Wisconsin native Jeff Bella is living the dream in Belize. An entrepreneur who has owned several businesses in the United States, he escaped the hustle and bustle of America to pursue his dream job selling exotic real estate, going on to become one of the leading real estate professionals in Belize, as well as the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean locales. Of all the places Jeff has travelled to, he knew he’d found his paradise when he arrived on the island of Ambergris Caye: the largest island of Belize, it’s the perfect place for Jeff to enjoy life to the fullest. Ocean-bound on his boat, the days are long and warm, the tropical breezes a sweet backdrop to the natural beauty of the island, with its rich Mayan history, unique wildlife, great local cuisine and the boundless blue skies and sea.
We used Kristian to purchase our condo on Ambergris Caye. We’ve known him and his family for close to 20 years. He encouraged us to be patient and was thorough giving us the pros and cons of all the properties we saw. I have to say that his service has always gone beyond the offer and closing period and throughout the years he’s helped us in whatever capacity we ask. I highly recommend him if you’re considering buying in Belize.read more
From the start, this office (Shane Pohlke) was very organized and professional. Coming from the US, it's always difficult coordinating looking at properties while on vacation and he made it fun! Shane had a really good sense of the type of land I was looking for and we found a great property! He walked me through every step of the process and offered to go above and beyond while I was back in the US. I can't recommend him enough for a smooth transaction and excellent follow-up!read more
I would highly recommend Rob and his staff at RE/MAX for a property purchase in San Pedro. Rob is extremely courteous and professional. He assisted in explaining all the requirements along the way for purchasing in Belize. He is very prompt with returning any calls or messages. The process was made completely easy, with no pressure at all. I was extremely informed throughout the process and was made to feel at ease the entire time. Every question or concern that I had was addressed to a high level of satisfaction for me. Great job Rob! Thanks for all your assistance!read more
Kristian helped us every step of the way when we purchased our Condo. He made our purchase as easy as possible and still helps us as we transition into full time residents. He is a great resource and we highly recommend him.read more
We had a great experience working with Rob to find a lot on Secret Beach. His knowledge, excellent communication, and efficiency, made the process easy and enjoyable. On an island where it seems like every other person is a real estate agent, these guys are the real deal.read more
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Shane from REMAX in San Pedro. I cannot say enough, how about how professional, patient and knowledgeable, Shane was as he guided us through the whole process of purchasing a home in Ambergris Caye. His communication was TOP NOTCH! His replies were instant, and he thoroughly answered every question we asked, or made sure to research any inquiry we had. He was with us step by step through the whole closing process. And unlike so many Agents we have worked with in the years here in Canada, he didn't fall off the map once the process was complete... he continues to help us now that we have moved in and settled here in San Pedro with every day life. He continues to check in on us, even bringing us a bottle of wine one evening for our One month anniversary of living in Belize... We would not recommend anyone else other then Shane, to work with when it comes to anything Real Estate!! Thanks for everything Shane!!read more
After a failed attempt at buying another property, I was on the Belize Express talking about how disappointed I was. When I got off the boat, I met Lisa. She introduced herself and asked if I was still interested in possibly buying. I wasn’t, but listened to what she said anyway. That was in July iof 2018. Since then Lisa has helped me purchase four properties between Caye Caulker and San Pedro. Her attention to detail, commitment to fast and thorough service, a willingness to go above and beyond anything I could have expected is what kept me coming back to her as an agent. Not only has she helped me make wise purchases, she even went as far to direct me away from something because it wasn’t in my best interest, and continues to help me maximize my investment dollars long after the sales have been completed. She has become a trusted advisor for me in Belize and I feel confident recommending her to friends, family, and others. I already have. If your looking to buy on Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker, call Lisa Quirozread more
I worked with Robert Colon at RE/MAX in Ambergris Caye and he was absolutely excellent. It is a new and often times intimidating experience to purchase a property in a location that you are not familiar with, but Rob helped every step of the way. He went above and beyond expectations to ensure that I was comfortable with the process in every aspect - from viewings to offers to closing. Even post closing, he and his absolutely excellent team held my hand every step of the way in ensuring everything was sorted - electricity, internet, you name it. You cannot put a value on the peace of mind that comes from this level of service, especially as a foreign based purchaser. He knows the market exceptionally well and always looked after my best interests. I would not hesitate to recommend Rob and his team to anyone looking to purchase a property in Ambergris Caye.read more
I have been looking at purchasing a property in Belize for years. On my last trip to San Pedro we managed to recieve the help of Robert Colon at ReMax. He took us to both empty lots and a residence that was for sale on the beach. Robert went out of his way to research what was available as well as to spend time with us to examine the possibilities. His knowledge of the local market and the real estate process in Belize is second to none. After several days looking at options with the help of Robert we purchased a beautiful beach house!!! Thank you Robert for helping us make our dreams come true and all your time and effort....
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Ours was not a straightforward purchase with a number of unforeseen delays on our part. However Shane in the RE/MAX office was beyond brilliant in keeping the seller on-side and smoothing the way forward. I'm not sure that the purchase would have gone through without him - so thank you for everything !read more
Kristian is the best! Knowledgeable, caring and professional. So happy to have him on our side. The closing of our new condo went amazingly well. Can't wait to make Ambergris Caye our second home!read more
We have been coming to Ambergris Caye for over 30 years. We currently own some property on the South Side. Rob helped us find a beautiful lot on the North Side that we plan on building soon. He was patient and very helpful in giving us information to help us make an educated decision on the purchase. He was also very helpful during the negotiating process.
We have contracted with Rob to sell our property on the South side. We look forward in the completion of this transaction and we are confident that Rob will make this happen soon.read more
As a newcomer I cannot begin to express my appreciation to Jeff for not only welcoming us to the island and sharing his vast knowledge of the area, how things work, and his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we had everything we needed! He has our highest recommendation!read more
Kristian is amazing! He helped us buy our dream vacation home. Being a real estate agent in the US, I can say that he is top of the line! He is always willing to help me and answer any questions I have about the area. Highly, Highly recommend!read more
When we decided to buy a home in San Pedro, every local person referred us to Kristian Guerrero. Kristian is a true professional and we could not be happier with being introduced to him. His knowledge of the island and passion for customer service are evident in everything he does! Not only did he help us find our perfect piece of paradise, but he also walked us through each step of the purchasing process in a foreign country. I look forward to working with Kristian again and consider him not only our go to for real estate but also a friend.read more
Kristian Guerrero was our agent with RE/MAX Island Real Estate. Despite the hurdles we inevitably faced while trying to purchase a home from a distance, he made the process pleasant and as seamless as possible. Kristian understood the need for each trip to the island to be organized in such a way that we accomplished as much as possible. As such, he was extremely efficient in the way he approached our property search and the purchase process. Even after the purchase was complete, Kristian helped facilitate getting utilities transferred and put us in contact with the companies and people who would provide all services needed to complete the minor repairs and upgrades we needed to make the condo feel more like home. In hindsight, we would not have wanted to go through this process with anyone else.read more
Visiting Ambergris Caye from Canada we worked with Rob Colon to find our dream beach front property within our budget. Not only did Rob find it for us but he was extremely knowledgeable and continues to support us with our questions (a year and a half later) about reputable businesses in the area we can work with to build our home. It is difficult to know who you can truly trust in business matters but we have complete trust in Rob and our experience with Remax Island Real Estate. We do not hesitate to recommend him for all your real estate needs!read more
We have worked with Robert Colon and were able to finally make our dream come true! He showed us multiple properties, and shared SOOOO much valuable information about the island and other important topics to owning property in A.C Belize. The one thing of many things I commend him for, is that he listened to our needs and wants, and stuck within our boundaries, while showing us multiple options that we were very pleased with and had a hard time deciding on which we liked best before making an offer that was accepted! Since then, he has stayed in touch and been a valuable asset in continuing our learning process of owning property there. I would recommend Robert and Re/Max hands down!read more
After having worked with another Real Estate agent on Ambergris Caye for several years and having been lead into questionable transactions, we finally got smart and contacted Jeff Bella to sell our condo. We needed a truly honest man to help navigate the Belize real estate market. A man who would provide us with the proper guidance to successfully and legally protect our investment. What we soon realized is that Jeff is not just an agent but also a professional with integrity and honesty. A man of his word. Jeff Bella is respected island wide for his character, his integrity and his honesty. I would not use anyone else, period.read more
We originally reached out to Robert, because he was associated with RE/MAX, and had lived on Ambergris Caye for many years. We felt safer, because we had read articles about fly by night agents in Belize. Our experience with Robert was PHENOMENAL!!! Robert helped us find the home that was perfect for us, and it was such a laid back process. He also referred us to an excellent contractor, and our house is now completed. I refer Robert to folks all the time now, and we also consider Robert a friend. Kevin and Amyread more
Kristian Guerrero is the definition of what we think a Real Estate agent "should be".... He is completely in tune with his clients needs and works diligently at helping his clients find exactly what they are looking for, no matter how long it takes. His professionalism and impeccable manners, along with his no-pressure approach and detailed, first-hand knowledge of the real estate market on Ambergris Caye are so appreciated, especially in what can be the very stressful environment of buying a property. We bought our property from him, and could not be more pleased with the process of the entire transaction; he was with us from start to finish. We highly recommend his knowledgeable services to anyone looking for a true professional in their search for their dream property. He definitely made our dream come true!read more
A friend of ours used Kristian as their realtor to purchase a condo in San Pedro and recommended we contact him. Kristian was an excellent choice, he went the extra mile, (literally) driving us all around the island. We found our condo at Hol Chan Resorts where Kristian was able to get our our offer approved and we closed within 30 days. We are now looking forward to spending more time in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Thank you Kristian.read more
I worked with Kristian Guerrero when I purchased my Condo in Belize. He was really easy to work with and helped us find the right Condo for us. He was also very helpful just learning about the island and where to find things we needed. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to find the right place in Belize.read more
I have to say Kristian is the only person I will use.
He listened to me, asked about my situation, and advised me. He explains everything, as many times as you need him to. He is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. He's straightforward and will always tell it like it is.read more
We can't say enough awesome things about Kristian Guerrero. As our realtor, he helped us find the right place for just the right price. He was also super patient while driving us all around the Island and gave great insights on which locations would better suit our needs. If the time ever comes when we will be searching for an additional property; we know exactly the guy to call!!read more
We traveled to Belize in 2016 and decided to come back in April 2017 and purchase a parcel of land for a long-term investment in this incredible paradise. We live in the Boston area. In advance of the trip, I did a search and emailed five agents, looking to set up a meeting when we visited again so I could get to know the person who would help us make a significant investment in a foreign country. If you are looking to buy in a foreign country, you know all the legitimate concerns you can have. I, at least, wanted to feel like I was working with an individual that was looking out for our interests. Only one of the five agents actually responded to me. The fifth was very responsive and nice... only to cancel literally the DAY before we left. I was disheartened.
So, we decided to walk into realty offices in San Pedro after getting off the plane before going to our hotel. The first door we entered was REMAX. We met Rob and found out he as part owner of the agency. That definitely helped lower my concerns and stress. After speaking for a bit to understand our preferences, we set up a meeting for showings the next day. Rob took us out in his boat and we had a wonderful day learning about the country and seeing great land options. The third property was the parcel of our dreams. We committed and the purchase went through after title cleared.
I definitely do not suggest walking in the door of a realtor without doing your research. We feel extremely fortunate and ridiculously lucky to have found Rob. I cannot speak more highly of our interactions with him and the ease of the transaction on such a significant and intricate purchase. We look forward to being his neighbor at some point!read more