Information For Sellers
Our goal is to help ensure that your Roatan Real Estate transaction is as trouble free as possible,
and that you completely understand each step, commitment, that is required along the way.
“We work very hard to ensure there are “NO SURPRISES“ for our clients. Our belief is that an informed client quickly becomes a happy client, and since 1991, we have added more happy clients than any other Real Estate Broker on the island.“
Although we don’t give legal advice, we do have long-term working relationships with all the very best legal firms on the island that do, and based on your precise needs, we’re happy to recommend one to you. Before you make any commitments to anyone, we’d like to outline the (most commonly asked) top considerations facing Foreign Investors.
Seller’s Closing Costs
The Seller is obligated to pay Capital Gains Tax (currently 4%) on the increase of value of the property from the time you purchased it, to the time of sale to the Honduran Government.
In addition, the seller is required to pay the Real Estate Sales Commission. This covers both the Buyer’s Agent and the Seller’s Agent.
Not All Real Estate Brokers Are
Created The Same
Every Real Estate Firm claims they’re the best, that they can sell your property fast, and that they can get you the most money BUT …
The Facts are:
We are the oldest, most trusted firm on the island today and every year since 1991 we rank among the very top performers when you measure results.
No other Real Estate Broker on the island can make that statement. Other firms may claim they sell more than us, but they are referring to international sales, NOT JUST ROATAN.
Lots of properties end up sitting “on the market” for extended periods of time, in fact a lot longer than they should.
If you analyze the results of these poor performing properties, you’ll see the common denominator is often the Real Estate Firm handling the listing.
The reason these properties sit on the market is that many firms believe that just listing a property on the MLS system is all that needs to be done in order to market that property. This mentality originated in the US, the very same place where many of these firms came to the island from.
We believe these firms are just lazy and their unwillingness to invest in any type REAL marketing ends up costing you (the seller) both time and money.
We don’t claim to market your property by sending thousands of emails (SPAM) to people that likely have no interest in buying your property – we don’t consider this to be marketing, we consider it annoying to the party receiving all the spam emails.
We don’t spend a lot of time / money on print materials such as brochures, newsletters, etc. The truth is very few people read this stuff anyway.
Instead, We Use Effective Property Marketing
We market your property the way that the overwhelming majority of potential buyers are most likely to pay attention to it, utilizing the very latest state-of-the-art digital technologies. And while we’re not going to tell you all our secrets (our competitors do regularly visit our website), we will give you an overview.
If you search the web, you’ll see that we make the first page of Google pretty much all the time and have been there since we started.
You’ll also notice that we DO NOT include all the Roatan MLS Listings on our website, instead we focus on promoting ONLY our own listings. This gives your property an enormous advantage.
We don’t Offer “HOT DEALS”, as this makes buyers believe that (you) the seller is desperate, instead we look to find the hidden value in every property and market that unique value instead.
Yes, we do collect opted-in names for our email list, BUT we offer the ability to easily unsubscribe AND this is a secondary marketing tactic for us. We don’t rely on it to generate spectacular results.
We’re Experts At Google Ads & Promotions.
We know how to find people that are interested in buying property at this exact moment in time, how to get in front of them when they are thinking about it and how to convert their interest into actions.
The proof is that we’ve been here the longest, we are the most trusted and we are always at the top of list performers list for Roatan Real Estate since 1991.
Our Office Location
We’re strategically located on the main road in West End, the very Heart of Roatan, the business hub, and the most visited area on the island by tourists. No one else can claim a location as strategic as ours is.
Our windows feature ONLY our client’s listings.
We invest 100% of our money marketing our client’s listings.
Having been born, raised and living a lifetime on the island means we’ve established many marketing alliances with resorts, attractions, taxi drivers, etc.
Ask anyone and you’ll find more people know us by name than any of the others.
This networking means we attract more people to our listings, increasing the probability of selling your property faster.
WHEN LISTING YOUR PROPERTY WITH US, YOU’LL ALSO GET
Candid & Accurate
We carefully listen to every potential buyer’s comments regarding your property and rely this feedback back to you.
We constantly make recommendations that we believe will help sell your property and we’re not too bashful to deliver bad news when necessary.
No one has been on the island longer than we have.
We know all the ups and downs, ins and outs and unique characteristics of every neighborhood. We know what current market conditions will yield for pricing and we’ll make realistic recommendations that will sell your property.