My friends and clients call me Becky. You could say my story began at birth: Born to a Costa Rican-U.S. family (I’m a dual citizen), I’ve had one foot in Costa Rica my entire life. But I never thought I’d end up living here.
Let’s back up a bit. Raised in the United States, I purchased my first home just after graduating from college. I can still remember the joy I felt upon becoming a first-time homeowner. It was more than mere excitement; I felt a deep pull to the entire process. I became enamored with real estate and wanted to help others realize the benefits of homeownership over renting. I had found my calling.
So, I did what any ambitious and enthusiastic new homeowner would: I got my Florida real estate license. It was a boom time – the perfect stage to get into real estate sales, new construction, and house flipping, which I pursued in my transitional neighborhood filled with 1920s/1930s bungalows. It was love at first sale.
At the time, I would have said that my story would begin, continue, and eventually retire right there, in Tampa. But my story had other plans and Costa Rica had always been my second home and respite. It was where I came to relax, see my family, and understand my roots. Eventually, I learned how passionate I was about this place, too.
In 2006, following a desire to live closer to family and an ambition to pursue real estate in paradise, Imoved to Costa Rica For this, I am grateful to my mother, who is from this amazing country. Without her, I don’t think I’d be here. I definitely wouldn’t be completely bilingual. And my own two boys, who were born in and are being raised here, wouldn’t get to call Costa Rica home, either. Thanks, Mom! Back to 2006. New both to the country and to Costa Rica real estate, I joined a major international brokerage. For a year, I earned my local agent credentials. I scoured the area. I made connections. And I learned everything I could. Then, I got pregnant. Maybe it was my nesting instinct, maybe it was my old friend Ambition, but around seven months pregnant, I realized that I wanted to go even bigger. I wanted to lead my own brokerage. So, almost in tandem with my first son being born, I transitioned full-time to being the owner, broker, and property manager at Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica
I suppose you could call Blue Water Properties my third baby. (Baby boy #2 was born several years ago.)
Because Blue Water is more than a real estate company or brokerage: I created a product that I thought my community truly needed. We fill a real hole in the market.
Because selling real estate has always been a passion but my true calling? It’shelping people. Making a difference in people’s lives is something I love to do. I crave this interaction and find true joy in knowing that I’ve helped someone in a tangible way.
And at Blue Water, we make it our mission to do just that, with every client interaction. Because, as broker, I have standards for my company, myself, and my agents. And those standards are high because you deserve for them to be high. You’re always my priority.
With this in mind – with a continuing dedication to you, my clients, and to Costa Rica and the general real estate market in paradise – I work hard prioritize the things that matter. And I’m willing to pour my heart, time, and energy into doing just that.
I’m still a licensed Realtor, member of NAR and am now the President of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR). I’ve been featured on HGTV, on several shows includingHouse Hunters InternationalBeachfront Bargain HuntBeach Around the World, and . And Blue Water Properties also operates its own YouTube channel, with developed series on moving to Costa Ricabuying real estate in Costa Rica,owning a business in Costa Rica
Did you know that, even now, there’s no centralized MLS in Costa Rica? So, I’m personally spearheading the nationwide Costa Rica MLS project – the first true, country-wide, functional MLS system. To improve your buying and selling experience. And to ensure that everyone (not just my own clients, but everyone) has access to the same information, the same comparables, and the same value.
Because my heart is in the right place, always. Guided by this enduring passion and a desire to serve my clients, I proudly and devotedly remain at the helm of Blue Water Properties and continue my work with CRGAR. And I’ll work hard for you, every day.
I hope to meet you soon!