OUR TEAM

Assisting our clients is extremely important to CENTURY 21 Ballena Properties and to enhance this experience we also represent "Ballena Homes", a construction management company that offers a complete range of professional services and innovative construction technologies to assist our clients in building the home of their dreams.

Our Team

 

The sales team, composed of Marcel, Darrel, Bill, John, Radomir and Becca are able to offer service in seven languages and all them are invested in Costa Rica with years of business experience and knowledge of the Real Estate marketplace.

CENTURY 21 Ballena Properties Real Estate Team

MARCEL VAN WILLIGEN

Marcel is the Broker/Owner of CENTURY 21 Ballena Properties and has lived in the Ojochal area since 1999. Marcel is originally from the Netherlands where he studied Business and Commerce. From there he went on to serve his country in the Royal Dutch Army and upon the completion of a 6 year term he joined Lombard International Assurance in Luxembourg as an account executive.

During a vacation to Costa Rica far from the everyday life of suits, ties and business meetings he discovered an energy he could not shake. This inspired him to return to Costa Rica and make the southern coast his new home. During the years he has managed the Hotel Posada in Playa Tortuga near Ojochal and then went on to work in sales and marketing with the Ventana Del Pacífico development company. He spent the next eight years learning the ins and outs of the real estate sales and land development business. During his time there he also managed their guest house and hosted the guided property tours introducing 100's of new clients to the beauty of the Ballena Coast.

Marcel has accumulated a huge amount of experience during those years which he now uses daily in the management of his own real estate group. His knowledge of the area, the developments and the available properties is vital to the success of this business. Communication has never been a challenge at the office as Marcel also speaks five languages, which is why the office has such a diverse client base of both sellers and buyers. Call Marcel to discover the Costa Rican "Pura Vida" lifestyle.

Marcel


DARREL SIMONSON

I have lived, worked and played in Costa Rica for the better part of the past 21 years and to this day continue to marvel at the opportunities this tropical destination offers. My time in Costa Rica has been focused on learning the ins and outs of living in a new culture and becoming accustomed to a very different way of viewing life and business.

My sincere desire is to assist people interested in exploring the various lifestyle, real estate, and business opportunities available in Costa Rica. Welcoming people, excellent weather, respect for the environment and affordable lifestyle options, Costa Rica has it all. I am here to help and if by sharing my experiences assists those that desire to have their own piece of paradise, then I have accomplished my goal.

Darrel


BILL CAMPBELL

Bill Campbell has lived full time in Ojochal since 2012; and has been coming to Costa Rica since 2009. Originally from Calgary, Canada; Bill’s background was mostly in the construction industry. This has proven to be invaluable to clients when finding the right home to buy or build. Before joining CENTURY 21, Bill was a successful real estate sales associate with another brokerage in the Southern Zone. In Bill's words:

"What we have here is a 'community' that comes gift wrapped in the beautiful surroundings of jungle, mountains, and beaches.”

Bill


John

JOHN ALAN HEIM

John has lived full time for the last eight years in the beautiful Southern Zone of Costa Rica and worked extensively in real estate sales, rentals and property management profession throughout this time. John stays involved with his community and has forged excellent relationships with many professionals from varied backgrounds and cultures living on the Ballena Coast. His experience in the real estate business is significant and he knows how to use his knowledge and connections to create a smooth buying or selling experience for his clients.


Radomir

RADOMIR POMPL

Radomir Pompl came to Costa Rica in 2009 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he was a real estate associate/broker with Coldwell Banker since 1998. Radomir and his family moved full time to the southern Ballena Coast in 2012 and he later joined the CENTURY 21 team in January of 2014. Radomir is a graduate of The Real Estate Institute and a Certified International Property Specialist. He has a comprehensive understanding of the current market and is skillful in strategic pricing and marketing methods.


Becca

BECCA ALFORD

Becca is a resident of Houston, Texas and heads up the CENTURY 21 Ballena Properties sales and marketing initiatives in the lone star state. Becca holds a college degree in psychology and is the proud mother of two boys. Currently she assists in the management of 18 unique companies for MDK Enterprises in oilfield technology, drilling, software, and Real Estate.


Karen

KAREN RATH

Karen is an enthusiastic member of the community and enjoys everything the southern zone has to offer. She moved to Ojochal in 2013 with her husband and son and brings with her 25 years of experience in tourism, marketing and real estate. She has an impressive degree of creative energy, integrity and dedication to client service combined with an inherent ability to relate warmly to people she meets.

In Karen's words 'Growing up surrounded by the natural beauty of Canada's west coast and then traveling extensively around the world has given me the love and appreciation for natural beauty. This is why I am here and explains my zeal to help others discover this paradise I have found'.

Please call Karen anytime without obligation, she is ready to go to work for you today!

 

The team in CENTURY 21 Ballena Properties lives by these words and has embraced life on the Ballena Coast with a sense of pride that is visibly evident when interacting with any of the group of members. From the beginning the vision has been to provide our clients with the best the Real Estate Industry has to offer. Synergistically linking ourselves to the CENTURY 21 network® was the first step. CENTURY 21® is the world's number one realtor with approximately 102,000 sales professionals in approximately 7,100 offices representing 75 countries and territories.

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