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Bentley Wildman of Consejo Shores – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Consejo Shores house, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIn Belize, you don't need a license to be a real estate agent. It's very difficult even though there are real estate people here and a real estate organization that we belong to. The process and people here are not something that's absolutely official; it's not really sanctioned by the government. We've been trying for years to get a licensing system, and hopefully it's coming soon, but it hasn't come yet.
 
Choosing the right real estate agent would take a lot of research because there are a lot of real estate people in Belize. Some locals are real estate agents and also there are a lot of foreigners, too. Because real estate representatives don't need a license, my biggest recommendation is to do research and get recommendations.
 
My general warning is don't listen to everybody. Research is the most important thing. Don't take whatever anybody says for granted because, especially when it comes to real estate, you need to be really careful.  
 
(Home for sale in Consejo Shores house, Belize, pictured.)
Archibald Brown – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
What's the best way to choose a real estate agent in Belize? Wendy Miller of RE/MAX Property Center South has it right. Additionally, I suggest that you find out if the agent has personally invested in real estate in Belize. Does the Belize realtor understand what it's like - from a personal perspective - to buy and sell property in Belize? I personally own Belize real estate and have bought and sold many properties in Belize – ranging from Belize coastal properties, Ambergris Caye condos, businesses in Belize, single-family residences and duplexes in Belize, Belize marina properties, investment properties in Belize, Cayo rainforest lots, through to large parcels of land in Belize. It really does help if the agent has personal and professional experience in Belize real estate transactions.
Wendy Miller of RE/MAX Property Center South – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The best way to choose a real estate agent in Belize is essentially the same way you would do it back home.  You look at the stats of the offices, the companies, you ask around about reputation and of course, you spend time with the agent.  This person is somebody you will be working with for a period of time so it is essential that your personalities mesh and you have the same focus. 
Macarena Rose of Rainforerst Realty – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Macarena Rose on Househunters' International in Belize kitchen – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingOver the years i have seen many people make mistakes-not intentionally, just that they did not know how to find the professional Realtors. When I moved to Belize in 2004, I realized it was like the Wild West as to real estate, and saw a need for Buyers' Agents. This is why I opened my business.
 
I agree with Frik's answer. It is best to seek the professionals by their testimonials and credentials.
Frik De Meyere of Boris Mannsfeld & Associates – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The best way to choose a real estate agent in Belize is by their reputation and reference. In Belize, there are no regulations for real estate, no official real estate association, and no real estate laws or licensing, so the best way to choose a real estate agent in Belize is to check their reputation and get references.
 
If you come to Belize, and you are not too naïve, you will immediately see which businesses are really established and are in the system as compared with the “loose canon” who comes down hear from Canada to try to make a few pennies in the high season. It is important to do your homework.
 
Belize is not like New York City where it would take you years to figure out who the reputable realtors are. Out here in Belize, you just drive around that one paved road in the whole country, which enables you to figure it out in just two days. 

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