Buyer's Guide

Live the island life year-round.

The Caribbean Sea offers a myriad of dream homes, from well-priced beachfront condos to extravagant estates. Whether you are investing in a second vacation home or making the move a permanent one, Bold Real Estate Aruba is here to guide you through this special process, and ensure it is a smooth and simple operation. 

 

Form your team


The first and most vital step is to meet with a trusted real estate professional to outline your wants, needs, and any other expectations you may have. The Bold Real Estate Aruba team can explain the current state of the market, offer insight into recent statistics, and answer questions you may not have thought to previously ask. Using an agent costs a buyer nothing and is one of the most vital aspects of the coming transaction. In addition to gaining a unique insight from someone who lives on the island year-round, they offer a wealth of knowledge on contractual issues and are an invaluable source should you encounter any bumps later on down the road.

 

The home search


After you have secured financing and/or set up a budget, you will be able to set appointments to view homes, whether it be in-person, virtually, or a combination of both.
Bold Real Estate Aruba is adequately equipped to handle buyers from all four corners of the globe throughout every step of the real estate process.

 

Offers and negotiations 


Once you have found the perfect piece of Caribbean paradise to call your own, Bold Real Estate Aruba will present an offer on your behalf to the sellers. The sellers can accept or reject your offer, but most often they will counter your initial offer. Once both parties have fully agreed on each individual detail and signed the contract, both sides will receive executed copies, and the buyer will proceed onward into escrow.

 

Due diligence


While the process of buying real estate in Aruba is somewhat similar to that in several other countries and U.S. states, there are some differences. You are still entitled to a property inspection to take a closer look at the home and ensure everything is in working order. Some timelines and fees may also be slightly different. Upon execution of your contract, you will need to make a 10% deposit to a notary. The notary will then contact you (usually within six weeks) for the final signing of paperwork and to collect payment for property taxes, sales taxes, and the notary’s fee. Depending on the purchase price, your property in Aruba will have a fixed tax rate within a certain bracket. 

 

Closing Day


Once all of the T’s have been crossed and I’s have been dotted, it will be time to close! Documentation will need to be signed in the presence of a notary but once signatures from both sides of the transaction and payment have been received, you should expect confirmation of your official closing shortly after. From there, the only thing left to do is to pick up your keys and enjoy your new, sunny, home-sweet home.

Buying property in the Caribbean is something many people only ever dream of. Most never move forward on this aspiration because they simply aren’t sure of where to start. The team at Bold Real Estate Aruba strives to not only assist you in pursuing your dreams, but to make the process one that is memorable, smooth, and exciting. Contact us today to learn more about the ins and outs of Aruba’s vibrant real estate market.

Testimonials

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Oleg & Irina

Dear Jennifer and Tamiree, We are writing to express our heartfelt gratitude for your invaluable assistance throughout the acquisition process of our new house. Your professionalism and dedication have been evident from the s...
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Cynthia Kerr

Working with Aileen at Bold Properties was an amazing experience. She was extremely communicative, attentive and organized. Being that we are from the US she was patient and understanding with every question and concern that we...
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Robert Micele

I am more than happy to give the following review to Jennifer Figueroa of Bold Realty Aruba , she is by far the most professional real estate person I have ever dealt with in all the years of purchasing properties, which I have...
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Frank Tichenor

Well we can't say enough good things about Jennifer and her team at Bold properties. Jennifer took her time with us and walked us through the buying process in Aruba. Her patience was extremely admirable and I doubt I could be...
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Sandra Sequea

I had the pleasure of experiencing super amazing service and support from Bold Properties Aruba. Throughout my interaction with them. There was always a dedicated team member readily available to guide me through each step of ...
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Tamara Puts

I recently bought a new house from Xina (Bold Properties Aruba) and had a fantastic experience throughout the entire process. From the moment I reached out to inquire about the property to the day I received the keys, Xina prov...
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Gershon Pocorni

Super amazing company with excellent service minded ladies who know how to deal with your real estate needs.
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James Von

Jessie and the entire bold team are the best realtors on the island of Aruba they treat you like family and make the entire experience incredibly easy for the buyers they’re not only the beat but the greatest I’m so lucky we fo...
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Anouk van Burgel

Very professional and kind people who helped us with every step of the way to buy our first home. Made everything so much easier for us. We were very happy with their help and support
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Brian Krauth

Jenniffer of Bold Properties Aruba was a delight to work with in selling our home. She was very creative in marketing the property. Her professional advice was invaluable and lead to a successful and satisfying sale meeting ou...
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Eldi Gjoci

I just closed on a house in the Island and Aileen and her team made the process so easy that I only needed to fly one time only. I would recommend Bold Properties to everyone that I know that likes to invest to the ONE HAPPY IS...
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John Molinaro

Jenniffer was an amazing helping us to find our Aruba dream home. Her marketing brought the home to our attention, a quick communication and I was able to fly down to see the house. Her communication throughout the process wa...
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Kindra Sprok

Dear Jenniffer of Bold Properties Aruba, we want to thank you for all the fantastic work you've done for us. Thank you for going the extra mile for us on every step of our buying journey! We could not have done this without yo...
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Suzanna Keselman

If you are looking to buy a property on the island, you found the right team! Professional, reliable, diligent, honest and fun to work with! Work with Bold properties for any of your Aruba real estate needs! They are your dream...
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Esther Broeksema

Jennifer is very professional and personal. She explained everything in a way that was easy to understand from making the offer, to working with the listing agent and notary. Jenn never made me feel uncomfortable and helped me ...
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Sheila Whitlow

The Bold Team went above and beyond to make our experience of purchasing our Casa leo Casa easy and wonderful! Shekainah was helpful, accessible and ready to do whatever it took to close the deal and guide us through the entire...
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Michele Alongi

Bold Properties Aruba is a very exceptional Real Estate firm, Aileen and her beautiful colleagues are very professional and very knowledgeable on the properties of Aruba, with her help she made our dreams come true of owning a ...
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Marisa Jones

We have worked with Jenniffer at Bold Properties for two purchases in the last 4 years. She is a true professional. Bold properties made our buying experience so much easier than it could have been. Jenniffer helped us to ne...
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Engentinc Inco

Aileen is awesome. She was there every step of the way during my purchase at Gold Coast. And was very patient, even though I lost my cool a bit with all the paperwork needed. Definitely recommend!
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Winfried

Very active broker. Speedy succes. Going an extra mile for the client.
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