As non-Spanish speaking Americans, looking to possible purchase of a vacation rental home or ultimately to become expats, we found Josh's realtor phone number by random search. We could not have been happier with the result. He helped us quickly become more knowledgeable about the area and various opportunities.
We ultimately made a purchase with Josh's help and are quite happy. Josh also walked us through the nuances of buying property in Costa Rica including discussion of attorneys and accountants and dealing with various fees and taxes.
We so appreciated everything he did for us and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for property in the Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Uvita area.
by Bruce, Susan, and Ben Unger
“We can't speak highly enough of Josh. Working with him has been an incredible experience; he's not only patient and knowledgeable but also incredibly easy to collaborate with. Throughout the process, Josh eagerly showed us dozens of homes, providing invaluable support and guidance every step of the way. When we decided to bid on properties, his expertise was crucial. Eventually, we chose to purchase a piece of land and build our own home, a decision we reached with his essential help.
Our vision for the property was twofold: to use it both as our own vacation house and as an Airbnb rental. Josh understood our goals and helped us find a property that perfectly suited both purposes. He even assisted us in finding a reliable property manager and offered numerous tips on managing a rental property in Costa Rica.
After closing the deal, Josh continued to be a pillar of support. He ensured all our questions were answered and helped us navigate any construction issues that arose. His assistance was particularly vital in understanding and adapting to the unaccustomed ways of doing business in a foreign country like Costa Rica. His insights into the local customs and practices have been indispensable.
We have since sought Josh's advice on a wide array of topics, from cars and restaurants to activities. Our professional relationship has evolved into a cherished friendship, and I consider his guidance integral to our successful transition to life in a new country, especially in managing our dual-purpose property. We highly recommend his services.”
by Daryl and Brad
"What became most important to us was the confidence we developed with Josh's abilities and knowledge. His judgments were well based and not over the mark. He knows the market (Escaleras, Dominical and Uvita) very well. He was frank in his assessments of the properties and their asking prices. He strategized with us as he came to know our goals better and better. He responded quickly, and when he was not available he told us when he would be and was there. He knows well people in the real estate industry, local tradesmen and professionals. His guidance through negotiations, due diligence and the closing was as much as much as one can expect and better. We have bought and sold property in the USA and Josh was one of the best, if not the best, realtor we've worked with."
by Chris, Mignone, and Avery
Incline Village, Nevada
"When we were looking for a home in Costa Rica, Josh was instrumental to the process, helping us find and purchase a home from outside of the country. He patiently showed us house after house, thoroughly answering our questions and giving us useful background information. We have and would recommend him to all of our friends without reservation!"
by Julie and Stuart
“I’ve bought and sold property in Costa Rica with Dominical Property and would highly recommend Josh and his team!
Josh and his team understand the literal landscape of homes and property in Costa Rica. With exceptional knowledge of the market, language skills, Josh becomes more than a realtor – a trusted friend.
If you buy or sell in Costa Rica and use Josh and his team – you know you made the right choice.”
by Jon and Lisa
“After many vacations to Costa Rica, my family and I decided to purchase land in Uvita, Costa Rica. After an internet search for reputable real estate agencies we were connected with Andres Solis. We got extremely lucky, as Andres was a great fit for our family. He was knowledgeable, attentive and patient with us throughout the process. Coordinating everything and answering our hundreds of questions. He helped make the challenges of purchasing foreign land and trying to navigate the transaction while living back in the US as easy as it could have possibly been. He connected us with various contacts needed to complete the due dilligence process and him and the entire team guided as with ease through the process. We enjoyed Andres’ company so much we were almost sad when we were done with the purchase since we knew we wouldn’t be seeing and talking with Andres as much. We hope to reconnect with him in the future and highly recommend him and everyone at Dominical Property for any real estate needs in Costa Rica.”
by Brian and Jessica Fox
San Diego, CA USA
“I would like to commend the excellent real estate sales service that Josh Kanter provided to me on the recent sale of my Costa Rica residence. Josh listened and provided excellent advise from the very first day we met. He provided enhanced value in preparing the house and listing the property at a competitive price. He has extensive experience in the local Costa Rica market and has many contacts. He shared the listing with all real estate brokers which is not always the case in Costa Rica. He received wide interest in the property. He ultimately connected the buyer and their agent from previous tours of another home that had sold. He worked with the buyer, their agent, and me in making the closing easy, expedient, and beneficial for both parties. I highly recommend Josh for his professionalism and superior customer service.”
by Jack Williams
Villa Roselare, Dominicalito
“While travelling in Costa Rica for a month, we fell in love with the country and decided spontaneously to evaluate properties to build a holiday home. Josh was so responsive that during our travel down to Osa we checked his dozens of proposals at Costa Ballena online. So before flying back home Josh showed us 5 properties, we founded a Costa Rican company to own the property and signed the precontract to start due diligence process all within 72 hours! Without Josh this would not have been possible! Thanks again for your very professional in-depth support to make our dream come true! We are looking forward start building our sea-view home in the jungle!”
by Sandra & Patrik Richard
“Josh is efficient, professional, and consistently considerate of our needs. He treats us like family. We trust him as a real estate professional and trust him as a decent kind human being. After a google search for properties in Southern Pacific Zone Oct 2019, we found a realtor online in that area– Josh Kanter. We emailed him a list of properties on the market that were in our price range. The following day, Josh provided us a narrative on each property about the facts of each property from his personal perspective and expertise. The day we arrived at Uvita, Josh met with us at his office. He showed us all the houses we wanted to see in three days and at the end narrowed down to two. In order to assist our decision making, he took us to see each house again in sequence in order to have a clear contrast in comparison. The last day of our trip we made our decision and signed the contract. Josh acted on our behalf and did not cut any corners. He went out his way to protect our interest. We are not local to Costa Rica, but he made the process very easy for us – before, during and after the purchase. We would not hesitant to use him again as our agent and we highly recommend him to family and friends.”
by Fei Lincoln
San Diego, California
“I was first referred to realtor Josh Kanter when I decided I was going to purchase real estate in Costa Rica. I contacted Josh Kanter, and three other realtors in the Southern Pacific region, provided them the parameters of what I was looking for, and asked for information on potential properties to view when I visited. I realized very quickly that I felt comfortable working with Josh, and decided not to continue to use the services of the other realtors. I find the fact that he speaks fluent Spanish an invaluable asset. Being long-time resident of Costa Rica gives him an edge due to his extensive contacts and knowledge of local properties, the people, history, and customs. From beginning to end, Josh has been, and continues to be; truthful, reliable, honest, prompt with responses, accurate with information, knowledgeable, efficient and to the point, polite, patient, gracious and generous. He has gone beyond the call of duty by assisting with a myriad of additional information unrelated to the purchase of real estate with matters regarding; construction, starting a business, residency, banking/mortgages, and everyday life in Costa Rica. Because of his diligence and hard work, I found and purchased the mountain/ocean view property I dreamed and plan on moving to Costa Rica permanently in 1-2 years. I highly recommend associating with Josh Kanter in any capacity, whether business or personal.”
by Christine Schiferl
Tampa Bay, Florida
“Josh Kanter is by far one of the best Real Estate agents I have ever worked with. He made our dreams come true in Uvita Costa Rica. I was a Senior Sales Associate in Manhattan for one of the largest Real Estate Companies in the city from 1996-2005. After moving to Austin TX, I started a Real Estate Investment Company. Needless to say, it is not easy to find someone their perfect home when they have been in the business for so long. Josh listened to what I wanted or what I thought I wanted and steered me into the perfect home. His knowledge of all the areas was very impressive. He took me to the local restaurants and beaches and really showed me what the areas had to offer. I went from looking at Condo’s and ended up buying a beautiful home overlooking the ocean and surrounded by jungle. Thru his knowledge and patience with an ex-New Yorker, he realized that what I really wanted was a home and not just an investment property. Whether you are looking for a home, an investment property or just land, there is no other agent I would recommend. I met a few down there and it was a no brainer to work with Josh. His first priority was finding me the perfect home not just the sale as so many agents do. He went out of his way sending me listings to look at before I came back to Costa Rica so I was very prepared and felt very good about making a decision. Josh will not only be someone I recommend he will also be a friend for life.”
by Julie Stewart
“For 10 years we had talked about buying property in Costa Rica. We found Josh via email while looking at some properties online, and what ensued was the greatest gift of a person and professional we could ever come across. There are not enough positives that could describe Josh. The property we decided on was unique and came with unique challenges and opportunities and Josh handled every single one of them with professionalism, timeliness, and honesty. From day one he worked diligently to find us the place that was “just right.” From recommending attorneys, escrow services, and vehicles, he is like his own “one stop shop” gateway into Costa Rica. He is willing to share and do all things to make your next purchase a success. We have the property and opportunity of a life time thanks to Josh, and will forever be grateful for his diligence, and perseverance. You are in the best, most honest, and right hands!”
by Bruce and Carissa Beckstead
“We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mr. Joshua Kanter for his precise and impeccable assistance in the sale of our home Sunrise Glory of the Pacific in Lagunas de Baru, Dominical, Costa Rica. Our ability to move through what can be a tedious process was made easy by his diligence and methodical manner. His professionalism and ethical approach made the sale both easy and rewarding. With each step of the process, from the showing our home, to the closing of escrow, Mr. Kanter’s assistance was exceptional. His personable manner enabled us to relax, and more importantly, be assured all legal matters were handled properly and all necessary paperwork completed. We would highly recommend Mr. Kanter as a representative for any aspect of a sale or purchase of a home. He exceeded all expectations.”
by Lynne and Andrew Lomac-MacNair
Sunrise Glory of the Pacific, Dominical, Costa Rica
“My husband and I were delighted with Josh Kanter as he gave us a grand tour of the Dominical area. We were in search of a vacation home or a lot to build on. With him it was fun and relaxed. No pressure. Josh knows the area intimately and his love for Costa Rica helped me open my eyes to the wonder of this special country. Josh was very generous with his time as we searched for just the right spot, and after several journeys we found a perfect location. I highly recommend using Josh to help you find your dream in the amazing hills of coastal South West Costa Rica. You will have a wonderful time!”
by Rebecca and Jack Finney