Just wondering how you can get the money out of Aruba to the US.
Also not sure if there is a "transfer tax" for the seller
Buyer pays transfer tax and closing is done at the notary, who transfers your money to whatever bank account you direct him/her to send it to. Seller pays only realtor's commission, if there is a realtor
All realtors will show you properties from all realtors. There is no "multiple listing service" here as in the states - but there is an agreement b/w all the realty companies. Of course - who you list w/ will want to sell your property more because then they get all the commission - just like in the US.
Never do an "exclusive" if they ask you to.
Use a realtor - the laws here are quite different, all documents are in dutch
and it's well worth it because they will help you for the "little" things - like
transferring utilities - which is a real process in itself. No phone service,
internet or anything like that here. You have to go in person to every
place (w/ the seller most of the time) to sign over water, electricity, gas,