What is the best way to choose a real estate agent in Nicaragua? A great question. Nicaragua is a country that currently has no MLS system, so most agents/companies use an open market approach to listings. So you will see the same listing on various websites with maybe different prices and or descriptions. Some agents in fact have not even seen the property.
Some agents will not provide correspondence between owner and buyer, which causes issues such as inflating prices or paying a higher commission than is the norm, meaning the seller and buyer both pay a commission to the Broker.
The best way to find a reputable agent is to find an agent that is member of CANIBIR which is the National Chamber for Real Estate Nicaragua. Members abide by specific rules,ethics, and training. In addition, in Nicaragua there are currently only 10 "Realtors" that are members of National Association of Realtors. Only members of NAR can use the name "Realtor" in their advertising, email signature block etc.
In addition, look for an agent that has further education, that shows he or she has the experience dealing with international clients.
Ask around and email as many agents until you are satisfied with the professionalism and experience you need. Also ask your agent back home to refer to an agent in Nicaragua.