Let’s start with us having a personal talk (phone or video chat) so we can introduce ourselves and how our company works. At the same time we will try to determine what your real estate wishes are. Please ask us anything that’s on your mind!
We will confirm all we discussed by email so it becomes clear for everyone what our next steps will be, this email will also contain our Buyers Agency Agreement as well as our Buyers Guide covering all you need to know.
As a member of the “Association of Aruban Realtors” (AAR), you directly benefit from our huge network, as we check the current listings of all the approx. 20 different broker companies in Aruba, from where we make a selection that suits your real estate wishes best.
You as the buyer should pick a “top 3” favorites list from those options, so we can dive into the details for your 3 favorites. We will gather all the available information about these 3 listings (appraisals, HOA fees, expected rental income etc).
In the meantime, if a new property enters the market that fits your wishes, we will notify you immediately about it.
If you are able to visit Aruba for showings, we will plan and coordinate everything, pick you up from the airport if necessary and accompany you with a set of professional eyes while we visit our selection of listings.
We will always advice you during the bidding process, and can make offers on your behalf. We as buyer’s agents are able to negotiate with an objective stance, without emotions, making us a better negotiator thus getting you the best possible deal.
When our offer is accepted by the seller, we will walk you through the compliance process so the purchase agreement can be signed. All will be send to the notary, who will request a market value (determined by the government of Aruba, called “legger waarde”) and prepare the transfer of the deed. This process will take about 2 months in Aruba.
You will be invited at the notary office for signing the deed, and you will receive your keys to your newly obtained dream home in Aruba. As an after service we will guide you in the process of transferring the utilities in your name. With our guide you will know exactly where to go and how to get it done without any hassle.
BUYER'S AGENT - CONDO SPECIALIST
Earned his realtor stripes from experience. About 8 years ago, Stanley designed and constructed a contemporary villa that shortly after became the most successful and top rated vacation villa in Aruba, which he still manages today.
Nicknamed "Aruba's Condo Specialist", with a passion for Real Estate. With 10+ years on the island, Stanley knows the market inside out! Add that to his background in construction, maintenance and property management, and it becomes clear why Stanley is a powerful asset for anyone looking to buy property in Aruba.
BACK OFFICE COORDINATOR
Georgina is our office angel who keeps us on schedule. She maintains a smooth running of our workspace and handles a variety of administrative duties, organizes our files, performs a huge array of other essential tasks and of course answers the telephone.
Georgina also coordinates and plans all work schedules, office meetings and property showings with clients.
Don't let the title "Apprentice" fool you, as Joost used to work as a realtor for one of the largest realty brokers in Aruba. After closing many deals and receiving feedback from many buying clients, Joost decided to make the switch to (temporary) apprentice and specialize as an exclusive Buyer's Agent.
Buying your dream home in Aruba is of course a big step, but you don't have to walk the aisle alone.. Joost his mission is to make the buying process for non-residence not only easy.. but also a fun experience.
"We used Stanley as our Buyer's Broker and he is hands down THE condo specialist in Aruba and a top notch agent. He went the extra mile for us when needed and his enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to his job is unmatched. He will take care of you from beginning to end and it has been a real pleasure working with him! He’ll be highly recommended to anyone I know that is looking to purchase a condominium in Aruba. Thanks Stanley for all you did for us, you found us the perfect condo! "
"Mr Joost Wouda was our buyer broker for the purchase of our vacation rental in Aruba. From the start, Joost worked tirelessly to make the process easy and understandable, explained all the transfer costs and patiently answering every question we had (we had like a thousand and some we propably asked more than once). Joost luckily has a lot of patience and kept this process running smoothly. With our best interests in mind Joost got us into a house we are very happy with. For anyone buying a home and in need of assistance, Joost Wouda was a fantastic agent on our behalf. My wife and I were extremely pleased with this service. "
"I started out with Joost but when I visited Aruba for the showings, Joost was unfortunately not on the island so Stanley took over "my case". I was extremely relieved that I did not have to explain him a thing; Stanley was 100% up to date with my wishes, a big advantage of a small personal office I guess. Both Joost and Stanley are excellent. I have learned so much from them in the process. Joost was very prompt with answering all questions and we had constant communication. Stanley was a great negotiator on my behalf. Thanks gentlemen, I still owe you a few beers 🙂 "