Top Luxury Real Estate Expert – Yali Alpizar
“We are facilitators in life progress,” says Yali Alpizar, owner and principal broker of Costa Rica Luxury, the top luxury real estate boutique in Costa Rica. “Moving to Costa Rica is an amazing life experience for our clients and we love to be a part of that.” Fueled by her deep love for Costa Rica and over 30 years of international business experience, Yali is well known as Costa Rica’s luxury real estate pioneer. “I previously worked with top executives from different parts of the world, so I felt very confident when I started in luxury real estate,” says Yali, who founded the family-run business in 1990. “It was automatic,” she says, adding that on a personal note she enjoyed that focusing on Costa Rica real estate allowed her to remain local while raising her children.
Within www.Costa RicaLuxury.com Yali operates www.Costa RicaMillionDollarHomes.com, focusing on Central Valley luxury communities, luxury homes and mansions, high-end new construction and million-dollar homes in the coast. The company provides comprehensive, turnkey solutions including marketing, sales and rentals of high-end Costa Rica homes, estates and mansions. “When we started listing million dollar homes in Costa Rica, other REALTORS® laughed at me!” Yali says with a smile; others never imagined luxury real estate becoming such a big and important business in Costa Rica. But the team members at Costa Rica Luxury are experts at what they do. “We also work with a unique group of top-level experts such as engineers, landscapers, interior decorators and home remodeling experts,” she says. “They’re a backup team, always ready to help.”
Having built their reputation on trust and credibility, Costa Rica Luxury enjoys greater than 90% referral or repeat business. “Trust is the most important part of our business,” she says. “We deal with high-end buyers locally and internationally, so we guarantee privacy, discretion and security and we’re dedicated to personalized service and guidance.” Attention to detail is extremely important, she explains, because many clients are foreigners who are just beginning to learn about the country. Yali and her team walk each individual patiently through a lengthy, educational process aimed at ensuring that buyers are prepare for the consequences of every decision they make.
“Everything we do has to be the highest quality,” Yali explains. “Our clients are high-end buyers, investors and renters; they’re looking for the best quality.” She enjoys developing strong relationships with the seller and the buyer. “We don’t just sit and wait for things to happen. We support our clients through all of the stages.” She describes how Costa Rica Luxury coordinates luxury home sales with robust marketing programs supported by professional photography, exceptional graphic and web design, tailored property tours and heavy, targeted online presences in social media, plus a large network built along many years in the field. “And we’re available 24 hours a day,” she says. To remain true to this promise, they take advantage of all kinds of modern technology and messaging services.
“Costa Rica is a very sophisticated and exotic destination, with natural beauty, long life expectancy, a first-class health system and our pura vida lifestyle. Our ‘pure life’ is relaxed, prayerful and happy.” With this love of Costa Rica, coupled with her pioneering spirit, Yalile keeps building new international working alliances with top brokerages in high-end destinations, putting the name of Costa Rica in front of a highly sophisticated audience.