John Wieland - Testimonials

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John is the ultimate real estate professional, and we trust him implicitly.

In 2011, we decided to retire in Costa Rica and found John by way of recommendation from a realtor in another beach town. John listened to what we wanted and showed us many homes, educating us along the way on the joys and pitfalls of tropical homeownership. Purchasing a home in Costa Rica is not an easy thing, and entails many details, due diligence and bureaucratic nightmares. John expertly navigated us through all of that and provided professional resources when needed (attorneys, surveyors, engineers, etc.). When we decided to return to the United States, we didn't hesitate to list our home with John, and the home sold in record time, considering it can take several years to sell a property in that price range. I wholeheartedly recommend John for any of your real estate needs - he is honest, knowledgeable, hard-working, and always has your best interest at heart

Lori Loucas

John is experienced and skilled at making prospective clients feel comfortable and safe as they deal with the various uncertainties of purchasing property in a foreign country.

There was never a dull moment and our transaction proceeded perfectly. I'll have to see if I can lure him back to CR for future transactions; not sure I'd trust anyone else as much if we ever do this again

Dave Garland

In real estate trust, candor and honesty are vital.

John scores at the very top in each of these critical areas. We bought our home in Costa Rica with John's guidance and assistance. From the beginning we made it clear that we could only work with someone who respected our wishes, honored our budgetary commitment and, above all was honest, candid and straightforward with us. John far exceeded all our expectations, selecting high value homes within our budget, while steering us away from situations that could be less than desirable. His ability to serve our interests in the sale negotiation process was key to the enjoyment we continue to experience in our home. To this day we consider John a friend and would be most happy to work with him in the future

Lyle Anderson

I worked with John for a number of years when he was the President/Partner of the Coldwell Banker Costa Rica Master Franchise.

I was the VP and had many opportunities to attend meetings he held with the BOD and also the all office (12 CB CR offices in Costa Rica) . He was very responsive and attentive to the needs of the Franchise offices as well as the BOD. He was diligent and enthusiastic in managing the Master Franchise as well as working as a sales associate for the corporate office Coldwell Banker Dominical. He is a strong leader as well as a team player. His management style/philosophy supported an interactive communication between all offices and Master Franchise BOD. It was a pleasure working with John. I am sure whatever profession he pursues he will be a success. Linda Gray, VP Coldwell Banker Costa Rica Master Franchise, Owner/Broker Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties office in Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. If anyone has any questions, I am happy to share my professional experiences I had with John; linda@coldwellbankercr.com

Linda Gray

John Wieland brings a professionalism to the Costa Rica real estate scene that is a refreshing accent to the norm.

I have worked with John on several shared deals, and even though we own competing agencies, I truly felt John's concern for my welfare. He has an amazing recall of data points. He can tell you how many times a given property has been shown in the last 2 years, and what the response has been. He rejects the thought, but I call it a photographic recall. John runs his company by the adage, "if you don't know where you are, how can you know where you're going." He has set the bar in organization and direction of a professional company in Costa Rica - or anywhere for that matter. I have witnessed John's primary focus on finding what is best for his client, and worry about the commission later (never?) I can heartily recommend John as an extraordinary professional in the field.

Ben Vaughn

John helped my wife Lindy and I find a beautiful investment home in Ohochal, Costa Rica.

His firm was very professional diligent and detailed. I was very happy with the efforts John made to make sure we had a great experience. I know John will do the same for his new customers in his new business. You can count on John making sure you get great expertise, value and relationship.

Dan Sternlight

I’ve worked with John since 2005 and have always found him to be a natural leader, innovator, and motivator.

John has a talent for managing many moving parts and personalities in a collaborative, cohesive, and results driven manner. Under John’s leadership, Coldwell Banker Costa Rica experienced tremendous growth with exceptional franchisee and client satisfaction. He is adept at measuring, analyzing, and organizing data to assist in key decision making both in strategic marketing and financial planning. I’ve learned a great deal not only about business, but also about how to excel in personal and professional growth

Aaron Dyer

I feel SO fortunate to have found John when we were looking for a vacation home (in Costa Rica!

) Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable, he works his butt off to get things done! He is honest, hard-working, and a straight-shooter! If you're in the market for any real estate or to sell your property, you won't find better!

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