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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.

Jeffrey Grosshandler, Broker/Owner


Meet Our Agents

Jeffrey Grosshandler

Jeff is the Broker/Owner and founder of RE/MAX First Choice Realty. He earned the award of 2017 RE/MAX Central American and Caribbean Region Broker/Owner of the year, 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. Jeff is a real estate developer who is the co-owner and proprietor of The Gilded Iguana Hotel & Restaurant, a 4 year project that was completed and opened in March 2018. He is a legal permanent resident of Costa Rica.

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Glenn Goodwin

Glenn Goodwin is a Partner and the Senior Agent at 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, aka Chico, lives in Las Huacas with his beautiful wife Linda who is the Director of Nosara Animal Care. They are both permanent residents of Playa Guiones, Nosara.

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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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Olivia Abry

Olivia grew up in the Fort Point district of Boston and has since lived in California, New York and Nantucket. At a young age, she became interested in real estate while helping her mother set up open houses in Boston. Olivia started her real estate career by working for a development company in Boston, and managing projects here in Nosara. Client relationships are very important to Olivia. She understands the importance of getting to know each client’s needs, helping them navigate the ins and outs of Nosara, and maintaining relationships that last beyond the purchase. Olivia is also an avid surfer and a trained chef.

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