I was standing on the end of the dock overlooking a tropical sunrise with my new clients as we waited for the boat that would take us to see some homes for sale on neighboring islands. A golden radiance was spreading over the sea through the mist covering the distant islands. As we started out across the glassy waters, we spotted two dolphins rolling lazily on the surface. I could not help but marvel at my good fortune to be able to be in such a wonderful environment and to be able to do something I love so much. This is so much more than just a career choice for me. It is the realization of a personal dream to be able to live in a warm, friendly, beautiful place and help others achieve their life dreams. As a Real Estate Broker in Bocas del Toro, Panama, it is my goal to help people discover the possibilities of a new home or business on a tropical island in the Caribbean. I get to spend my time researching and finding properties and then showing them to clients from all over the world who are in search of finding their own personal paradise. Understandably, many people find that being in a totally new environment and dealing with what are too often confusing regulations and procedures can be stressful. Because I have over 15 years of experience here, I can help navigate these unknown waters and take the stress out of the processes of purchasing a new home in an unfamiliar territory. As I reflect on the many success stories in my past and the number of new friends I have found during my years of service in this industry, I can only count my blessings and look forward to the days ahead and the friends I have not yet met. I welcome all to share the excitement of a dream made possible with the expertise and guidance I can provide.
Abram Akradi is originally from Southern California and moved to Bocas del Toro 3 years ago with his wife and son. As an avid surfer, scuba diver and admirer of all things water, Bocas del Toro fit the bill.
It was on the United Country website that he found a rental listing and reached out to Anne-Michelle to begin his family’s relocation process. First living in Tierra Oscura followed by Isla Solarte, he now resides on Isla Colon and has extensive knowledge of the entire archipelago.
With over a decade of experience in small business management, Abram brings a professional and savvy mind to United Country Real Estate-Panama Paradise Bocas del Toro. In addition to his mind for business management, he is also a professional aerial photographer that has provided services throughout Panama and Costa Rica.
These combined skills, coupled with his personal background, make him an invaluable source of knowledge about Panama and relocating to a foreign country. So if you are interested in buying or selling Coastal Homes, Land, Off Grid Properties, Bed & Breakfast Inns or Recreational Properties, give Abram a call. He is ready to assist you with all of your real estate needs.
Roberto is a fully Licensed Realtor who works with all the United Country’s agents at the Coronado Office making sure we offer you the best possible service. Proud of his Panamanian roots, he was raised in Panama City until he left for the United States as a teenager, eventually graduating at Loyola University with a marketing and international business degree. His passion for traveling and learning from other cultures brought him to live in Venezuela, Spain, Sweden; and in the US, California, Hawaii, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana. He moved to the island of Maui to fulfill a life-long dream to learn to surf and a few years later ended up writing several children s books about surfing, ocean safety, and skateboarding. His passion for surfing kept bringing back to his home country of Panama where together with his wife they lead surf and yoga expeditions. After noticing the boom in Panama’s real estate market, he invested with a group of previous clients and friends from his surf expeditions acquiring a right of possession, beachfront hectare. In time, he was able to convert the beachfront property into title land through a long and bureaucratic process. He is currently starting the process to develop it into a community for executives and professionals who enjoy surfing with their families. His exposure to various markets has served him to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the real estate market, its clients and Panama’s idiosyncrasies. He is able to understand how challenging and daunting it can be to move to a foreign country and is the reason why his sole intent is to make that transition as carefree as possible for his clients. Roberto excels at listening and finding out what people are truly looking for in a property. He then sets out to find the most idyllic place for the clients, fulfilling their dreams of owning a property, house or condominium in Panama.
Marketa Markley, the new co-owner of United Country franchise in Bocas del Toro, was born and raised in the Czech Republic. After high school she moved to Florida to study accounting, earning a Master degree from the Stetson University.
Having been caught up in the hectic lifestyle for many years while working in the accounting field as a CPA, relocating to islands of Bocas seemed like a needed lifestyle change. Marketa moved to Bocas del Toro with her husband Ryan 4 years ago and shortly after they welcomed their son Kai (born Panamanian).
Over the course of 4 years, Marketa and her husband had plenty of opportunities to explore all the islands and mainland areas of Bocas del Toro as well as get a full understanding of what an island life truly entails. Their personal experience is extremely valuable in continuing to provide the United Country clients with the best experience while making a big move.
Marketa and Ryan are very passionate about off-grid living and excited to help others to get away from polluted cities in order to start living a simpler life that is better for our health and environment. In addition, Marketa’s extensive knowledge in small business management and accounting is very valuable in order to run the office efficiently, so the main focus of our team can remain to be on helping our clients’ needs.