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Real Estate Broker/Owner with 2Costa Rica Real Estate

"I was born and raised in a small coastal town in northern California called Fort Bragg. It is the largest town on the coast between San Francisco and Eureka and was a wonderful place to grow up because there were plenty of activities to keep me busy both mentally and physically.

Some of my favorite activities as a child have carried with me into adulthood including both football and golf. Oldest of two, my sister and I spent many days combing the beach and bird-watching and biking as well. My parents chose this town to raise us because of its charming appeal, family values and small town feel.

After graduating high school I attended University of California, Berkeley where I received a bachelor of science in law and economics. I then began a career in the gym industry. I worked for 24 Hour Fitness as a sales representative which gave me the foundation for success in sales as they had an excellent training program and I went on to utilize this knowledge and experience in opening up my own women's fitness boutique gym.

Costa Rica Realtor Lisle Head - Focuses on Jaco real estate
   Costa Rica Realtor Lisle Head - Focuses on Jaco real estate

At this time, with a booming real estate market all around me, I became interested in the mortgage industry and as my knowledge of the mortgage and real estate industry grew I began personally investing in properties in northern California and was fortunate to experience good timing in my various endeavors. Then in 2005 I took a two week vacation to Jaco, Costa Rica that changed my life.

I had been invited down several times by old college friends but had never been able to find the time to get away. December 2005 was my window of opportunity for vacation and turned out to be the portal to much more than just a vacation.

Instantly I fell in love with the "Pura Vida" lifestyle and knew that I had found the place where I needed to be. The people were so friendly, the cuisine was excellent and it had the same small town values as those that I had grown up to embrace and later seek out. I knew that this was the place where I would like to get married and raise my family just as my folks had done in Fort Bragg. So I headed back to Sacramento, cashed out some of my investments and proceeded to settle down in Jaco, Costa Rica.

Easy to tell from the smile on their faces that Lisle and Ana Milena don't work all the time.
   Easy to tell from the smile on their faces that Lisle and Ana Milena don't work all the time.

The planning involved in opening my own fitness franchise proved to be a fortuitous and indispensable education for me when I began evaluating numerous real estate franchises and then open my Coldwell Banker franchise here in Costa Rica. I like the reputation of the company, the marketing support and a truly professional network of brokers throughout the world.

It has now been nearly three since I moved to Jaco and just six months since we officially opened up a Coldwell Banker franchise. I am member of the National Association of Realtors, a Luxury Homes Specialist focused on Jaco real estate with ocean views, beach-front, and walking distance to the beach. We can also help our valued customers with real estate from Tarcoles to Bejuco Beach.

Q: What is your company's philosophy? "Find the client exactly what they are looking for to best suit their needs and exceed their expectations." And since Lisle has sold over 70 properties over the last twelve months, he is one of the most successful Costa Rica Realtors that we have come across...

A:"Coldwell Banker offices in the country can guide you with confidence to your dream investment in Costa Rica. We provide clients interested in Costa Rican real estate with the resources they need to insure that the process of investing in or purchasing land or a home runs as smoothly as it would in their home country."

Just another hum drum Jaco sunset ...
   Just another hum drum Jaco sunset ...

Q: What was the last real estate book you read?

A: Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller

Q: What is your favorite quotation?

A:"Energy and persistence conquer all things." Benjamin Franklin, US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706-1790)


Costa Rica Realtor - Lisle Head's customer testimonials:

In an email received on Dec 12, 2007 5:54 PM: "I highly recommend Lisle Head, both as a great Costa Rica Realtor/Broker and just an all around great guy! I've known Lisle for some time now and we keep in touch regularly. Lisle was instrumental in helping my wife and I to navigate the sometimes murky waters of real estate investment in Costa Rica.

Lisle was our single point of contact for our initial trip to Costa Rica and helped get us in touch with the right people to make all of the travel and transportation arrangements. Once we arrived in Jaco, Lisle took great care to make sure that we were getting settled in at our hotel and had everything we needed.

From the first time we met Lisle, both my wife and I immediately felt comfortable and at home in dealing with him. He has such an easy-going and sincere personality. This was a big contrast to another Realtor I had contacted in Jaco, who was supposed to line up some properties for us to look at, but didn't even get back in touch with us as promised. Lisle showed us numerous properties that matched our criteria, and gave us helpful advice on which ones might better meet our needs. In the end, we ended up putting a deposit down on two different properties that Lisle introduced us to, and we have been very happy with our choice so far. In short, I have nothing but exceptional things to say about Lisle head. I would give him my whole-hearted endorsement and recommendation as one of the Top Realtors in Costa Rica!" Paul A. Barros.



Dec 13, 2007 7:07 PM. "All thumb's up great talent, he's one of the main reasons I bought in Costa Rica." Marlon Redmond.

Marlon Redmond is just one of Lisle's happy customers!
   Marlon Redmond is just one of Lisle's happy customers!



Lisle has been an invaluable asset to me through the whole process of finally deciding to buy property in Costa Rica. Lisle took the time to get to know me personally and to understand why I wanted to invest in Latin America. I knew I could trust Lisle when he talked me out of some deals (and out of his commission) because he felt if I just kept looking, I would find a better property that suited my needs. When you meet Lisle, it becomes apparent quickly that he knows the market and knows the "ins and outs" of investing in Costa Rica. The key is Lisle is a man of integrity and one that I have learned through my dealing with him, that I can trust.

It is a pleasure to write this recommendation. I do not do these things lightly... Only when deserved." Brian Dubin



I want to thank you and your staff at Coldwell Banker for your professionalism on finding me my dream home and also my investment properties. I must say due to your knowledge of the area and your insite to know the increasing values of the Costa Rica real estate market you have been able to answer all of my question without hesitance.You have made my buying experience in Costa Rica very easy from airport pick-up, Purchase to Closing and the handling of all documents. I have dealt with many Realtors in my state of Florida and would like to say I wish they would visit your office in Jaco Beach Costa Rica and see how a real estate office should be run. I have recommended your office to my friends and family for there Costa Rica investments." Joseph J. Scrivo, Boynton Beach. Florida.



Just recently I got married to a beautiful Colombian woman named Ana Milena. She works at Coldwell Banker with me and I figured that any woman who could spend ten hours a day with me at work and still go home with me in the evenings with a smile on her face was a keeper. I look forward to building my legacy together with Ana Milena in Jaco, Costa Rica."

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Lisle Head

Managing Broker

2 Costa Rica Real Estate



Comments (13)

Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner


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The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

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Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
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Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
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Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
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Aug 27, 2008 12:38 AM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

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Aug 27, 2008 01:13 AM
Steve Vennemann-Hennepin-Dakota-Anoka contract for deed property-Ramsey-MN
BoardWalk Premier Realty INC - White Bear Lake, MN


On behalf Http://www.mnlakeplace.com   we are happy you became a member of action rain and we wanted to welcome you to action rain. It is a very good site to learn and network. love costa rica been there 5 times will buy something in the future there.


Aug 27, 2008 01:44 AM
Connie Rice
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC
Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat

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Aug 27, 2008 07:00 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

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Sep 01, 2008 01:28 PM
Lisle Head
2Costa Rica Real Estate - International, IT
Costa Rice Real Estate - Costa Rica Real Estate Investments

i'm loving it.  Thank you. 

Sep 01, 2008 01:35 PM
Robie Poynter


Good to see your doing well down there in Costa Rica. 

Take care,


Dec 02, 2009 05:10 PM