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Testimonial of Alberto and Beth Casses on the purchase of a property in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
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Alberto & Beth

“Dave found the perfect home for us at AWA, in Playacar.  It is a residential complex with unique amenities, it’s like having a home inside a 5-star resort! And to top it all off we purchased a penthouse unit with a private rooftop patio.”

“Karla has been a lot of help as well, she organized all the transactions between the two countries and made purchasing in Mexico seamless, including organizing all the legal side!!!”

“Both Dave and Karla give 100% looking after their clients.  From initial contact, following ups, purchase agreements (in a different country from what we are used to), and all the back and forth with developer, lawyer etc.”

We have been traveling to Mexico for 20 years and love Mexico! Mexico is the perfect fit for us as my husband’s first language is Spanish, we love the people, the food and the culture.  Also, its a short (non-stop) flight from Toronto, and there are several flights per day. This was why we decided to purchase property in Mexico.

Dave found the perfect home for us at AWA, in Playacar.  It is a residential complex with unique amenities, it’s like having a home inside a 5-star resort! And to top it all off we purchased a penthouse unit with a private rooftop patio.  

It all started on a cold Canadian winter’s night my husband and I were looking at real estate in Mexico (a common tradition) We had a trip booked already to go to Mexico for a vacation and saw a listing of Dave Costa’s that we liked, when we clicked on it, he must have been prompted that we clicked, and we started messaging back and forth. It didn’t take him long to realize we were seriously interested in buying in Mexico, and conversation switched to a phone call.

At this point, I must add that Dave was not the first agent in Mexico that we have spoken to, in fact we booked a trip specifically to see real estate a few years ago, and had a realtor lined up to show us places for a whole day.  To our horror, the agent sent her assistant to show us one place (with another potential buyer) and had nothing more to show us and went on her merry way with the other potential buyer to see more places.  This left us dumbfounded, as we had made all these arrangements weeks prior to our arrival. This agent is a well-known agent in the Playa Del Carmen area, we thought this was standard practice for Mexican real estate agents.

 I think back now, and we were kind of a nightmare, Dave had to be very creative, as he wasn’t even sure what we were looking for, because we didn’t even know! All that we knew was that we wanted a place to call our own in the Playa del Carmen area. So, we needed most help with pinning down exactly what we needed/wanted.

Dave spoke to us several times before we arrived in Mexico to try to figure out what to show us and kept in contact with us when we arrived. We agreed on a day to spend together, and he actually showed up! We knew at that point we had a great agent.  But this story gets even better! He showed us many different places, and we developed a great trust in him.  We left Mexico without purchasing anything but received a call from Dave when we were home, that the place he knew we really liked was about to have a price increase in the next few days.  We did our entire purchase agreement and money transfers from Canada, and 6 weeks later we went back to Mexico to see the progress on our new construction Mexican home.

Karla has been a lot of help as well, she organized all the transactions between the two countries and made purchasing in Mexico seamless, including organizing all the legal side!!!

Both Dave and Karla give 100% looking after their clients.  From initial contact, following ups, purchase agreements (in a different country from what we are used to), and all the back and forth with developer, lawyer etc.  Alberto and I both feel like we were treated like we are their number one priority, knowing full well that they treat all clients like this!  When our home is completed Dave & Karla will be our first guests, and we look forward to continuing to build our friendship with them.  Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts, for everything you have done for us, we truly appreciate you both!

Playa del Carmen

Stacy & Steve

“Karla were extremely helpful in the build time between 2019 and 2022.  They were always quick to answer questions.  Both are extremely knowledgeable and both speak fluent English and Spanish, so that was a plus.”

“When we took possession, Karla was right there by our side.”

“So, that means that Dave and Karla supported us well after and all along the road to taking ownership.  This speaks to their commitment and professionalism.  Highly recommend!”

Dave and Karla helped my husband and I to purchase new construction in fall, 2019. 

We were looking for a condo that we could use in retirement, as well as on the rental market.  It was pretty easy for us to find a condo that would work for us.  We took possession spring, 2022. 

Dave and Karla were extremely helpful in the build time between 2019 and 2022.  They were always quick to answer questions.  Both are extremely knowledgeable and both speak fluent English and Spanish, so that was a plus. 

Dave has a working relationship with our builder, SIMCA, and we believe that helped us to negotiate some of the details.  When we took possession, Karla was right there by our side.  It is interesting to note that realtors are paid their commission when a contract is accepted. 

So, that means that Dave and Karla supported us well after and all along the road to taking ownership.  This speaks to their commitment and professionalism.  Highly recommend!

Playa del Carmen

Ted Tran

“Dave took time to explain the process, prices and time frame to sell my unit.”

“He works well with the developer and buyer on my behalf. I am very grateful to have him as my realtor. Dave is simply the best!”

I recently had to sell my condo unit in Playa Del Carmen. Then a friend in Mexico told me there’s a realtor who works with Americans in buying and selling houses in Rivera Mayan.

I immediately was put in contact with Dave Costa that evening. He surprised me by answering my phone call since it was after working hours.

Dave took time to explain the process, prices and time frame to sell my unit. He had my unit listed within a week and sold it in a month.

He is very good at replying to my text, emails and phone calls. Dave always answered all my concerns. His assurance keeps me worries free during the process.

He works well with the developer and buyer on my behalf. I am very grateful to have him as my realtor. Dave is simply the best!

Jay Mata

Jay Mata

“I decided to invest in Tulum because I am from Mexico City and I always loved the area. I started exploring real estate opportunities in 2016 and somehow contacted Dave and Karla to enquire about opportunities.”

“Dave and Karla are very honest and truly looks for your best interest. Their philosophy is that their clients should be happy with their investment and not just making a quick buck.”

“I never hesitate to refer them to any one looking to invest in the region. You will be in good hands with them.”

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My name is Jay Mata. I decided to invest in Tulum because I am from Mexico City and I always loved the area. I started exploring real estate opportunities in 2016 and somehow contacted Dave and Karla to enquire about opportunities.

I travelled to Tulum the same year and met Dave and Karla in person. They showed me different projects and gave me their honest opinion without pushing for it. Dave and Karla are very honest and truly looks for your best interest. Their philosophy is that their clients should be happy with their investment and not just making a quick buck.

When I was ready to pull the trigger, they negotiated a great offer for me in one of the new developments that was still under construction so I was able to buy at pre construction prices.

That development, Central Park Tulum, became the reference of high end and sustainable real estate in Tulum and has been a great investment for me.  

Dave and Karla also helped me with purchasing two more apartments in another new development in Aldea Zama and also got me a great deal.

They have become my friends and I consider them the authorities in real estate in the riviera Maya.

I never hesitate to refer them to any one looking to invest in the region. You will be in good hands with them.

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Cindy and Jens

Cindy and Jens

“Dave came to us with incredible experience and was absolutely amazing to work with. We worked via calls, texts and emails throughout.”

“Dave always included us in every step and went above and beyond in communicating and seeking to represent us in the most professional way.”

“We were blessed to work with Dave and if and when the time comes to purchase in MX again, he is our man for the job! If you want someone on your side – Dave is your guy.”

We were connected to Dave through another realtor when we sought to sell our condo in Playa del Carmen.

Dave came to us with incredible experience and was absolutely amazing to work with. We worked via calls, texts and emails throughout. He became a friend right from the beginning.

His skills and connections were quite impressive. He seemed to have a confidence and overview of the sale we were seeking to offer right from the start and the results proved he was absolutely on track.

No matter what situation arose, he was on it before we were even in the loop. Dave always included us in every step and went above and beyond in communicating and seeking to represent us in the most professional way.

As we were sellers, it really made a difference that Dave listened and kept the numbers we set our desired sale price at, as the platform he represented us from.

We were blessed to work with Dave and if and when the time comes to purchase in MX again, he is our man for the job! If you want someone on your side – Dave is your guy.

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