here, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for your help during our stay.
When we first came to your office, we were in dire straights and in desperate need of assistance. Andrea was extremely compassionate, spoke with candor, and had a "can do attitude" that was of immense help.
In addition, Andrea has put us in contact with Steve, with whom we are working, preparing to view a little property that might be just what we are looking for at this particular time.
In addition, having gotten to know Andrea personally as well as professionally has been our great pleasure. I wanted to let you know what a tremendous asset she is to your company. She is a great treasure -- a one in a million.

Tina Parker


We are- UNHAPPILY- home safe. Would much rather be back in Tamarindo. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING you did to make our stay a joy ! We look very much forward to seeing you on our next trip to Costa Rica. PURA VIDA !

Steve Perry
Senior Vice President - Investments
Branch Manager



Laurel and Tony,
The both of you were fantastic with us throughout the property search and purchase process. As we had mentioned, two other attempts to find thorough, attentive, responsive agents to work with in Tamarindo were failures. I expect that we are more work to deal with than many others as we asked a lot of thorough and analytical questions and expected responses to all of them. You two never failed to deliver. The organization and execution of our condo shopping trip in January was excellent and the fact that you two devoted 2 full days to us, around our schedule, to get this deal done was key to our success. The selection of properties that Laurel planned out, including a few places above and below our target zone helped us to refine our interests. We truly appreciated your interest in our success. This could easily have been very stressful for us, and yet, it wasn’t. Thank you very much.
As a side note, when we walked into the Coldwell Banker office randomly with no appointment in November had we not found your office staff patient and accommodating from the start we would have simply walked on to the next agency. Your staff deserves special mention for getting us interested in the agency to begin with.
We will give you some advance notice before we make our first trip down so that we can plan to get together for lunch or dinner. We are tentatively planning on somewhere in the last 2 weeks of May, as soon as our son gets out of school for the summer.
Dan Batliner