Reviews & Testimonials

Bill and Pat Freeport - New York, USA

Although you will be hard pressed to find nicer, friendlier, more helpful people than the residents of Aruba, which is now our new second home since 2006, you will find it even harder to find a greater staff of people as the ones employed at CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba. Whenever we are on the island we make it a point to stop by the office to say hello to them. They are truly, genuinely, wonderful people who made our buying experience the pleasure that it was. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend them to anyone considering any type of real estate transaction as they are very professional and will make your dealings with them a pleasurable experience.

Donna and Joe - Aruba

He has an inventory of beautiful homes in all price ranges, and listens very carefully to your needs. The company is unparalleled for its prompt, reliable and caring service and the professionalism of the staff at CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba is unsurpassed. Just as they did for us, I am confident they will find you a house you love, and make purchasing it easier than you imagined.

Doug, Tina and Dant - USA

After many visits to Aruba, we decided that there was no other place that we would want to own a vacation home than in this wonderful country. We were fortunate to come into contact with CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba and their excellent agents. We have been very impressed! We had done our homework and knew which neighborhoods we were interested in exploring. Upon sharing our requirements with Miriam and Ronald of CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba, we were presented with several listings all of which matched our desired locations, size of house and price range. We were also shown options to explore some of the newer communities being developed in Aruba. Our representatives were professional, friendly and knowledgeable and were available to answer questions, which we had many as we were buying outside the USA. We were impressed with the amount of time Miriam spent with us and how she was always responsive to our phone calls and updates on when properties would be available for viewing and more importantly in interacting on our behalf with the sellers. As this is the place we will retire to, we were interested in the possibility of listing our new purchase with CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba. While we decided against this strategy we were equally impressed with the staff we met at the office from the receptionist to the representative in charge of rentals. All in all, it  is a very professionally run company which we highly recommend.

Guy and Mariet - USA

We ultimately purchased the house under construction that first caught our attention during our Internet search but only after visits to numerous comparisons. Purchasing a house under construction in itself presented multiple challenges. The knowledgeable staff at CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba was able to navigate us through the entire process from start to finish and has been of great assistance ever since.

Marty and Craig - USA

We came to Aruba in 2007 as tourists to visit friends who had purchased a home the previous year. Once we were back in the United States we decided to sell our U. S. home and relocate to Aruba. I contacted Miriam Englen of CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba by email and telephone and sent her some listings we found on the internet and those that appeared in the online newspapers. Within a few weeks we scheduled another trip to Aruba to house hunt. Miriam was excellent, she not only showed us all the listings I sent her but did a lot of research and had numerous other listings from other realtors for us to look at. We made an offer and counter offer within a week, signed a contract and returned to the U.S. to await the closing date. Miriam and the staff of Best and Solid answered all our questions, provided information on the recent sales of comparable properties to the one we eventually purchased and were thoroughly professional. They know the neighborhoods, they know the island and most importantly they know the homes available for sale. We have used a lot of realtors in the United States over the last thirty years and Miriam rates as one of the best at both representing the seller and the buyer fairly.

Maureen and Tamas - Canada

We wanted to send our commendations to CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba whom we purchased our house from here in Aruba. We are Canadians and thanks to the honesty and integrity of this company, especially Rene van der Spaan, our purchase was smooth and we are thrilled to be living our dream of six months every year on this beautiful island. The vendor was residing in St. Maarten and did not show up for the closing, nor did he make some of the promised repairs prior to our purchase. We were quite worried about signing on the dotted line, but Rene gave us his word that he would take care of everything that was outstanding. And he was absolutely true to his word. Not only did he make sure that everything was completed prior to closing, he went beyond the call of duty by driving us around the island to get all the necessary utilities set up (cable, electric, gas, water, pool and bank). Something that would have been very difficult for us to do on our own. He even brought us a bottle of French Champagne! But it didn't stop there with him, as his partner Ronald, kindly made a dump run for us and lent us a power washer, while Jane, their admin. assistant helped us out time after time during the negotiations by faxing and phoning back East for us. She even made us a cutting of a plant we had admired. She was always pleasant and never made us feel that we were a nuisance. The realtors in Canada could learn some tips from this team on customer service. We highly recommend CENTURY 21 and have no hesitation in referring people to them. Thank you !

Mick and Liz - USA

When my wife and I decided to move to Aruba we had special needs as we would also be relocating with her elderly parents. We were looking to buy a home that could be converted into a duplex so we could each have privacy yet be close at hand. The first realtors we worked with had nothing listed and intimated that our only option was to buy land and build. Then we met René from CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba. His knowledge of the market was phenomenal. Unlike multiple listings in the U.S., each realtor in Aruba has their own listings. René not only had his listings but knew about listings that his competitors had. In fact, the house that we eventually bought was one that René knew was for sale a year earlier and the owner had taken it off the market. He contacted the owner and made all the arrangements in 2 days. With a high level of professionalism and an intimate knowledge of the island, I can only say that CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba is indeed aptly named. Mick and Liz, Aruban house owner since 2005.

Ruth and Joe - USA

My husband & I decided we wanted a place of our own to vacation in Aruba. We had seen several homes in Aruba and had dealt with a few realtors and it just wasn't right. Once we met Miriam from CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba, she knew exactly what we were looking for. Miriam found us this house that was under construction and we fell in love with it. Miriam was amazing throughout the process and really cared about every detail and that it was just to our liking. She continuously kept in touch with me throughout the process for about 6 months. Thank You Miriam for all you did for us!

Steve and Nanette - USA

I would like to say a little about Miriam Engeln and Best and Solid Realty in Aruba. We purchased our house in Aruba in June of 2007. Miriam was our agent, and did an excellent job of helping us to find the right house. She was very personable, accommodating and punctual. The total process took a few months and she was very helpful in all aspects. We were new to the Aruban real estate market and their laws, and they made it relatively easy. We are very satisfied with the area and we would not hesitate to use CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba again.

Terry and Susie - USA

We give our highest recommendation to your agency and particularly to Miriam. She was fantastic and an invaluable resource on our recent house hunting expedition. We came from another experience that did not go well. Miriam knows the market, neighborhoods and listened to what we were looking for. It's a great feeling when you end up with good choices when you are ready to buy. The home we found was not on our original list but Miriam's flexibility with the schedule and her focus on customer service made it happen. Even better she remains a resource to help us through the notary process and then gives advice on how to get things done in Aruba. Every non-resident knows or quickly learns this is not always easy! We could not be happier with our house. We have already recommended Miriam to others and she would be our choice for future real estate needs in Aruba. Right now we are very content to be on One Happy Island.

Walter and Joellyn - USA

Buying outside the U.S., my wife Joellyn and I were extremely apprehensive. However, CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba made it a very positive experience. Not being a local, when we first looked, we had no idea what or where to buy. We could have been easily taken advantage of but CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba actually passed up higher commissions to sell us a home, that in retrospect, was the perfect starter home in Aruba. They took the time to explain the procedure, help us find people to take care of our new home , and where to buy furniture. After all, you are not just buying a home, you are buying a lifestyle. It was such a good experience, that since our first purchase we have bought and sold 3 homes all through CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba. We have also recommended CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba to three of our friends who have also bought in Aruba. In the U.S. we would say that "I would trust them with my life", in Dutch you would say that "I would put my hand in the fire for them".

Waymon and Cheryl - USA

My wife and I had vacationed in Aruba on several occasions. When we decided to become homeowners and began to search for realty companies, we selected CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba. Our initial meeting with Miriam, Sales Associate was very positive and we quickly established a great rapport with her. Her knowledge of the Aruba real estate market was excellent. Miriam guided us through our search of listings, and also made us aware of housing developments that we had not initially considered. We decided to purchase in a development that Miriam had recommended. After the purchase was completed, Miriam has continued to be very helpful giving us information and suggestions on local merchants and services. She has always made us feel welcome, and did not forget about us once the deal was closed. She still keeps in contact with us. We would highly recommend CENTURY 21 real estate Aruba to anyone looking to become homeowners in Aruba. Their professionalism, knowledge of the market, and friendliness make them an excellent choice for home purchases.