Relocation to Costa Rica

Relocating to San Jose Costa Rica

A relocation to San Jose Costa Rica can be a challenge. One of the most valuable assets for settling-in without pitfalls is a trusted professional partner that speaks your language and knows their ground. Expat Housing Costa Rica guides you through the entire housing process for buying and renting in San Jose Costa Rica and makes sure you buy or rent a home with the best possible conditions and without unwanted surprises.

Together with fellow expats, preferred partners and multinationals we have created the list of services below to make sure your relocation to San Jose Costa Rica will be as hassle free as possible.

Orientation Stay
Expat Housing Costa Rica offers an orientation package to learn all the general aspects of living in San Jose Costa Rica. After this 1, 2 or 3 weeks orientation stay you have a good impression of how life would be in Costa Rica. This package includes the following: accommodation, cross cultural training, neighborhood tour, training about renting or buying properties in Costa Rica, workshop about all the general aspects of living and working in Costa Rica, meeting with expats, moving checklist, rental phone and 24/7 your personal agent. This package can be extended with many extras, such as a one-on-one meeting with an attorney, school meetings, etc.

Moving Checklist
The most important item to have to reduce stress before moving abroad is our international moving checklist. Our moving checklist will help you prepare for the relocation.

Area Tours
During our area tours we provide you information about different neighborhoods, expat communities, grocery resources, markets, schools, etc..

Housing Search
During the housing search we provide you with several housing options and coordinate the viewings. After a decision is made which house you would like to buy or rent in San Jose, we make an offer and negotiate on your behalf. Furthermore we check the contract, make sure the house is cleaned upon your arrival and a detailed inspection report will be completed on the day of the incheck including pictures and an inventory list will be signed. This to avoid any misunderstandings afterwards. Of course we also make sure the fridge is filled.

Legal Aspect
The agreement will be checked by our attorney and we coordinate the signing. During the check-in our agent walks through the house to set-up an inspection report, describing the condition of the house and takes pictures. Also an inventory list will be signed to make sure there are no misunderstandings with the landlord afterwards.

Connection of Utilities
Expat Housing Costa Rica assists in the connection of the utilities, TV, internet and Phone signal.

Settle-in Service
We provide more detailed information about the neighborhood where you decided to live. We provide several neighborhood resources, such as groceries, drugstores, doctors, furniture shops, schools etc..

Departure Service
Expat Housing Costa Rica assists with the termination of utilities.

Workshop general aspects of living in Costa Rica
This workshop is designed to ensure that you can integrate quickly in the day-to-day life in Costa Rica. It covers all the practical issues that comes along with a relocation to Costa Rica and provide tools and solutions. Housing, health care, schools, visas, banking, transport, cultural differences, insurances, legal aspects and shopping are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the workshops.

Cross Cultural Workshop and Training
Our cross cultural workshops and training programs offers you practical strategies to recognize & reconcile cultural differences in the workplace as well as understand the role you play in everyday life in Costa Rica. You will develop your skills for more effective inter-cultural communication and will be provided with tips & tools to ensure a successful integration.

24/7 Personal Assistance
Expats who arrive well prepared and are coached in the first period of their stay have higher chances of succeeding in their new country. Preparation and information are the most important tools for an expat. During your relocation to Costa Rica there will be lots of questions, numerous letters to understand, forms to fill out, phone calls to make and information to be obtained. Expat Housing Costa Rica provides you with a personal assistant to simplify your live with the benefit of our local knowledge.

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