PANAMA SOL REALTY (LIC PJ 0794-09) belongs to a small network of honest and reliable real estate consultants throughout Panama, who work to provide the ultimate service to their clients.
PANAMA SOL REALTY is a new 'boutique realty' company, formed to serve those clients with a discerning eye for value in the booming real estate market in Panama. During our own search for properties in Panama, we realized how difficult it is to find good value, especially in Panama City. The number of projects in preconstruction and under construction alone is overwhelming, especially in Panama City. Without an MLS system in Panama, a purchase becomes a monumental task. What many North Americans do not know, is that there is also no exclusivity in Panama for listings, so one property may be listed several times with several different companies or individual agents at different prices. However, PSR agents work as EXCLUSIVE BUYERS' AGENTS and LIST PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVELY with our agency, especially in the growing secondary sale market. We COMMIT TO MARKET our clients' properties when they are exclusively listed with our agency. How do we market? We send E brochures to an large data base of international and local brokers and clients. We do this weekly and we update our clients regularly with regards to showings, feedback from agents and prospective buyers.
If one is planning to resell their Panama property in a short time frame, this also becomes challenging without an MLS system. Our commitment to our clients is to provide them with an agent that will be with them throughout the process of buying and reselling, if so desired. There are many details involving the purchase of property in Panama that are different than in the USA or Canada, that one discovers during the transaction. We know these differences and can assist our clients better with that knowledge beforehand so there are fewer surprises along the way.
Our mission is to enable our clients to purchase and/or sell property with ease and knowledgeable direction from our team, all who have gone through the process here in Panama, themselves.
Jim and Donna Hawley
Panama Realtors and Agents
Meet our team of highly qualified property agents and experienced Real Estate professionals to sell and/or buy best property in Panama City. We specialize in identifying our customer needs, their desires, qualifying affordable budget, seeks & potential requirements and offering them best possible solution to fulfill their needs. Currently we have extensive database of available 1000+ property listings in Panama and we are sure it would be worth spending your valuable time on our website to experience Panama Real Estate Services Jim and Donna Hawley, first visited Panama in July 2004. In five days, they committed to buy two properties in Panama and returned to Minnesota, a bit overwhelmed by their trip. They then decided after a week of discussions, that they would relocate to Panama and live their dream to live outside of North America. This was prompted by the rising cost of living in North America, as well as a desire for adventure. Donna relocated first to Panama City, while Jim kept working in their optical distribution business in the Midwestern states. Donna started a t-shirt company, Panama Sol (www.panamasol.com) with a contest for Panamanian children to draw the Kuna, the Panama Canal, etc. and put the winning designs on t-shirts that are still sold in select gift shops. She then did some consulting for an American developer in Panama, and assisted in the opening of a Surf Shop in Bocas del Toro.
Jim arrived in Panama to take on the GM duties at a four star resort in the Pearl Islands, a short flight from Panama City, while Donna began selling real estate in Panama City for a well known Panama developer as their first international agent. With no phone or internet on the island, Jim relocated to Panama City where he was offered the opportunity to be responsible for the sales at a multimillion dollar project in the Pacific Beach area of Panama, 65 miles from Panama City. They again were approached by a local group of investors to jumpstart the sales at a new development in the Pacific Beach area, and after almost 3 years working with developers, Jim has opened a real estate office in Coronado; Donna assists Brooke Hawley marketing the company.
They have two daughters, Brooke and Kea. Brooke lives in Panama with her significant other, Darnell Edwards, and their fourteen month old son, Jayden, who was born in Panama City. Kea lives in Minneapolis where she works for Risk Solutions International as a Risk Analyst for Terrorism in American schools and trauma centers. Kea also moonlights as an amateur boxer.
Brooke Hawley and Darnell Edwards
In July of 2006, Brooke, left her position as Marketing Director at an international optical distribution company in Minneapolis to relocate to Panama and to work with Panama Sol Properties as the Marketing Director. Brooke produces the newsletters and writes the text for brochures, and all of the marketing materials. Brooke was born in Vancouver, B.C., and grew up in Minnesota from age six. Her 'significant other', Darnell Edwards, retired from the Canadian Professional Football League and also joined the Panama Sol Properties sales team. Their son, Jayden, was born on Sept. 18th here in Panama, and boasts citizenship in three countries--Canada, the USA, and Panama. Darnell was born and raised in Montreal Canada, played his entire football career as Safety with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. He speaks French and English and is part of the Bijao Sales Team, on the Pacific Coast of Panama.
Mark Antoon recently joined the PSR team as a partner. Mark is Canadian from Montreal, Quebec, and holds an engineering degree from Concordia University. Mark previously worked for Nortel Networks as a systems engineer; his international assignments involved a lot of traveling that lasted 7 years and took him to over 20 countries in 4 different continents. Mark moved to Panama several years ago and was the co-owner of Property Markets on Balboa Avenue.