|Let us introduce you to Mary Monteroso and Island Properties.
When we started looking for property on Roatan it was our good
fortune to meet up with Mary. We had many, many questions…
and all because we decided we wanted a place in the sun - - in Roatan!
If you, too, have made that choice, then the first question is…
“Where do you start?”
Your list of questions will be longer than your list of requirements.
North, south, east, west… which part of the island is “best?”
Waterfront, beachfront, or hillside? House or land? Is fresh water
available on this parcel? What about electricity and telephone?
Builders, architects, banks, attorneys… the list is endless.
Wouldn’t it be nice to meet someone who will expertly answer
all of your questions; someone who knows the island and the people;
someone who has “island knowledge” and has worked in
Roatan real estate longer than anyone else on the island?
Mary Monteroso did just that and listened to what we were looking
for. She expertly arranged to show us properties that met our needs,
from which we ultimately selected one. It did not end there. We
still had many details to attend to. Mary gave us the names of professional
people on Roatan to contact, and was always available to talk to
us about the “island ways” of doing things.
We consider Mary more than our realtor, we consider her our friend.
We highly recommend Mary Monterosa and Island Properties for your
real estate needs. We assure you that she brings island knowledge
and the hand of experience to you.
|We found Mary to be completely knowledgeable about the island --
its properties, communities, laws, and quirks. She was responsive
and helpful. Perhaps most important, Mary was honest. We wouldn't
be living on the island if she and several others like her hadn't
helped and befriended us.
Jeff Sanders, Sandy Bay
We would be honored to have you use all or excerpts from this letter
as a testimonial to the absolutely outstanding service you provided
us in our Roatan adventure from start to finish.
We researched realtors during our many years of vacationing on
Roatan and prior to making the commitment to buying property on
the island. Without exception, you were repeatedly the number one
recommended realty professional of everyone we asked. Your first
and foremost company motto certainly did prove to be appropriate.
Buying property offshore can be complicated and a bit
scary at times, but you made the entire process a most wonderful
Your conveyance of realistic expectations, your in-depth legal
knowledge, your country wide contact network were all invaluable
and head and shoulders above what any of the other realtors were
able to offer. It made the buying, and later, the selling, so much
more pleasant than others have found, and it also facilitated the
necessary residency papers, finances, and dispensas. You even helped
to set up our rental business and consulted voluntarily where ever
and when ever we took on a new project or challenge. You wrote the
book on service after the sale! And you held our hand when the need
Funny, though, we were calling you friend long before
we knew the depth of your professional expertise, and that, perhaps
above all else, made our experience on Roatan one of the highlights
of our life.
We wholeheartedly recommend you to all who would seek our opinion,
and we always counsel people that they will learn the necessary
truths about doing business in Honduras from your office and not
the silver-lined half-truths and gloss-overs they might certainly
Simply put: you are the best!
Greg and Marilyn Gundy
|I recently bought a beautiful property and business
through Island Properties. I can not tell you enough how professional
and expedient Mary Monterroso was. Mary made everything easy and painless
with her mastership in real estate practice and law. I was working
in Thailand at the time of my purchase but I felt like I was right
there every step of the way!! I love my property. I am a very happy
client and new home owner.
Thank you Island Properties for everything.
Nedenia P. Dye
Sandy Bay, Roatan
|After looking all over the Mexican, Belizean
and Guatemalan coasts for 12 years we heard about Roatan. Still searching
we came here to look for land. Once on the island we asked around
for Real Estate brokers and the Islanders and Gringos alike told us
"the best one", "the most honest one" is Mary
Monterroso. We met and all the rumors were correct, she was great.
Mary found us exactly what we wanted, helped with all our resident
paperwork, and has become a very close friend now.
She is very professional, extremely helpful and completely knowledgeable
about buying and owning property here. After having lived here for
10 yrs now we are even more convinced that she is the broker to use.
Michael & Lisa Weiss
Palmetto Bay, Roatan
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to this section. If you'd like to contribute your experiences with
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