Properties in Jaco offers the very best in Jaco real estate. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will provide you with an unprecedented level of property and market expertise in all facets of real estate in the Jaco region. Our dedication to our clients is central to our success.
Art is an experienced broker and the founder of Properties in Costa Rica. He is committed to excellence in dedicated service and the success of a skillfully executed real estate transaction.
Having been born and raised in Costa Rica, Art appreciates the beauty and energy of his country. Art started his career in real estate as a sales manager for a family construction company, where he worked for three years. There, he quickly learned about the construction process, the importance of the right staging, and how to design and implement marketing campaigns to attract buyers. He assisted clients each step of the way, from obtaining financing through closing.
Having discovered real estate as his passion, Art founded Properties in Costa Rica in 1999. He attended courses at the National Association of Realtors as well as seminars and conventions throughout the country in search of more knowledge and experience, all the while growing his network of contacts. Art has since acted as a consultant for the National Association of Realtors and assisted in the design of their first multiple listing service in Costa Rica. Properties in Costa Rica experienced great success and became the first international office for United Country Real Estate, a U.S. company. During this time Art continued to fuel his success by attending training sessions in both Costa Rica and the United States. He participated in United Country’s National Conventions in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Austin and Florida. They say passion breeds success and Arts dedication and passion for the real estate industry propelled Properties in Costa Rica’s growth into one of the premier real estate establishments in the Nation.
Art attended the business school at the Universidad de Costa Rica where he focused on marketing. He lives in Santa Ana with his wife, a former world traveler and expat from Bolivia via New York. They have three active children who love soccer and the beach. They consider it a privilege to be able to raise their kids surrounded by warm temperatures, beautiful mountains, and nature in abundance.
Tim Baker is a bi-lingual UK national who has been resident in Costa Rica since 1992. He first entered real estate sales in 1987 selling a residential investment property to mainly British expatriates in West London for Japan Services Property. Since moving to Costa Rica he worked as a realtor in Flamingo Beach between 1994 and 1998 with Flamingo Beach Real Estate and as Partner and Director of marketing and sales for the Residencias Oceanica condominiums in Flamingo between 2003 and 2008 during which the project sold out at pre-construction stage with total sales of around $14,000,000.
During said period he also sold properties as a general realtor. From 2008 to 2011 he ran a small independent real estate brokerage in Flamingo called Prestige Resort Properties. Between 2014 and mid-2017 he was a sales representative for Hacienda Iguana on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast and partner in a 38 residential lot subdivision including a gymnasium and pool facility known as Pangamar and in which sales of $1,900,000 were achieved in two years. From 2017 through the early part of 2018 he worked with the Coldwell Banker office in Tamarindo. He owns beach property in Costa Rica and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with his clients and is very excited to be a part of the Properties in Costa Rica team specializing in the Central Pacific beach areas. He has experience in development, construction, permitting, land acquisition and has owned and operated businesses of his own in Costa Rica. He has represented Costa Rica in the sport of cricket and his current hobbies include travel, squash and walking his two dogs.