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

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.


First Choice Nosara

200 Meters North of Gilded Iguana Playa Guiones Guanacaste Province, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica

Our Team

Jeffrey Grosshandler

Jeff is the founder of RE/MAX First Choice Realty, the Broker/Owner, and occasional real estate agent. He has 10 years experience in real estate in Nosara, and has lived full time in Guiones for almost that long. Since opening the RE/MAX office in 2012, he has changed the core principles of real estate in Nosara, ushering a new era of integrity, transparency, and professionalism in the real estate market. Jeff's awards and achievements include: #1 RE/MAX Agent in Costa Rica 2014 #2 RE/MAX Agent in Costa Rica 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 #4 RE/MAX Agent in Caribbean and Central America 2014 #3 RE/MAX Agent in Caribbean and Central America 2018 Broker/Owner of the Year 2017 RE/MAX Central American and Caribbean Region RE/MAX Hall of Fame 2015 Co-Owner, CEO & Developer of The Gilded Iguana Hotel & Restaurant, Surf Club, and Athletic Center.

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Glenn Goodwin

Glenn Goodwin is the co-owner and senior agent of RE/MAX First Choice Realty, Nosara’s leading real estate agencies. Glenn’s story as a realtor began twenty years ago, when he sold his famous skateboard and snowboard shop in Canada and embarked upon a journey seeking out the world’s best surf and beach destinations. Along the way, Glenn settled in the Dominican Republic, Belize and elsewhere, all the while buying and selling real estate. But when Glenn landed in Nosara six years ago, he decided his search was over, as he had found a place dedicated to the perfect combination of surf, wellness, family and business. Ever since, Glenn has been building one of the most robust real estate practices in all of Central America and the Caribbean. In multiple tropical paradises, Glenn has been involved in every side of the real estate market - from buying property, to building condominiums and houses from scratch, to furnishing them, to selling them. With this vast experience, Glenn is an expert at finding great deals, closing them and conducting business in a razor sharp yet easy going way. And once the business day is done, you can find Glenn playing tennis on the red clay, driving his 1970 VW van to Playa Guiones for a surf or catching a sunset with his beautiful wife and dogs.

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Francinny Gonzalez

General Manager
Francinny was born in the Northern side of Costa Rica. She visited Nosara for the first time in 2006 and fell in love with the Nosara lifestyle, in particular the surf, and created a strong connection with this magical place. After finishing university back home, she moved to Nosara permanently in 2011. She loves surfing before work and enjoying a nice sunset afterwards. What she loves about her job at Remax is being able to help others and form relationships, both tourists and locals. The team at Remax is like a family to her and this is why she feels the office is so special, and that our clients are able to feel this same friendly vibe right away.

Matt Grenfell

Matt is a senior agent at REMAX Nosara. He still consults in the investment management industry but left after a successful 20 year sales career 5 years ago for his ideal lifestyle. He is a market and valuation expert in local real estate and uses a consultative process to help his clients achieve their goals and objectives in purchasing property in Nosara, Costa Rica.

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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 condos; 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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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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Francis Davila

Francis Davila is originally from San Jose and moved to Nosara 3 years ago. Her love for nature and the beach has brought her to this beautiful paradise that now she calls her home. Francis has practiced Ultra Marathon for more than 10 years and what better place to practice it than in Nosara. Francis started working for Remax in 2017 as an office manager. She will be the smiling face behind the desk when you come into the office.


Diego was born in the beautiful mountains of Heredia, he moved to Nosara back in 2007 looking for sun & beach. He is been working with us since 2015 as our main photographer & web/graphic designer to help us to improve and sophisticate our image with his great talents.