WHAT PEOPLE SAY
My husband, Ben and I having lived in Canada for over 35 years decided to retire and move to Ecuador. We had previously visited but were unsure of the housing and Real Estate market. We were watching House Hunters International and came across Gabriela Lazzaro and her company Inti Luz Properties. We were struck by her professionalism and her willingness to go the extra mile so when we decided we were serious in our decision, we contacted her to assist us in our search for the perfect house which coincidentally we found on her website. Her and Deb Anderson were very helpful and friendly and when we arrived we met with Gabi and she made us feel welcomed and comfortable. We went on to purchase the property through her and her company and she has been nothing but very accommodating and extremely helpful and willing to go the extra mile throughout this process, bearing in mind we do not speak the language and we are in South America and not North America so everything is done differently. She amongst other persons, have been instrumental in guiding us through the process and facilitating where required so the transaction was seamless. We would highly recommend Gabi and Inti Luz Properties for any of your real estate or rental or facilitating requirements. She is very (very) personable and easy to deal with and has helped make this process a very pleasant one!- Ben & Judy Compton (Canada)
We first became aware of Inti Luz Properties while viewing an interview of Gabriela posted on our favorite expat YouTube channel "Our Unconventional Life", hosted by Amelia and J.P. While searching for a property online before making our move to Ecuador, I realized that one of our favorite listings was being represented by Gabi and Inti Luz. We decided to reach out, and Gabi responded promptly. Gabi eliminated the worry and made the process smooth. She was so helpful that it felt as if she was our agent, even though she was representing the seller. We closed on our new home in June, and she has continued to be a valuable resource for us as we settle in. We highly recommend Gabi and her team, and will choose her as our agent if. we ever decide to move from the dream home she helped us acquire!- Jessica & David Henry (U.S.A)
Inti Luz's service is exceptional. They are a team of high leveled professionals who assist sellers as much as the buyers before, during and after the process, which makes the process agile, transparent and friendly. I highly recommend them!- Maria Gracia y David Balladares (Guayaquil)
From the moment I approached her, Gabriela remained calmly supportive, knowledgeable, efficient and particularly insightful and sensitive to my individual needs. Her calm demeanor constantly put my concerns at ease in what was a stressful time. Her knowledge of local and national real estate law made the complex finishing process a breeze and I would have been lost without her.
She remained attentive and available even after the papers were signed, demonstrating her commitment to her work. Thank you Gabriela for your patience, professionalism and communication skills. I sincerely hope we can work together again. - Mark Sims (England)
We have had the pleasure of working with Gabi and Inti Luz Properties for many years. First with translation services, and now with the property management of our home and rental units. Our guests appreciate the services she provides, and being fluent in English and Spanish has been extremely beneficial! If they want someone to cook, clean, provide massages, etc... Gabi will happily coordinate it for them. In working with Gabi, she informs us when needs repairs and coordinates it with the people we utilize. She will shop for small items which need to be replaced and any supplies needed. She is responsive, trustworthy, maintains a positive attitude (even with difficult guests), and has been a tremendous asset to us. We highly recommend Gabi and Inti Luz Properties to others whom may need an excellent property manager in the Olon/Montañita/Manglaralto area.- Carrie and Kent (Wisconsin, U.S.A.)
THANK YOU for everything you did for us during our visit in Olon and for helping us find a property. You were so very patient, understanding and professional and took time to show us around. You were never pushy, you understood our needs and outlined options for us. We were really all over the place when we arrived and you were able to give us good direction and showed us some amazing properties. We eventually settled on a really nice beachfront lot thanks to you.
Phillip and I are now looking forward to the next phase of our lives and can't wait to finally relocate to Ecuador. - Suzannah and Phillip P. (Canada)
When we decided to market our property, we searched the area for the most capable realtor to facilitate the sale. It became apparent to us that in the Olon area that would be Deb and Gabi of Inti Luz Properties. We met to discuss the marketing approach, and a couple of days later our property was listed in a very professional manner. Within a week our property was sold. Deb and Gabi took care of everything including all the government requirements and closing details. We have sold many properties in the past but never have we done so this easily.
We wholeheartedly give Inti Luz Properties our highest recommendation.- Tim and Jeannie (Cuenca, Ecuador)
Thank you so much to Gabriela from Inti Luz for being an excellent advisor whom with great capacity and intuition, showed us the best options helping us at last find the property of our dreams. An excellent and agile communicator and manager, who puts herself in her client's shoes and works efficiently and rapidly.- Maria and Carlos (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Gabriela Lazzaro and Inti Luz Properties were great to work with. We currently live in the U.S. so we needed someone to represent us for the sale of our property. Gabriela has a good heart for helping others. She has a wealth of experience and is well versed in Ecuadorian Real Estate, using that experience and knowledge in our best interest. When our first buyers backed out of the deal, Gabriela found another couple that ended up buying the property. Gabriela took care of all tasks necessary for completing the deal. We signed a POA for her to represent us; she deposited the money from the closing of the sale, and wired that money to our U.S. bank account. We highly recommend Gabriela as the person to represent you in your real estate transaction. Thank you Gabriela Lazzaro!- Todd and Renee (U.S.A)
We are so grateful towards Gabriela for helping us sell our property during very difficult times and so rapidly. Being far away and with everything happening, we were able to resolve everything successfully. We're also grateful to Deb Anderson for introducing us to Gabriela and Inti Luz! They are definitely the best option on the Coast of Ecuador. - Martin and Cecilia (Argentina)
I would highly recommend the services of Gabriela Lazzaro and Inti Luz Properties in Olon, Ecuador. I was introduced to Gabriela by Todd Hebert when he departed the country. I am thankful to Todd with leaving me in good hands by referring me to Gabriela. Gabriela managed my property in Olon by finding and receiving guests, taking care of property maintenance issues, paying monthly expenses etc. When I decided it was time to sell Gabriela found a buyer and closed the sale without me having to fly to Ecuador to complete the transaction. I signed a POA and Gabriela took care of everything. Gabriela did all of this during the world pandemic of COVID-19. I am so thankful to Gabriela for closing the sale of my condo during these very challenging times. Gabriela is definitely a very trusted source for any real estate needs in Ecuador. - R. Bordeaux (California, USA)
Working with Gabriela in purchasing a property has proved to be one of the most carefree drama free easy experiences. I am moving to Ecuador to retire and have had property on the coast many years; however, due to COVID it has been difficult to build on my land because the permits are unattainable at the time I wanted to build. I contacted several realtors but Gabriela was the only one who responded when she said she would. Not only is she dependable but she was professional through and through. I decided to purchase a home in Olonche in the meantime. I was introduce to Gabriela through JP and Amelia youtube which has, in my experience, been an invaluable source as I also used Maite Duran as my visa lawyer and Nathalie at Relocation Services for my container. Gabriela will deliver on all her promises. You will not be disappointed at all.- Ruth Duthie (California, USA)
I would highly recommend Gabriela Lazzaro; no one knows the Olon's and Ruta del Spondylus real estate market better than Gabi. She is very professional, friendly and provides excellent service from start to finish, and above all she closes deals!- Karl Neumann (Developer residing in Olon, Ecuador)
Gabriela is a responsable agent and kind lady. I have touched with other Ecuadorean agents, but she is different from them. She replies any questions fast and answers all the questions in detail and with patience. She works hard and is really friendly. I can feel the Ecuadorean welcome from her always. Thank you for everything you have done for my property Gabriela!- Quahong Li (China)
There are so many accolades I could use to describe Gabriela Lazzaro, professional, efficient, helpful and one of the most trustworthy person we have had the pleasure of meeting in many years. Not only did Gabriela fine us a perfect place to live, right on the ocean, which we have been dreaming about our entire lives. But, went beyond the call of duty, while on a personal vacation in the United States. She procured all the necessary documents we needed to receive our residency in Ecuador, apostilled , translated, and notarized. Speaking of her trustworthiness we gave Gabriela a blanked signed check to get all this done, without asking she brought all receipts. We consider her a wonderful friend and intend to keep her as one, for as long as we live. Delightful person which anyone would love to work with.– Anne & Albert Pericone (Maryland, USA)
Rubiela and I are so fortunate in connecting with Gabriela and Inti Luz Properties during our search for a property in the Olon area to build our retirement home. We had been living/working in Europe but wanted to be closer to family in the USA…but not too close. Finding Gaby made the transition a pleasurable and stress free experience. She was immediately responsive to all of our questions and instrumental in all phases of the purchase through the closing keeping us informed of every detail. We were impressed with her professionalism and genuine interest in assuring we were satisfied with our decision. We recommend Gabriela and Inti Luz Properties to anyone in the market to purchase a home or property in Ecuador. The best part is that we now have a new friend !– Jimmy & Rubiela (Florida/Colombia)
We met with Gabi and Todd of Inti Luz Properties nearly a year and a half ago in Olon, Ecuador. We were on a mission to acquire the perfect property, one which we could eventually call home. Todd and Gabi helped us gain some perspective on what was realistic and available for us, and in a matter of days, we had found our dream property. We both reside in Chicago, so the process of closing on our property needed to be done without us being physically present. Gabi and Todd took care of everything, from translating and delegating a Power of Attorney to the final closing of the property. If we had to choose only one word to describe Todd and Gabi of Inti Luz Properties, it would be trustworthy. They facilitated each aspect of the property closing with incredible diligence and complete transparency. We received frequent and comprehensive updates outlining each stage of the process. Not only did Gabi and Todd help us navigate through this very foreign process with extreme professionalism, but they are both wonderfully compassionate in nature. If you’re looking to buy property along the Ecuadorian Coast, choose Inti Luz Properties. Trust us, Gabi and Todd are pros. It’ll be a choice you won’t regret. – Candice R. & Matt M. (Chicago)
My husband & I have used the property management services of Inti Luz Properties for the past 2 ½ years and have been absolutely thrilled with the outstanding attention we have received from Gabi & Todd. We live in the US and have a home in Ecuador that we rent on AirBNB & VRBO/Homeaway so this involves many aspects such as checking guests in/out, maintaining the home, updating things that need updated, and a host of other things. Gabi & Todd keep us up to date with every detail about the home and are able to trouble-shoot any problems that may arise with expertise. It is a huge relief to know what we have a team that we can totally trust to care for our home and do it in a respectful, professional and courteous manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Inti Luz Properties! - Pat & Karen Terrell (Indianapolis)
Todd and Gabi – what a great support and friends you have been!! I first started working with Todd and Gabi in 2015 when I purchased my house in San Jose/Olon. Todd and Gabi were the sellers’ realtor and became my property manager thereafter. I reside full time in the United States, Todd and Gabi have handled every aspect managing the house from completing the sales transaction/power of attorney, translation, finding renters, and coordinating/managing repairs, large and small. I could not have been able to successfully manage owning this house without their excellent management. If you are looking to own property in the Olon area, Todd and Gabi are your first choice. If they are not available – WAIT for them!! – M.D. Collins (Texas)
Gabriela Lazzaro and Inti Luz Properties were a joy to work with. We found a house and were able to buy it and close in record time. Gabriela worked hard to make sure this could happen and spent an entire day going to the closing of the transaction for us. She was always available, efficient, and very clear in a process that was foreign to us and in a foreign language that we have very little ability in. My wife Patty and I were very pleased with everything and highly recommend her. - Peter & Patty Dollive (Texas)
Todd Hebert of Inti Luz Properties has been managing my condo in Olon, Ecuador since May of 2016. During that time Todd has been responsible, dependable, and trustworthy. It has been very comforting for me to be able to depend on Todd and know that all issues will be resolved when I am over 3,000 miles away. Despite the distance the communication with Todd is very fast and efficient. Answers are always readily available. Todd has been very responsive to any issues that arise in managing the condo. My condo unit is in a building that is a new construction and there have been many issues with the building where repairs were needed. Todd has been not only able to manage the renting of the condo but he was also able to manage any needed repairs with his contacts in the area. Todd has been able to find tenants, receive deliveries, keep the unit clean and presentable, assist with receiving the deed to the property, coordinate needed repairs, communicate with guests, pay invoices, receive the electric meter, and basically do whatever is needed to have a smooth running property. I without hesitation would highly recommend the services of Todd Hebert and Inti Luz Properties. – R. Bordeaux (California)
Todd was absolutely fantastic to work with. I moved to Olon in March 2018 and Todd helped me to find a place in Olon, and was my point of contact throughout my stay (4 months in total). Throughout this time, Todd was super responsive to any questions I had, and any issues with the property were resolved promptly. Usually if I messaged Todd in the morning the issue was resolved that day or the next one, which, in Ecuador is quite miraculous!! Todd is both professional and friendly, and it was a pleasure to work with. I would 100% recommend Todd as a real estate agent if you're looking for a place in Olon and the surrounding areas. - S. Goulding (United States of America)
La casa de Inti Luz es preciosa! Cumple todas las expectativas, cuenta con todas las comodidades y servicios. La vista al mar es espectacular! He visto los más hermosos atardeceres desde su balcón. La piscina y el jacuzzi son la cereza en la torta! Fuimos con mi familia y este fue uno de los espacios q más disfrutamos de la casa. La playa es limpia y linda, la comida es deliciosa y la gente muy hospitalaria. Todo estuvo de maravilla porque además de las comodidades de la casa, Todd fue un hosting de lo más agradable que permitió la experiencia sea perfecta! Fue un placer conocer las buenas personas que trabajan para que cada estancia sea de lo más acogedora con disponibilidad y gentileza siempre. Definitivamente fue una de las vacaciones que más hemos disfrutado. Muchas gracias a todos, a Gabriela, Ricardo y a Todd! - C. Valencia (Argentina)
Our experience with Todd Hebert, was all positive. From our first inquiry until our signed agreement, he was always available and prompt with the help we needed. Upon arrival at the condo, he was there to meet us and to show and explain the procedures. He responded promptly with any needs once we were situated.
And in a huge show of faith and confidence we have already booked for 2020 with Todd and Inti Luz Properties. - B. Martin (Ontario, Canada)
My family and I stayed at the Casa Inti Luz and it was fantastic!
It met and exceeded all of our expectations, comfort and services. The sunsets and ocean views from this place don't have a price! The pool, jacuzzi, BBQ area and green spaces are perfect to enjoy! Everything was amazing because aside from the house itself, Daniela was an amazing host. Super sweet and attentive to all our needs. It was definitely one of the best vacations that we enjoyed. Thank you Daniela and Gabriela! - Estefania & Pablo (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Thank You Inti Luz Properties!
Todd and Gabriela were kind, efficient and incredibly welcoming to us too. I would 100% recommend staying here and hope that next time we are back for a visit, we can stay again too. Thank you for everything!
What an incredible stay we had. As a family with young children, we wanted (needed) a house that would not only offer comfort but practicality too and I am pleased to say that Inti Luz did not let us down. The house is private, quiet and has the most incredible views. Having a pool was a huge bonus for us as popping down to the beach isn't without its challenges when you have a 10 month in tow! The wonderful thing about this home was that we didn't feel we needed to leave and head out to the beach as it gave us everything we wanted which was great for the days when the kids needed some all-important downtime! We were also incredibly happy with the fact that there was plenty of room for us to invite friends over too. The location is perfect too. It is at the top of a very steep hill but with a car, it's very easily accessible. Only 5 minutes down to the town but far enough away to offer peace and tranquility. The home was clean, well equipped and well maintained. - Sarah & Charly (United Kingdom)
Gabriela, with you we found the perfect house we needed and we spent a wonderful time in Olon. All went perfectly, "como pan comido!" you really facilitated our renting. And more, always available and smiling :)
You have our trust for the next time and we recommend you without hesitation. Muchas gracias por todo y hasta pronto!! - Christine S. (Canada)