My husband and I came to Cuenca on our exploratory trip in December 2012. Despite the short notice and it being during the holidays, Maribel made time for us and drove us around to give us an idea of properties for purchase and rent. Once we moved here in October 2013, we contacted Maribel right away, and began looking for properties….Maribel had remembered our criteria from the year before and immediately showed us a property which was too good to pass up…we ended up buying it, although we had intended to rent at first. Throughout the process, Maribel was available to us immediately, by e-mail, by phone, and in person. She held our hand, explaining the processes in her impeccable English. We highly recommend Maribel (in fact, relatives of ours are going through the process now to purchase two properties from Maribel) for her work ethic, her non-pushy demeanor, her expertise, and her loyalty. Maribel did not stop helping after we bought the property…she put us in touch with an electrician, a plumber, a handyman, a locksmith, and even helped translate for us when we hired a maid. Moreover, Maribel was helpful in locating a tailor and most recently, a general physician. She is very well-connected and highly regarded in her field, as well as in Cuenca. Thanks Maribel, for helping make our house a home and being genuine throughout the process.
It’s been said, “a good real estate agent is similar in nature to a conductor of a great symphony coordinating the different players to make a successful transaction a reality.” This is especially true if you are planning on renting/ buying a property in a foreign country and don’t know the spoken language. I’ve just completed a rewarding and successful experience with realtor Maribel Crespo of ecuadorablehomes.com.
Coming from generations of living in Cuenca, Maribel has a true interest in property and local architecture that gives her an advantage over other brokers. Because her knowledge and interest level are readily apparent in all her conversations; her clients see that she has a vested interest about the industry. Let me emphasize, Maribel does not just find you a home, she helps you establish a home.
My experience with Maribel didn’t stop once the sale was completed. What makes Maribel stand out as a realtor is her network of contacts within the Cuenca area. I bought a condo and within days Maribel had arranged for a reliable painter; electrician, and introduced me to an interior designer. She even made the effort to help with internet connection.
It is with great respect and my honor to recommend Maribel Crespo not just as a realtor but as an all-encompassing real estate agent who is attentive to the unique needs of her individual clients before, during and after the sale.
Recommended by Valerie Jiannotti: email@example.com
Maribel Crespo from EcuadorableHomes is a gracious lady and a true professional, who found for me my rental condo. She spent a great deal of time with me, and brought me back to see the condo again when I wanted to refresh my memory a few days later as to whether or not this was in fact the condo of my choice, and how I might imagine furniture layout as well. Maribel setup an appointment and provided translation between myself and the condo owner, and arranged all the negotiations, copies of the association governance in English and the lease signings, as well as arranged the monthly rental payment with the appropriate bank. She provided transportation, and did a thorough job of responding to all my questions related to the building. What I particularly appreciated from Maribel was the fact that she did not steer me toward properties that did not match the criteria I had set out for her in what I was seeking. I very much enjoyed working with her, and appreciated that she was not pushy in attempting to foist a sale or rental on me.
Maribel also has experience in helping in the purchase of property and businesses, serves as a financial consultant, and can be helpful with the assessment of property value.
Maribel helped us find the perfect condo in Cuenca and then helped us through each step of the purchase process. Now she has helped us find our second home on the coast. We turn to Maribel to give us good advice and introduce us to people who can provide us with additional assistance.
We are happy to provide a positive referral on behalf of Maribel Crespo as a real estate representative in Ecuador. In her efforts to represent the sale of our Ecuadorian property, we found her to be consistently knowledgable, professional, courteous, responsive and prompt in all her dealings with us. She is sensitive and considerate of the different cultural perceptions that incoming North Americans have in regards to real estate vis-a-vis Ecuadorians. She offers good advice and counsel in dealing with the complex Ecuadorian real estate environment. Without hesitation, we recommend her as a reliable agent.
Roger and Suzanne Yazell
por Roger and Suzanne Yazell
“The photos taken by Maribel Crespo of our penthouse condominium in Cuenca were so appealing that I wanted to buy it! Maribel went to extra effort to stage our apartment for the photos and she consulted us on what to include in the sale of the property. The listing on Ecuadorable Homes generated interest from the time the listing posted.
The property sold in 3 weeks, in part because Maribel advised us on the current market in Cuenca and helped us set a price that generated a good return on our investment. The buyer is very happy too and is set to benefit from the continued appreciation of this special riverfront penthouse.”
For real estate sales, purchase, or rentals both within Cuenca and surrounding areas, you can’t find a better resource and agent than Maribel Crespo. She was more than patient with my requirements – she was truly interested. Her excitement about daily prospects no doubt helped find the perfect place for me. She has an incredible positive attitude, vast connections throughout Cuenca and beyond, maintains a highly respected working relationship with other realtors, and exhibits a deep knowledge of real estate matters.
For those that require local language help, she is bi-lingual (Spanish/English). I was impressed by her professionalism, knowledge of many areas, and genuine friendliness. Now that I found her, I would have no other agent handle my real estate business. Do yourself a favor and contact her if you’re looking for just the right place or need to find a motivated buyer.
Recommended by Michael Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maribel has been an absolute delight and has surpassed our expectations in virtually every way. Punctual, informed, courteous, committed and effective are just some of the professional adjectives I would use to describe her. On a personal level she has surpassed our expectations many times by doing things far beyond what one would expect from a realtor. She has, in fact, helped us with countless things outside the normal with helping us with information on schools, banks, lawyers, design firms and the many unanticipated details that an American who is purchasing and moving to Ecuador would run into. Beyond all these wonderful superlatives Maribel is also fully bilingual and, having lived many years in the states, has a robust understanding of foreign wants and needs. We have unhesitatingly referred potential clients to Maribel and will continue to do so because we believe in her and have every confidence that you will as well.
Derek and Clara Estes
Chicago, IL (Cuenca residents in waiting)
por Derek and Clara Estes
Good evening Maribel,
Just wanted to send you a short note about the trip and your services so far. The direction you have taken the tour has been outstanding! Allowing people to get a good feel helps them become More confident to make a buying decisions.
During my time in the U.S. Army I came across a compliment that was used if some one did something extraordinary. It would be said that the person went ‘over and above the call of duty.’ You, Maribel, have done that for me. I deeply appreciate the time and effort you have taken to help me out.