Beware of some local realtors or whatever they call themselves
February 8, 2011
I had to share this experience to warn anyone coming to Cuenca. Do not be fooled by the nice women who are telling you the sad story that they are a single mom wause we are giving to thith kids and it is so hard here, they are making more than we are because we want to help them. I came to Cuenca In September and stayed at the beautiful mansion alcazar. They are the nicest people. They referred me to a very nice young woman named Cary sanchez. cary took me around to look at rentals and I rented an apartment. I decided to move here. I went home packed up the dog and my two girls 10 and 13. We returned december 20. I decided to open up a bed and breakfast and was referred to a woman named martha Abril. martha seemed very trustworthy and of course we hit it off because we were both single moms.
I am on a very limited budget, but for some reason she assumed I won the lottery. she found me a home and it was perfect for my B&B.She ended up being very dishonest. When I gave her the money to pay the landlord she kept half for her commission before the contract was signed. People unless specified the renters pay the commission here. Make sure you know up front. She wanted me to go to her lawyer when I insited on a lawyer reading the lease. I did go to her lawyer and when I paid her lawyer the lawyer gave her money for bringing me in. The lease was wrong and I would have been screwed if it were not for that great girl Cary Sanchez reading it for me. She made the corrections and told the lawyer what to put in the lease. I am a realtor in Florida for twenty years, but I do not understand Spanish. Ethics, yes. That is what many lack here. You do not have to be licensed here. Many locals that did hair and nails are now realtors. BEWARE....Make sure before renting or buying you have it translated and notorized. Do not give money to the realtor. Find an attorney or call me or a friend for referances. I will be happy to talk to you about my experience. 095 26 0291 my skype is 561 283 4238
my name is Beth. There are many honest locals. Cary is one of them.