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.

Marlene Rupp
Steve Sooby
Boston, MA

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

Dear Mary,

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 experience!

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 arose!

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 find elsewhere.

Simply put: you are the best!

Most Sincerely,
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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