Rico Realty ( since 1995) became the first Lake Arenal real estate office.
The Costa Rica Chamber of Real Estate Brokers Board (English translation), or as it is known in Costa Rica: the CCCBR (Camara Costarricense de Corredores de Bienes Raices) was founded in 1974 and is the most established and oldest real estate association in Costa Rica. The CCCBR institutes the rules, regulations, and ethical guidelines for officially licensed brokers in Costa Rica. All affiliated realtors must abide by the Code of Ethics of the CCCBR, which establishes agents’ obligations with their customers and third parties involved in real estate transactions.
Also, the non-profit Costa Rica Chamber of Real Estate Brokers Board verifies every single listing with the National Registry to ensure marketable title, and itdescribes the major ownership risks that may be associated with purchasing each Costa Rica Property.
The CCCBR is a senior member of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), the most important international federation in this field, and a founding member of the Federation of Real Estate Association and Chamber of Central America, Panama, Dominican Republic, and Mexico (FECEPAC ACBR). In 2002, the Chamber signed a cooperation agreement with the National Association of Realtors (NAR, see below) which has over one million members.
The CCCBR is the official entity that represents the real estate industry to the Costa Rican government. The Chamber also offers the country's first Real Estate Arbitration Court. When you look for a real estate broker in Costa Rica ask them first if they are affiliated with the Chamber.
RE/MAX Rico Realty is a member of CCCBR and its MLS Costa Rica mls-cr.com. This is the official Multiple Listing Service of the Costa Rica Chamber of Real Estate Brokers Board. It was developed by Propertyshelf, a leader in web solutions and online marketing. When you list your property with Rico Realty - your listing is exposed to over 400+ agents in Costa Rica nd your property will be advertised on Realtor.com, the world’s most visited websites.
The National Association of Realtors was founded in 1908 in Chicago and has since become the premier organization that influences and shapes the real estate industry in North America and worldwide. NAR seeks to be the leading advocate of the right to own, use, and transfer real property; the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective, and ethical real estate business practices; and valued by highly skilled real estate professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success.