Michael David Simons is a U.S. citizen and a legal, permanent resident of the Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. As an avid traveler of the United States, Michael Simons decided that it was time for a change of scenery and in 1999 booked a trip to Costa Rica. As soon as his feet first touched Pura Vida soil Michael knew that this was his paradise and was where he was going to spend the rest of his life. After selling his stateside business, Michael moved to Costa Rica in 2003 and became a permanent resident. He resides in the beautiful Playa Hermosa, a picturesque area of Costa Rica known for its moderate climate, gorgeous coastline, and family friendly beaches.
Guanacaste’s Liberia International Airport (LIR) is located within 20 minutes from his office – an easy driving distance from many beautiful beaches like Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Playa Panama and Playa Ocotal. It’s the perfect tropical location for anybody looking for a home in Costa Rica and who wants to be close to everything and everyone they love. There is not a better place to live!!!
Michael Simons has been involved in sales in the USA his entire adult life, with the primary focus on the cellular phone and electronics industry, having owned and operated as many as 6 businesses at one time. During a vacation trip to Costa Rica in 1999 he made a life-changing decision to purchase two ocean view lots. Four years later the beauty and charm of Costa Rica lured him back one more time, but this time for good, as he purchased co-ownership in one of Costa Rica’s biggest real estate franchises. RE/MAX Tres Amigos Real Estate in Playa Hermosa.
“Our office will always put the best interests of our clients first.” — Michael Simons
His first full year selling Costa Rica real estate was an incredible success with Michael achieving the honor of placing third in the RE/MAX Central America and Caribbean Region. As a result of his performance, his Playa Hermosa office outgrew its existing building and he proceeded to construct a new 4,000 square foot facility.
Michael continues to expand his real estate franchise market share and was personally rated #1 internationally for all of RE/MAX in 2005 and 2006 and continues to be one of the Top Producers with RE/MAX International. He is consistently the Top Selling Agent in Costa Rica. He was named Broker Owner of the year for the RE/MAX Central America and Caribbean Region in 2010 and 2015. Check out all of Michael’s Honors and Awards here. Michael is a member of CRGAR (Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors) and NAR (National Association of Realtors) and specializes in residential and investment real estate.
In 2007 Michael opened his second office RE/MAX Prestige Ocean Properties in Playa Panama and his third franchise RE/MAX Ocean Village in Playas del Coco in 2012. His team of professional agents has sold more properties than any of their competitors, has a rock solid reputation with their clients and has an unrivaled understanding of the local market.
Michael’s philosophy is firmly cemented in putting the client’s interests first by providing a professional, informative, loyal and dedicated service from both himself and his excellent staff. The client is all important, but Michael also believes in providing opportunity, innovation, and rewarding challenges to all members of his organization. Michael attributes much of his success to providing a level of service that not only helps his clients find or sell their property but to navigate the details of setting up and managing their affairs in a foreign country.
In response to the unique needs of his out of country clients, Michael provides a complete referral service to service providers he has personally used and can vouch for – from insurance, cars, cell phones, satellite TV and connecting them to the Internet, to dentists, doctors and vets, all the way up to helping a client build, landscape and furnish their dream home. Check out this exhaustive list of frequently asked questions about everything Costa Rica answered personally by Michael. If you are more visual, Michael answered many of your questions in person on video here.
Michael lives with his 8 rescue dogs on a golf course in nearby Libertad and enjoys watching professional sports while drinking Banana Watermelon Margaritas and Pilsen Beer while floating in his pool. In his spare time he explores Costa Rica in search of new adventures which are published here in his fun and informative ‘Tank Tops Flip Flops’ Newsletters.
If you’re still not convinced about the level of service you will receive when dealing with Michael and his team – then see for yourself what clients have to say on the Testimonial Page.
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