Client Testimonials –
We are writing to give our highest recommendation to Remax/Bay Islands. As American citizens, we were a bit unsure about how to transact a real estate purchase and sale in a foreign country, but my husband always wanted to own beachfront property in the Caribbean. It was a lifelong dream of his. I only wish we had found the amazing team at Remax/Bay Islands many years ago. But thankfully we found them when it was time to sell.
Our experience with this team, especially Doward Johnson and Jacky Castro, was top-notch in every way. Our broker stayed in constant touch with us, and Doward and Jacky were our eyes and ears on the ground there in Roatan, executing all of the legal and practical things necessary to close. They have a very thorough knowledge of the country and the Real Estate business on the Island. It was a remarkable experience.
But the most important thing of all is how honest, diligent, thorough, competent and trustworthy they were! They were honestly incredible.
I say to anyone looking to purchase property in another country, be very careful who you deal with. We are 100% happy with every bit of our experience, and of course, the final result as well. If you are looking to buy a home or property in Roatan, Honduras, do not look anywhere else! Go straight to Remax/Bay Islands and deal with the very best. There is no reason to do anything else. You will not be sorry.
Chip and Nancy Wood, Jacksonville, FL
My husband and I were interested in a retirement home in Roatan. We reached out to RE/MAX, and we were so lucky that Todd Hagerty was assigned to us.
Todd and his wife set up a phone call conversation and asked all the details about our interests and needs. When we arrived in Roatan, Todd was extremely prepared for a week of showings. We had already looked online and had found multiple places that we were interested in; however, Todd gave us the island tour and opened our eyes to what part of the island would fit our needs. Thanks to Todd’s hard work, we found a perfect place that we call home now.
Todd’s dedication to his customers didn’t end there. He helped us with all other needs that come with owning a new home, especially in another country. He and his wife went above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of. Todd has the qualities that make him an extremely successful and effective realtor agent. We can’t say enough about his professionalism and knowledge. We are proud to call Todd and his wife our friends and agent.
Todd’s integrity is above and beyond, and he always keeps the client’s best interests in mind. He shows great attention to the details enabling the transaction to get done. We have the highest level of confidence and trust in him. We were so lucky and grateful to have him as our agent and now as our friend.
Shadi and Ray Tafaroji, Wichita, KS
Highest recommendation for Larry Schlesser and this ReMax team. They really know their stuff. My family has bought and sold several properties on Roatan over the last two decades. And unlike other folks we dealt with in the past, Larry’s team is responsive, communicative, and solution oriented. When you’re dealing with long distances and language and rules that are new to you–that can-do attitude is invaluable. We were contending with a rather complicated deal and Larry went above and beyond to simplify it and get it done. Honest. Helpful. Friendly. Professional. I don’t know why you’d use anybody else.
Jennifer Stevens, Colorado Springs, CO
“International Living’s Executive Editor”
Of the dozen brokers I’ve worked with across my 75 years, Larry is easily the best. He’s as honest and hard working as they come—and a superb communicator. If I send him an email from here in Colorado, I get a thorough answer in hours. And he keeps in touch with regular updates. He doesn’t give up, and he doesn’t do silence.
He sold one of my properties and is working on the second, which has complications. If he can’t overcome them, no one can. I’ve never met the man—just phone calls and emails—yet I consider him a professional friend.
In my working days, I consulted on communications at Fortune 100 companies and the White House. If people there communicated as well as Larry, I would have been out of a job.
Dr. Thomas Murawski – Denver CO
My wife and I fell in love with the island of Roatan and West Bay beach when we had our wedding there in 2013. When we made the choice to invest in a lot near the beach, Larry Schlesser was our knowledgeable guide. His professionalism, honesty and responsiveness put me at ease making an investment on the island. He patiently explained all of the idiosyncrasies of purchasing land in Honduras and assisted me with making an informed purchase, which we orchestrated entirely remotely via phone calls and email! Communication is where Larry shines, he always has the time to take your call or reply to your email and give you the insider perspective on how things work on the island. Because of this, when the time came to send the money for the purchase, Larry and his staff had everything taken care of and I was confident I was making a great investment for my family’s future.
Sean and Rosa Cogley (2014) – Seattle, WA
Investing in either a first or second property is a huge investment decision, more so when that property is located outside of your principal country of residence. When my wife and I made the decision to invest in Roatan we contacted Larry with REMAX. Larry went over our criteria with us, location, type of property and budget. After a couple of trips without finding something that met our wish list, we were about to give up. Larry did not. We are now extremely happy owners of a property that fits all of our wants.
Working with Larry we got to know him quite well. Larry is efficient, friendly and helpful and it doesn’t matter if it is a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, Larry responded to all of our questions. Larry´s service doesn’t stop after closing, he is there to help with the transition from the smallest item to the biggest.
In addition to our acquiring our dream in Roatan, we have made a new friend. If you don’t go to Larry at REMAX first, you are probably wasting your time.
Michael and Claudia Realini (2014)
“In 2012 my wife and I decided we wanted to buy a piece of “Paradise” (Roatan) for investment purposes and to have our own place to stay when visiting the island. Our main concern was who we wanted to work with in the process. After much research via phone, internet and word-of-mouth, we decided to contact Larry Schlesser and we couldn’t have made a better decision. Larry took the time to explain the benefits and shortcomings of various properties on the island regardless of price. We not only bought a small beach condo for investment purposes, less than a year later we purchased our retirement condo on the island from Larry as well. Larry and his excellent office staff have made our Roatan real estate experience a pleasure.”
Doug Miles – San Antonio, Texas
I have known Larry Schlesser since 2001 as a very capable and honest real estate broker. What separates Larry and his company from the competition is their integrity. I have purchased properties on Roatan through Larry and his Roatan real estate company and recommend them to anyone interested in a capable and honest broker. My future purchases will be through his RE/MAX Bay Islands real estate business.
Val Washington, Circuit Court Judge, Retired – Genesss County Michigan
I have been visiting Roatan for about 17 years, and purchased a property (beautiful) about 1997. I have dealt with four different realtors and am familiar with most of the brokers on Roatan. There are substantial differences between realtors, and I don’t want to dwell on negatives. Larry Schlesser and his staff are equal to the best Brokers and required standards in the US. I listed my property 4 times and the listing with Remax was painless, and profitable, to say the least. If you are looking, buying or selling, you WILL have problems with anyone other than Remax, as I found with the numerous serious problems with the other Brokers including the original way I held title, as Larry found, and fixed, such that I could sell the property. I highly recommend Larry and his staff even if you are looking for a rental, condo, or purchase. Should anyone wish to contact me direct to discuss my experience, Larry can furnish my phone # and/or e-mail address.
It is nice to be able to trust a person on the Island, not that others are crooks, but just not knowledgeable concerning a serious investment with your money. I DON’T WRITE MANY OF THESE, BUT I VOLUNTEERED TO THIS AFTER AN IMPRESSIVE AND SHORT CLOSE.THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL FOR THESE REASONS, AND I HAVE MONEY IN MY POCKET. Please thank your staff and the attorney for their professionalism.
Charles Cristy – The Great State of Texas