beautiful places from mountains to…
the sea with hidden…
treasures like this thermal spa near our hotel in Cotacachi…. where you can soak and relax as you learn about Ecuador real estate.
Return to a life of simpler times with the people of Ecuador who are…
wonderful from many…
Find good value with Ecuador real estate.
Condos for example in Cuenca for example are as low as $42,000.
One high rise near Quito offers condos for $29,999.
The living room of this Quito condo.
The dining room leading to the kitchen area
The bed room comfort
On the coast the condos near the beach have an asking price of only $23,000.
These condos near a nice beach are under 500 square feet in size. Yet have three bedrooms, one bathroom… plus
this living kitchen area.
small, but I guess you would not expect a mansion for $23,000 US dollars.
In Cotacachi… a three bedroom, three bathroom unit in Prima Vera I is available for $59,000
and a studio condo with this huge balcony and incredible views is offered at $47,500.
You’ll see houses like this…
with this view for…
Yet my guess is you’ll not buy the lower priced units because Ecuador offers the opportunity for luxury at affordable prices that are no longer available up north.
First, let’s consider other benefits you gain… such as chances of a better price… no matter where you are at any price level. A big benefit in our Ecuador real estate tours comes from the fact that we are not real estate brokers. We do not accept commissions and do not allow our staff to accept commissions on the sale of real estate. We have been buying and selling our own real estate and doing business in Ecuador for 14 years and ask those whose property we show on the tour to give discounts to our delegates (as we are known to bring many buyers and do not charge commissions).
You are also more efficient! There are few road signs in Ecuador… few organized brokers and even fewer who speak English… multiple listings are almost non existent.
We review what real estate is on the market and plan routes in advance so our delegates can see the most in the shortest time. We have English speaking staff with delegates on the tours at all times.
We make sure that sellers have their properties available. (A bad habit Ecuadorians have is often to not have the property open on time.) Our staff are with you on the tour at all times… calling ahead… making sure that sellers are at their properties… or diverting to a property where an owner is prepared.
Visitors who try to find Ecuador real estate on their own drive around… get lost… see little… and without inordinate amounts of time have no price basis on which to compare. When they plan to buy they have little experience to know if the people they are dealing with are trustworthy.
You reduce your chances of being ripped off. We avoid showing property that in our experience is out of line price wise or quality wise. We provide contacts with brokers, attorneys architects etc who have shown themselves to be trustworthy.
We share 41 years of experience investing globally and 14 years in Ecuador. When we arrived in Ecuador nearly a decade and a half ago, we have already been conducting real estate tours for decades in many other countries including England… Switzerland, Isle of Man…. Belize and the Dominican Republic. We had bought and sold dozens of properties, including many abroad. So we already knew what to look for… kinda… yet…
here is a check for $72,000… I lost this payment completely because I did not know one simple rule about buying Ecuador real estate.
I just outlined that error and shared that one simple rule with our Ecuador Living subscribers. Learn how to subscribe and get that rule here.
The friendships you gain on our Ecuador real estate tours can be invaluable.
You gain the power of sharing in many ways… from Merri and me… we have trained out staff and speak with tour delegates with televised conferencing.
People on tours tend to have common interests and be like minded souls
A delegate at a previous tour described this benefit when she wrote:.
You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte airport. They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings. Thank you Merri and Gary…………..Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life. Thanks to you I am so ready to move to Ecuador and begin a new life. I just have to figure out what I am going to do and how to do it……… I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.
This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.
The importance of delegate friendships first showed itself decades ago when we took a group to Vienna, Austria. One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital. Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!
What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man. The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!
When you join our tours, you become part of a special family. Another delegate at one of our seminars wrote about this and said:
“Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.”
His feeling struck a familiar chord. It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships. These courses somehow draw together like-minded souls. For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses.
When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true. In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions. Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening. Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain. This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful!
You save hard earned dollars because our $499 tour fee is a bargain. Your alternative s to do what Merri and I did when we first arrived in Ecuador. We hired a nationally certified guide and had him drive us everywhere… to the big cities… the jungles… up and down the coast. We traveled with him for weeks to create our report.
This was okay… because this is our business… but…
if you hire driver with a car driver for just four days… you’ll have spent MORE just on the guide and transportation as you would have on an entire tour. English speaking guides with a car normally cost $130 a day plus hotel and food.
You also be more comfortable and save in other ways. Our Ecuador real estate tours help you learn the ropes in Ecuador. We know which hotels are good and which are bad. We know which restaurants will serve good food quickly and which are tourist traps. You’ll be safer and more comfortable because the very personal nature of our service not only helps you save money but makes your trip to Ecuador more comfortable and secure.
One delegate on a recent tour sent this note.
Merri, I don’t know how you and Gary give such great individual attention, but I sure appreciate it. Preparing myself for this trip and the even greater spector of preparing for a life outside the US does not come without a bit of anxiety. I am so thankful for yours and Gary’s kindness, attention to detail, and responsiveness. It makes it all seem a little more manageable! I’ll plan on spending at least the first 2 nights at the Radisson unless we are day two out of Quito. I will verify my flight with Bonnie. Thanks again Merri. Jim
We hope to help you in Ecuador soon.
Join Merri and me plus nine other speakers and contacts this February at a seminar that shares ways to invest, do business and live n Ecuador or gloabally February 11-14 at Quantum Wealth -International Investing & Business Made EZ, Mt. Dora, Fl.
You can also come on with us to Ecuador.
February 15-16 Travel to Quito and tour Quito
February 17 Travel Quito to Manta
February 18-19 Manta & Mid Coast Real Estate Tour
February 20 Travel Manta to Cotacachi
February 21-22 North Andes, Imbabura & Cotacachi Real Estate Tour
February 23-24 Quito & Mindo Real Estate Tour
February 25 Travel Quito Cuenca
February 26-27 Cuenca Real Estate Tour
Or join us in March 2010
March 11-14 Super Thinking + Spanish Course, Mt. Dora, Fl.
March 15 Travel to Quito
March 16 Travel Quito Cotacachi
March 17-18 North Andes, Imbabura & Cotacachi Real Estate Tour
March 19-20 Cotacachi Shamanic Tour
March 21 Travel Cotacachi to Manta
March 22-23 Manta & Mid Coast Real Estate Tour
March 24 Travel Manta to Cuenca
March 25-26 Cuenca Real Estate Tour
March 27 Travel Cuenca to Salinas
Mar. 28-29 Salinas & South Coast Real Estate Tour
You enjoy discounts by attending multiple seminars and tours. Here are our multi tour adventure discounts.
Even Better. Greater Savings. Our 2010 International Club membership allows you and a guest to attend as many of the 51 courses and tours we’ll sponsor and conduct in 2010 (fees would be $40,947 for all these courses individually) is only $3,500.
International Club Three Monthly Payments of $1,190
Our Spring 2010 schedule starts:
Apr. 12-15 Ecuador Export Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 17-18 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 20-21 Coastal Mid Coast Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 23-24 Quito & Mindo Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 26-27 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
The multi tour discounts remain effective for the April tours.