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Our Team


Your choice to buy, rent, or build property in Nosara is a choice to live

Perhaps you were drawn in by the contrast between the luxury and the
 ruggedness of Nosara. Perhaps you were struck by the unique culture that’s
 developed over the years. Or maybe you just want to get away.

Whatever the reason, RE/MAX First Choice Realty is the team who will
 deliver what your imagination craves.

We work with both buyers and sellers, providing an experience that blends 
the professionalism you expect back home with the Nosara vibes that 
attracted you here in the first place.

Our mission is to serve as your Costa Rican lifestyle investment 
advisor, designing
 goal-oriented strategies to deliver you the results you want (or better).

Our office is a full service real estate brokerage, located in Playa
 Guiones, just north of the Gilded Iguana. We can help you find anything
 from properties, large fincas, investment properties, B&B’s / Hotels / Surf 
Camps for sale, or just a simple Condo or retirement home to snowbird in.
 We work with the most reputable lawyers, contractors, surveyors, title 
companies and property managers in the country to protect your investment.

RE/MAX First Choice Realty is the largest real estate company in the 
region, and we serve our clients with a degree of transparency, trust, and
 professionalism you will not find anywhere else in the country.

Get to know our team below, or view listings for sale to begin the search
 for your own slice of Nosara.

Jeffrey Grosshandler, Broker/Owner


Meet Our Agents

Jeffrey Grosshandler

Jeff is the Broker/Owner and founder of RE/MAX First Choice Realty. He was named RE/MAX #1 Agent in Costa Rica in 2014, earned membership into the "RE/MAX Hall of Fame" in 2015, and specializes in land investments, home sales, development, and commercial properties. He is a legal permanent resident of Costa Rica.

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Glenn Goodwin

Glenn Goodwin is the Senior Agent RE/MAX First Choice Realty in Nosara, Costa Rica, Central America's capital for surfing and yoga. With over 15 years of real estate experience that spans the Caribbean and Central America, he is a top agent in both talent and experience. Glenn was the REMAX First Choice Nosara Agent of the year in 2016, and has been a top performing REMAX agent in the Central America and Caribbean region each years since 2013. Glenn lives in the F section with his wife Linda, and is a full time permanent resident of Playa Guiones.

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Matt Grenfell

Originally from Texas and California, Matt lives with his family in Playa Guiones, and enjoys the lifestyle that Nosara affords. He is a property owner, legal permanent resident, and specializes in land and home sales. He has over 20 years experience in sales of financial products prior to joining First Choice Realty and still holds his CFA designation. Matt embraces the 1-on-1 client relationships built through his work helping visitors buy and sell property in Nosara.

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James Forsberg

James has over 13 years of experience in real estate, from everything including sales, leasing, financing, and property development. He is the co-owner of Buena Vista Villas, and enjoys doing business in the line-up while surfing or other social settings. James is a full time resident of Playa Guiones, he is an expert on land and home prices in Nosara.

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Lane Donlon

Lane, originally from California, has worked in real estate in Nosara through Nosara Real Estate and has now joined up with RE/MAX as an experienced agent with a history of professionalism and client service. He specializes in listings in Peleda and Guiones, but also covers many of the areas outside of the immediate beach areas. Hardworking, intelligent, and super motivated, Lane works his hardest to make sure all of his clients are satisfied with their process of buying or selling real estate in Nosara.

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Lev Piatigorsky

Lev comes to Nosara after working in NYC for 15+ years in the tech industry. He and his wife sold everything to move to Nosara and are enjoying living here as full-time residents. His real estate experience in the USA was extensive in renovations and sales of condo; in Nosara he launched his real estate career investing in lots and building two homes in Playa Guiones. Lev knows the ins and outs of buying and building in Costa Rica. As an agent at First Choice Nosara, he would be happy to share his knowledge with you and set you up with your ideal home or property.

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Josh Linnes

Josh has lived in Nosara for over 10 years, and has a lifetime of real estate experience, both as land developer, investor, builder, and real estate sales agent. He specializes in properties in San Juan Mountain, but also covers all areas in Playa Guiones and Pelada.

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Francinny Gonzalez

Francinny is Tica and originally from San Carlos area of Costa Rica, she is the General Manager of Re/Max First Choice Realty, and also supervises and handles concierge services and vacation rentals for all guests and clients. If you visit the office you might see her as the bright smiling face behind the front desk at our office, located in G Section of Playa Guiones.

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Francella Gonzalez

Francella joins the RE/MAX team as the vacation rentals and reservations manager. She also help our clients and Nosara visitors with everything and anything related to tourism activities and bookings, including transportation, surf lesson, tours, and concierge. If you are interested in taking a vacation in Nosara, Francella is the first contact to get in touch with.

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