Great remark, Grazie. What works for one person will not work for another!!! Which is why I do NOT recommend anyone on this forum or any other. One person might be very happy with a realtor but ask someone else and they might have had a totally different experience. It´s kind of like a doctor. If he/she cures you then they are the best. But, ask someone else who had a bad experience with them and you get a different opinion.Grazie said:overbury, hi. If there is anything you can take away from starting this thread - please, please send a Private Message to Recoleta Carolina. She had some very bad experience with real estate here - and as much as there are success stories of buying properties here - we learn alot from the NOT so successful stories, and those people that she might/ or might not mention to you - are people to steer clear away from.
There are some very good real estate agents here - but there is NO guarantee that what works for one buyer will work for the next.
Do you think you can just rent for awhile so you can really see with your own eyes and hear with your own ears what you are buying? Just a friendly advice. And no I am not in the business of recommending anybody.
Good luck, you can never have enough of that I am sure .
At any rate this poster should rent for at least a year, learn some of the language and definitely learn the REAL VALUE of the properties he is looking at. Because, as a foreigner he will definitely pay 30-50% more plus get shoved around to all the usual notories, lawyers, etc. who give referral fees to the realtors. It´s a real circle.