Meet your Costa Rica Team



Meet Ben




Having designed his family’s dream home in the jungle of Ojochal ignited Ben’s interest in real estate, and he soon thereafter became the founding partner of We Sell Paradise. With over 9 years’ experience in real estate sales and property management, Ben has built a solid foundation of clients and is well-respected for the integrity, energy, hard work, passion and creative service he brings to every detail of the transaction. His current, local knowledge of the area and the market makes him well-placed to give honest advice and guidance to ensure his clients’ success.


Born and raised in Poland, Ben then spent two years living in Spain before immigrating with his family to Canada and finally building his family’s dream home in Costa Rica. Ben has been a passionate marathon runner for almost twenty years. He now enjoys his daily morning runs through the jungle with his dog Polka as well as participating in local races.

Zbigniew (Ben) Bodzak
(506) 8723-0795






Meet Heather




Heather Mann, a founding partner and managing broker of We Sell Paradise, has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Real Estate, being a licensed REALTOR® since 2004.

Heather has extensive experience with local and international real estate markets.


A licensed member of the Costa Rica Global Association of REALTORS® (CRGAR), a current member of the Canadian Real Estate Association ( CREA) and an International member of the National Association of Realtors ( NAR), as well as  member of The INSTITUTE for LUXURY HOME MARKETING, holding many designations including the Resort and Second Home Property Specialist ( RSPS).


After Heather’s first visit to Costa Rica in 2005 she immediately knew she wanted to call Costa Rica her home, and in 2008 she made the transition and relocated permanently.

Proud to be a RE/MAX franchise owner, the number 1 recognized franchise globally!

One World. One Search.


Heather is a sports enthusiast, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree of Physical Education, and is passionate about animals, especially her Doberman ‘2-2’, fishing, gardening and of course karaoke singing!


As a passionate and seasoned expert, Heather will provide you with a first-class experience.

Her reputation for honesty, transparency and great service will help you to achieve your dream property.



Heather Mann
(506) 8723-2323




Meet Dinia




Dinia was born and raised in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica.


Dinia started off as an office manager at RE/MAX We Sell Paradise

but through the years she has obtained a wealth on knowledge of

our local area otherwise known as Costa Ballena.


In Costa Rica there are currently two real estate associations the

Camara Costarricense de Bienes Raices and the

Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors.

Dinia has proudly taken both of these associations courses

and is now a license real estate agent.


If you like to dream and are interested to explore the paradise of Costa Ballena,

just give Dinia a call. 



Dinia Otarola

Office: (506) 4702-1307



Meet Chris




Chris comes from California with a background in real estate

and information technology. 


His real estate experience includes working in the past as

both a licensed real estate appraiser and licensed real estate broker in California.

Additionally, Chris has experience working in IT for real estate and

financial services firms. 


As an experienced residential real estate investor,

he enjoys discussing investment ideas that could help make your Costa Rican

dream property a reality.


Born and raised in California, Chris enjoys the beauty and wild nature

of the Costa Ballena area with the abundant outdoor recreational activities

and wonderful quality of life. 

As a recent transplant with his wife and furry 4-legged kids,

he can share a timely and detailed perspective on what it takes to move

to this incredible place and enjoy the pura vida lifestyle.


Chris Schauer
Office: (506) 4702-1307








Meet Magaly




As an Ojochal native, my intimate knowledge of this region, and my experiences of having lived here all of my life give me enthusiasm and a desire to make my home, your home.


I have witnessed the transformation of my village throughout the years and I am proud of it’s friendly small-town feel.


As a Realtor, my first priority is to make my clients happy. I listen to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction and I strive to ensure that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy and stress-free.


I recognize and value the trust my clients place in me and I strive every day to exceed their expectations.


My enthusiasm for helping others and my local knowledge help me connect with clients and provide them with the best service possible.


I am thrilled to be a licensed member of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors.


When I'm not assisting my real estate clients, I enjoy spending time with family, and my German Shepard -Zues.



Magaly Avalos

Office:(506) 4702-1307