"We first met Herb DeMars through his website and email newsletters. He was quick and efficient in his responses, and he called us personally shortly after we requested information about one of his listings. This is just the type of service that has led to our success as Realtors in Canada and we were pleasantly surprised to find someone with the same service-oriented mindset. When we hooked up to look at properties in Costa Rica, we found that Herb really knew the area well and gave us a lot of great options to consider. In the end, he delivered the right property at the right price. After the sale, Herb (and his lovely wife Donna) continued to help us in a thousand different ways - and they still do, to this day. We had high expectations - Herb DeMars met and exceeded them!”
Tim Dobson & Susan Carlevaris
(Stars of the HGTV Beachfront Bargain Hunt episode with Herb)
"Thanks so much for your assistance during this lot sale transaction. The level of expertise and professionalism you demonstrated throughout this transaction will ensure that we recommend you to everyone who needs real estate services.
As we were out of the country during this sale process, we could not have been better represented. Be assured that you will be called upon if additional services of this nature are required. You are an asset to your employer the Tres Amigos real estate firm in Playa Hermosa."
Elvira & Mario Marinelli
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"In Feb of 2007 my wife and I arrived at Playa Hermosa to find our dream retirement site. We were not quite sure what that was, but knew we were in the right place. ..... On a Sunday morning an agent we had not previously met picked us up at our condo. That agent was Herb DeMars. Herb spent the better part of the next four days showing us various properties, both built, to be built, and sites on which to build. In addition, he gave us the personal guided tour of the entire area, the local eateries, and off-the-path beaches. We were sure we wanted to be there, but still had not seen exactly what we wanted, and really were not quite sure what that was! It now becomes evident that Herb was using his expertise to get to know us and who we really are. When my wife and I were nearing the end of our time, and still had not seen just the right place, Herb did not try to just sell us something, anything, but instead he showed us one last site that he felt after getting to know us was just what we wanted. WOW! What a great job of “reading” us he did in four short days. The final location was our dream. By the final day, we were the proud owners of what will be a piece of paradise for us and our family. It is in an area that we would have never dreamt of looking had Herb not guided us there.
The service did not stop there as after returning to the States, Herb guided us through the purchase process until the papers were finally filed and the property was ours. In addition, he connected us with a builder with whom we have subsequently met and with whom we are as impressed as we are with Herb.
The purchase of property in another country is a huge step for most people, and without confidence in the company and the people with whom you are working, it becomes a daunting task to say the least. Century 21 and Herb DeMars made our experience exciting and fun from first day. I look forward to moving to Costa Rica and a long friendship with Herb and his lovely wife Donna."
Dr. Rick Hurd & Mary Hurd
"Working with Herb DeMars with Re/Max Ocean Prestige Properties was a great experience. We owed property in Costa Rica, but due to health issues needed to sell the property as it became apparent that we were going to be unable to use it. Being in a different country we thought the process was going to be difficult and costly. Herb made the listing process easy. He kept us informed of activity and when an offer was made he notified us right away. He went out of his way to help with the closing of the property. He was honest and fair with the cost associated with the closing. We are so glad to have been able to have Herb as our representative. Thank you Herb!"
Ray & Dianna Miller
"Herb was a tremendous help to us with our purchase of a bit of paradise in Costa Rica. There was nothing he would not do to to make sure the transaction went smoothly. He set up appointments with lawyers and helped us with the wire transfers. Donna, Herb's wife, helped us arrange utilities, banking, etc. They continue to be a source of information and resource for us and for that we are immensely thankful."
Bob & Wendy Genee
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"We are residents of Canada and in late Dec. 2012 we decided to sell our winter home in Costa Rica. Through a Canadian friend living in Costs Rica, realtor Mr. Herb DeMars of Re/Max was recommended to us to assist us with the sale of our home. We enlisted Herb, and as it turned out it was a good decision on our part. The sale of our home was completed at the end of Oct. 2012. Through the entire process, Herb continued to provide the necessary advice and assistance, and remained in regular contact with us. Numerous times we felt he went far beyond what would normally be expected from your realtor. He also had his wife assist us with dealing with a Government office as a translator as our Spanish is limited. Should you need a realtor in the Guanacaste area of Costa Rica, we would highly recommend Herb DeMars for this service."
George & Pat Hawkins
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"Herb DeMars did a fantastic job finding us just the right condo. From the beginning of the process through the closing he was there to assist us in every aspect of the purchase. He continues to help us find a car which is above and beyond his job as a realtor. We give Herb an A+!!"
Mark & Doris Northup