Roatan-Testimonials Hear from Our Clients and What Our Clients Say!
I have been visiting Roatan for about 17 years, and purchased a property (beautiful) about 1997. I have dealt with 4 different realtors and am familiar with most of the brokers on Roatan. There are substantial differences between realtors, and I don’t want to dwell on negatives. Larry Schlesser and his staff are equal to the best Brokers and required standards in the US. I listed my property 4 times and the listing with Remax was painless, and profitable, to say the least. If you are looking, buying or selling, you WILL have problems with anyone other than Remax, as I found with the numerous serious problems with the other Brokers including the original way I held title, as Larry found, and fixed, such that I could sell the property. I highly recommend Larry and his staff even if you are looking for a rental, condo, or purchase. Should anyone wish to contact me direct to discuss my experience, Larry can furnish my phone # and/or e-mail address.
It is nice to be able to trust a person on the Island, not that others are crooks, but just not knowledgeable concerning a serious investment with your money. I DON’T WRITE MANY OF THESE, BUT I VOLUNTEERED TO THIS AFTER AN IMPRESSIVE AND SHORT CLOSE.THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL FOR THESE REASONS, AND I HAVE MONEY IN MY POCKET.
Please thank your staff and the attorney for their professionalism.
The Great State of Texas
I am late writing this testimonial and I apologize to everyone that I haven’t written this sooner. You may be looking for a real estate agent to help you buy property on Roatan and I highly recommend Wendy McLaughlin. My wife and I live in Texas and our May, 2014 purchase of property on Roatan was our first international purchase. I can’t say enough positive things about Wendy’s help with our purchase. She emailed back and forth with me for over a year as we debated what we really wanted and the pros and cons, for us, of certain properties. Wendy was always there with helpful advice and she was very balanced in her approach. By that I mean that she didn’t try to judge our purchase possibilities for us, but presented all the properties in a fair manner. She gave us plenty of information, worked hard to answer our questions, took us around the island when we had our list narrowed down. Further she helped us line up appropriate legal help when we needed it for the closing, which she and her broker attended. Wendy was highly educated in the states and works for a well known and respected company, RE/MAX. She’s totally fluent and communication was always a non-issue. I can’t recommend her and RE/MAX highly enough to help with purchase of property on Roatan!
Mark Smith is a Realtor who will go above and beyond the call of duty. After we had purchased our property on Utila, through a different Realtor, we discovered there was a potential problem with the title. (not Mark Smith), Mark took this on board even though he had not been involved in the original sale, he researched the deeds going right back and identifying where the problem originated. He sought advice from lawyers and then secured a document that shows our entitlement to hold the property. That was such a relief and we cannot thank him enough, to take this on when he personally gained nothing, just shows his true character. We will be using Mark when we sell our property, no question!!
I & L Carmichael
Glasgow, United Kingdom
My Husband and I went to Roatan with the intentions to purchase a piece of property. We found the most amazing realtor Barbara Noel with Remax Western Sunsets. We sat down with Barb and a short time later she knew what we were looking for and off she went to do research on properties. Barb spent hours / days with us looking at many properties and even some twice, she was so patient with us as well as offering us her expertise on real estate. Barb has an amazing personality and we felt so comfortable around her we knew we had made the right choice for a realtor. By the end of day two we found the property that we now own. Barb thank you for making everything so easy with the purchase of the property. My Husband and I went to Roatan with the intentions to purchase a piece of property. We not only found a great realtor (whom we have recommended already) we found an amazing friend.
Sherry & Todd Edmonton
When my wife and I decided we were interested in purchasing property on Roatan we were fortunate to find Alex Poirier online. He responded to emails in a timely manner, further, was knowledgeable about all aspects of purchasing a home in Honduras He was extremely informative about island living. When we came for our first visit to the island, he spent countless hours with us showing us property from one end of the island to the other. Alex wasn’t trying to make a sale. He really focused on getting to know us and our needs and interests and trying to find something that suited us. We never had a moment of doubt in our home purchase process and never felt exposed or unprotected because Alex was there every step of the way.
We could not be happier with the property on the East End of the island that we bought. We would recommend Alex without hesitation to anyone interested in purchasing their own piece of paradise.
Franklin and Francie Christopher
I have known Larry Schlesser since 2001 as a very capable and honest real estate broker. What separates Larry and his company from the competition is their integrity. I have purchased properties on Roatan through Larry and RE/MAX Bay Islands and recommend them to anyone interested in a capable and honest broker. My future purchases will be through Roatan Real Estate.
Circuit Court Judge, Retired
Genesss County Michigan
Looking to buy/sell property on the Bay Islands – specifically Utila? Julie Shigetomi is the best! As my real estate agent in selling my land on Utila, Julie worked very hard and efficiently to ensure the sale went smoothly. Julie always answered all my questions, and if she didn’t know the answer she would find out and get back to me right away. I live in the States and when I got to Utila, the deal went so smoothly I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I would highly recommend Julie and Re/Max Bay Islands.
After being screwed over by another Real Estate company in Utila who had failed to properly register my Utila property Title Deeds and declined to resolve the problems they caused, I contacted Mark Smith who I knew of by reputation only. Mark was extremely helpful in analyzing the problems and explaining them to me. He formulated a plan of action which I approved, and he was able to solve the problems while I remained in Canada. Further,when I returned to Utila he gave me all the necessary documentation which I had been trying to obtain for over a year. I don’t know what I would have done if Mark had not helped. We have been firm friends ever since.
He is the first and only Real Estate Agent I will be contacting if I ever decide to sell my Utila property.
British Columbia, Canada
The service we received from ReMax Western Sunsets agent Barbara Noel was exceptional! We could not have asked for a better Realtor. Her local market knowledge is invaluable and her relationships in the community allowed us to identify the location of the home we want to purchase. We very much appreciate all of the time you invested, along with your patience and professional courtesy. Barbara is a true professional and in a class by herself.
Wendy Brooke and Family
Cameron Park, CA -USA
George and I met Alex (Poirior), 5 years ago when we came to the island in search of our Caribbean dream home. He picked us up at the airport, showed us around on the way to our hotel, giving us information along the way. A couple of days later picked us up for a day long tour of the island so that we could decide what area that we would most like to live. Along the way, he gave us a ton of information about the island intermixed with some great stories about his life on the island. Our first trip here didn’t find the house that we liked, so we ended up buying property in West Bay with the intention to build within a few years. After coming to the island several times a year, we decided to buy a condo until time to build our dream home. Alex sold us both properties and we have enlisted him to sell our condo, since we are finally building our home. Alex and Marilyn are now our good friends and continue to offer help and advice.
I’m so glad that we chose Alex as our buyer’s agent and will continue to refer potential clients to him.
George and Lynda Rybar