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Properties in Atenas offers the very best in Atenas real estate. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will provide you with an unprecedented level of property and market expertise in all facets of real estate in the Atenas region. Our dedication to our clients is central to our success.

Arturo Guzman

Art is an experienced broker and the founder of Properties in Costa Rica. He is committed to excellence in dedicated service and the success of a skillfully executed real estate transaction.

Having been born and raised in Costa Rica, Art appreciates the beauty and energy of his country. Art started his career in real estate as a sales manager for a family construction company, where he worked for three years. There, he quickly learned about the construction process, the importance of the right staging, and how to design and implement marketing campaigns to attract buyers. He assisted clients each step of the way, from obtaining financing through closing.

Having discovered real estate as his passion, Art founded Properties in Costa Rica in 1999. He attended courses at the National Association of Realtors as well as seminars and conventions throughout the country in search of more knowledge and experience, all the while growing his network of contacts. Art has since acted as a consultant for the National Association of Realtors and assisted in the design of their first multiple listing service in Costa Rica. Properties in Costa Rica experienced great success and became the first international office for United Country Real Estate, a U.S. company. During this time Art continued to fuel his success by attending training sessions in both Costa Rica mand the United States. He participated in United Country’s National Conventions in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Austin and Florida. They say passion breeds success and Arts dedication and passion for the real estate industry propelled Properties in Costa Rica’s growth into one of the premier real estate establishments in the Nation.

Art attended the business school at the Universidad de Costa Rica where he focused on marketing. He lives in Santa Ana with his wife,former world traveler and expat from Bolivia via New York. They have three active children who love soccer and the beach. They consider it a privilege to be able to raise their kids surrounded by warm temperatures, beautiful mountains, and nature in abundance.

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Kim Rubens-Quirós

Kim’s first home was the upper west side of Manhattan, when it was not nearly as upscale as today. “I saw my neighborhood grow and change around me, and I grew with it.” From a private all girl school with fancy uniforms to the public HS of Bronx Science where anything goes, she had the freedom to move around the city from a pretty young age ­ its was the 80’s. Gymnastics, jazz classes with famous dancers­ it was a normal thing for a NYC girl. CBGBs (music venue that made the Ramones famous) was right next to the Amato Opera, where her mother was the musical lead in so many performances.MACY’s was right on 7th Ave, where her father created and produced clothing with the likes of Levis, Liz Claiborne and Perry Ellis. So how in the world did this city girl end up selling fincas in the mountains of Costa Rica?

Since she was born, her family drove to the Catskill Mountains every chance they had ­ to the Lakes, the Appalachian Trail, Bear Mountain, Sugarloaf ­ to name a few. “I learned to BMX bike in the hills and construction sites of the new “suburbs” ­ our family’s lake house happened to be in that area just 50 minutes north of NYC.” And as the suburbs grew, so did her love of mountain air, grass between her toes, and more freedom to roam. She decided to finish high school in those mountains at the Storm King School just outside of West Point. Next it was sand between her toes, living at the beach while attending University of Maryland’s Salisbury campus, teaching herself to bartend, play pool and surf, all while pursuing a degree in Meso­American Archaeology. “Of course teaching myself how to play pool with some pretty unsavory characters and winning free bar tabs at a local truck driver and biker joint was not part of a typical all girl school alma mater’s normal college experience ­ but I would’t change it for the world. These were some of the best folks I have ever met, and they taught me a special kind of respect for work, life, and my education. Never take anything for granted, and live your life ­ not someone else’s.” Its part of what inspired her to open her own bar, years alter, pool table and all. Open for 7 years before she sold it, Kim received such awards as “Best Least Obnoxious Sports Bar” from the famous Village Voice, and 5 start ratings for being the Best Beer Bar in Brooklyn from Village Voice, Yelp, NY Post, the Imbiber and many others.

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