Testimonials

5/5
Good morning Frank, I would like to happily provide a reference for Chris Frochaux. Chris provided a ROLLS ROYCE Service and assisted greatly in the rental process. He was always extremely informative, honest and answered all my questions promptly.

Michael C. - Ireland

5/5
I contacted Chris Frochaux from Spain, via email, after attempting to sell my house in Chanis through another real estate agent for six months without any result whatsoever. As soon as Chris received the keys, he got my house sold in three weeks, at the agreed upon price, not a cent less. It’s not just his skills as a negotiator, it’s the huge respect he demonstrated at every moment, his capacity for analysis, his knowledge of the real estate market (not limited to Panama…) his tremendous patience and above all his professionalism, it’s all that that drives individuals to walk the extra mile, with the constant aim of easing the transaction in time and form. Chris, you do make the difference… I hope with all my heart to stay in touch with Chris for a long time, and not because I need to transact more business, but simply because he is one the best persons I have known. Thank you, Chris! If you are reading this review and wish to contact me, you are welcome to do so. Just send me an email at jesus@bardoslc.com.

Jesús García - Spain

5/5
Dear Chris Thank you so much for showing my wife a beautiful well priced home. She told me it was gorgeous. I am sorry it will not work for our family because of disability. We achieved very little during this trip but we met you and that made the trip worthwhile. You are a first-class gentleman and it has been a privilege for us to have met you. We look forward to meet on our return. Please let me know if I can ever do anything for you in Canada.

K. Victory - Ontario

5/5
Finding dedicated professionals with an attention to detail is difficult in all professions. But to find those qualities in a real estate agent in Panama is very difficult I feel. Not only is Chris Frochaux the embodiment of those attributes, he also truly represents the interests of his clients at all stages of the processes. Together, this is exactly what is needed in an agent in the very difficult real estate market of Panama. Chris utilized his excellent network of connections to identify an interested buyer that rapidly resulted in a sale – within 24 hours of the listing publication in the MLS! He then followed up with every single step of the transaction with the banks, the Ministry of Economy and Finances and the Public Registry to ensure the timeliest conclusion. Such aid was invaluable; especially for my family who as expats were very unfamiliar with the property transfer processes in Panama.

Ronald Herzig - Smithsonian Institute

5/5
My dear Chris, I was lucky to count with your assistance when the time came to purchase my first apartment. After searching for one year in Panama City, interacting with no less than 5 agents, I can say unequivocally that the responsibility, seriousness, energy and dedication that you put in your work is unique. I am extremely happy to have known you and super satisfied with the results you provide. Rest assured that, from now on, you shall be my first real estate contact. Thanks again for sharing the wisdom that comes with your experience. A big hug!

Yenny Villalba - Computer Engineer

5/5
Three years ago my daughter and I decided to buy an apartment in Panama for investment in a very good area in San Francisco, Panama City, near Multiplaza. We were referred to Chris Frochaux and contacted him immediately since we wanted to rent the property right away – we had found out that many agents show little interest for listing rentals! We met Chris, he was very punctual, as usual (he is Swiss after all), which is a great quality I admire from him and also very responsive with the emails, which is not the norm in Panama. First time we met him, he gave us plenty of advice. He started the process of advertising our property and always kept us informed. He worked fast and was very selective and cautious in finding the right tenants for our apartment year after year, something we liked very much. When my daughter moved to the United States, we turned to Chris to sell the apartment under exclusive terms. He walked us through the entire selling process, much more complex in Panama and pointed out all the requested steps, taxes to be paid, supporting documentation requested by the banks, etc. He was amazing throughout this whole process, very professional and very sincere in the way he communicated with us. He was dedicated in finding the right buyer and helped us negotiate with all parties involved. Even though we had some difficulties due to the fact we were not in Panama at the time of the closing, Chris and his team, Lorna Magan and his assistant, took care of every single detail of the closing on our behalf. My daughter Debbie and I are very thankful to Chris and highly recommend him if you are looking for a serious and responsible realtor! Thank you Chris for all your time and effort.

Maritza Dean & Debbie Woodman

5/5
Chris, we just got the wire transfer. I want to thank you for all your efforts which concluded with the successful sale of our apartment. We are convinced that we would never have been able to accomplish it without your intervention. You made yourself available at all times, maintaining a fluid communication channel and this is something we value very much. Thanks!

Rev. John & Aurelia Hopkins

5/5
Chris is THE “go-to” Realtor/Broker in Panama for both local and foreign investors alike. He listens well to his client’s needs and deeply understands the market. His keen advice to me and my investors relating to investment properties and locations has been much appreciated as we tried to make sense of where to put our money in Panama City real estate. He is a focused, tireless worker and is a clear choice as a competent, trusted broker if you’re looking to sell your property in town. Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity!

Tim Barone - VP Strategic Alliances & Accounts at Uplogix

5/5
Dear Chris, Sometime you come across the people that are just a pleasure to deal with because of their intelligence, deep professional knowledge, subtle sense of humour and unmistakable charisma that you subconsciously feel. These words probably describe you the best, Chris. From the day we met to the minute of signing the rental contract for my property in Trump, I felt very well taken care of. Any question you have-Chris was always there. Occasionally I would send him an email at two in the morning and…got an immediate response (don’t suggest future clients to take advantage of it)! I highly recommended him for an excellent service. Thank you,

Vladimir Bekker - CEO Concord Photo

5/5
Dear Frank, I would like to let you know how much I appreciate the work Chris Frochaux did during the sale of my penthouse. He always went out of his way to help me with many things. He always dealt with the problem in the most professional manner. He always updated all the information of the sale. He explained all the questions that I had. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an agent to represent themselves in Panama, Chris Frochaux is the one.

Flora Lifen Huo - California

5/5
Dear Sirs, I would like to express my appreciation for the incredible service provided by Mr. Chris Frochaux. I purchased my panama home sight unseen. Chris visited the building while in pre construction and took plenty of pictures throughout the process. Due to my location and lack of Spanish skills, Chris worked with the developer on my behalf and always ensured I was kept updated on all issues. Chris also found tenants for my home and my mother’s home. Thank you Chris, the service you have provided over the past year has been invaluable to me. I wish you much success in all your endeavors. Sincerely,

Capt. Aura Steele - Fayetteville

5/5
Frank, I’m writing you to wish you the very best, even though I was not represented by your prestigious company in the successful purchase of my new penthouse as Chris Frochaux was the listing agent and I was assisted by my own agent. Chris was the cornerstone of the whole transaction. Without failing to defend the interests of his customer – the seller – he was always of good cheer and helpful and his level of professionalism defies description: I can say without any doubt that after many real estate transactions under my belt, it’s the first time in my life that I have felt represented by the agent of my counterpart! The added value provided by Chris to your company is invaluable and surely the envy of many other real estate companies in Panama. Please forgive any possible typos as I’m typing this message on my cell phone, since the Internet service I have been requesting for a week still has not been installed. I wish my phone, cable and Internet providers were as efficient as Chris, as I can assure you I’d have been connected long ago! Best regards,

Pedro F. Sanchez - Florida

5/5
Mr. Morrice, We have completed the sale of my condo/penthouse (Bahia Obarrio) with the very able leadership of Chris Frochaux. I say “leadership” because that is what successful sales is all about. It’s an art form. Chris led this effort to a highly successful conclusion. As you well know, every RE sale is unique with its own uncertainties, frustrations, breakthroughs, and unpredictable do loops. For most, it’s significant money…and, for some, it also involves vested emotional capital. Chris knows when to push, when to tread water, and when to back away a bit to let the situation incubate. He is the consummate professional. I have bought and sold many properties in my life time and have never had the privilege of working with an RE agent that I felt earned my complete trust. I am normally drawn right into the process to make it happen. Not this time. Finally, I never once doubted Chris’s ethics…and my intuition is highly refined to detect ethical weaknesses in people. He’s a good man. I wish you the very best with your enterprise. Panama RE has experienced a bit of a soft spot over the past couple of years, but as soon as some of the overhang product is absorbed, pricing power will come back with a vengeance. Best Regards,

Col. Richard W. Rice (USAF)

5/5
Dear Mr. Morrice, I am one very happy person and I owe it ALL to CHRIS. Everyone told me that it would take a year to sell my home but Chris was able to do it under 3 months! The way he conducts himself with explaining the process on how Panama laws and rules work makes a person feel great confidence knowing that he is there to handle anything and make the process go smoothly, from beginning to end. He excels at working with prospects; he has the right touch and helps them make the decision without being pushy. Also, he made a point of accompanying them even when they were assisted by another broker and always called ahead of time to make sure I would be available. I picked Chris because he is the number one agent with your company, and he lived up to his rank! I’m so pleased I found his name on the Web and called him! Regards,

Barbara Martin - California

5/5
Having dealt with your company and specifically with Chris Frochaux in Panama has been an extraordinary experience. As an international investor, we need to have accurate up to date information and trust that the agent is working on our behalf, and that’s exactly what Chris offers. Chris not only looks to close the deals quickly, but his main concern is to create a “win-win” situation. If Chris is your broker, rest assured you are in the best hands!

Eduardo Liberman - New York

5/5
Dear Frank, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate the work Chris Frochaux did during my recent sale. He is a true professional and a real asset to your company. Chris delivered an exceptional, personal service throughout my sales transaction. He constantly stayed in touch and frequently went beyond the call of duty; this man never sleeps! Chris has tremendous knowledge of the Panama property market and fully understands the local real estate process, a real blessing for European customers. I can highly recommend his services. Thank you Chris!

Carol Dunbar - London

5/5
Dear Sir, I recently sold my Apartment “39c” at the Destiny project on Balboa Avenue via your Company. In my opinion this would not have been possible, had I not had the good fortune to make contact with Chris Frochaux. I first made contact with Chris, August 2008, and he has been with me all the way, until he successfully negotiated the sale of my Property April 2010. I found Chris to be one of the most Professional individuals I had dealings with during my five years in Panama, and is an invaluable asset to your Company. I know I would not have sold my property as quick, nor achieved my selling price without his efforts. Despite the horrific situation his family found themselves in at the end of last year, Chris always made himself available to me, offering invaluable advice, and steadying my ship, when it began to rock. I felt so comfortable knowing Chris was working hard for me, that I felt like he was working at my local Real Estate office here in Scotland. My only regret is that I never actually got to meet with Chris, but even at a distance of 5000 miles you know who the “Good Guys” in this world are. I have recommended Chris to several owners in Destiny, and they have said that they have found Chris handling their situation as professionally as I suggested. I’ll sign off now; I just wanted to acknowledge my deep appreciation for your Company, and Chris in particular for making my sale so easy and stress free. Best Regards,

James Weir - Glasgow

5/5
Dear Frank, Hello! I wanted to write you to let you know how delighted I was with Chris and the outcome of his listing my apartment for lease/sale in the Pacific Point Development. Chris was diligent yet gentle in his approach to bring buyer and seller together. I hope he can eventually sell the unit and get the larger commission which he has most certainly earned. Thanks again for your referral of him and for the good services of your office. In both cases, as a renter and a leaser, I have been impressed by the thoroughness and professionalism of you and your team. Fondly,

Linda Hothem / California

5/5
Dear Frank, This letter is to express our sincere appreciation for all of the hard work, professionalism, and attention to detail that Chris Frochaux, the number one Real Estate Expert in Latin-America put forth in representing us in our recent real estate transaction. From day one Chris exhibited the professionalism and enthusiasm it takes to realize a rental and a sale in these tough economic times. Chris’s Swiss/American methodology and step by step approach gave us the information we needed to come up with a realistic rental price. Chris helped us define the specific criteria for marketing our property and tenant search and he not only found exactly what we were looking for, but exceeded our expectations. In both the value he delivered professionally and intrinsically. Furthermore, he was of immense help in taking care of all of the closing details, and once again exceeded our expectations in bringing value to the table. It is with great pleasure that we write this letter of recommendation and we will be sure to refer Chris to all of my friends and associates who seek value, personal attention, professionalism, an aggressiveness in renting, buying or selling property in the Latin-American and Panamanian Real Estate Market. We are nothing but impressed with Chris’s courtesy, advocacy, professionalism and knowledge. Real Estate is his passion, and there is a pride of top-quality-delivery and servicing high-end globally-sophisticated-demanding-clients. We are looking forward to maintaining our life-time relationship with Chris as he has become our key indispensable advisor in real estate transactions in Panama and throughout Latin-America. Sincerely,

Aida Sobol - Washington DC

5/5
Good Morning, I wanted to take a minute to let you know what an exceptional job Chris Frochaux has done for us. I am constantly amazed by his scope of knowledge and level of professionalism and sense of urgency. Truly a rare find especially in Panama. It seems that not only did he perform his own job, but constantly had to cover for other’s faults and mistakes. He is a pro at breaking down complicated processes/ issues and explaining them clearly. Something we have needed since our entry into Panama 4 years ago. I really can’t say enough. We have purchased/sold several properties in the United States and Panama he is a much better agent than anyone we have EVER worked with. As an owner of a company myself, I know the importance of people, therefore, thought you should hear some feedback from a satisfied customer. We will definitely recommend your company and Chris to everyone we know. Our Sincere gratitude,

Glenda & Lance Rettig - Arkansas

5/5
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know about my experience with your agent, Chris Frochaux. I believe he has gone beyond the call of duty to help us with many things that have come up unexpectedly. There are things that have taken place that I know another agent would never have taken upon themselves to take care of let alone even want to get involved with. He has always dealt with them in the most professional way possible without fail. I find him to be intelligent, courteous and I can trust what he has to say. He is a real pleasure to do business with and I would recommend him to anyone that is in need of an agent. In the future, if I have any more dealings in Panama, I will not hesitate to contact Chris and again, I would highly recommend him to anyone. I believe he is a real asset to your company.

Gerry Dobrilla - Naples, FL

5/5
We are extremely happy with all your intervention. Without any doubt, the services rendered have been exceptional, without any comparison with the other real estate brokers that have represented us in the past. Rest assured you shall be our first point of contact for any future business opportunities. Thanks a lot.

Emanuel Romero & Carolina de la Guardia - Panama

5/5
Dear Frank, Just wanted to drop a few words to thank Chris for his support in our last transaction of Bahia Obarrio and also a rental in Trump tower. He is not only an excellent professional in real estate but goes beyond his duties to ensure that all obstacles or any problems encountered are resolved in the most efficient manner. His commitment is unconditional and his transparency makes us feel having a trustworthy partner. He is also very patient and knows how to deal with difficult demands that arise from different personalities involved in any transaction. We are glad of having worked with him and we look forward to do future business with Chris. With best regards, Silvia

Silvia B. Gallo - CREA Consulting S.A.

5/5
Good morning Mr. Morrice, Chris Frochaux is my exclusive real estate agent in Panama City! He is a real professional and he has always offered me a perfect assistance in every transaction. He constantly stays in touch with me, solving any problem in the best and quickest way. He is always prompt giving me invaluable advice. Chris is also a very smart and courteous person, and I could never forget how much he helped me when I found myself in very bad situation with the tenant of my Rivage Tower apartment (Avenida Balboa). I think it is nearly impossible to find a professional like him in Panama, and I feel he goes well beyond the call of his duty. I am very happy to have met him and very proud to have him has my real estate agent. Thank you

Barbara Eutizi - Rome

5/5
Dear Chris, I wanted to write and thank you for all of the personal attention and help given to us in the sale of our properties in the Republic of Panama. We are extremely pleased with the professional way that you handled the business side of the sale. We appreciate your communicativeness; prompt answering of emails and willingness to answer all questions that came up during the sale process. Your professionalism helped guide us through the process seamlessly and with a feeling of security and confidence. Since we no longer reside in Panama it was important for us to find an agent in whom we could have complete confidence and you far surpassed our expectations. Our son-in-law recommended your services to us after having such a wonderful experience with your services when he sold his home in Panama. So, once again, let me say thanks for your help and be assured that we will recommend your services to others. With great appreciation,

Rev. John F. Hopkins - Houston

5/5
Firstly, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you Chris, your assistant Carla, and all your staff, a lot of good health & prosperity. Chris, I would like to thank you for the wonderful job that you have done regarding the complicated sale of my apartment in Harmony Tower (San Francisco). You did much more than anyone would expect from a regular realtor. You dealt with all the construction defects issues very professionally and brought the transaction to a successful close while managing to give a good trusted feeling to both the seller and the buyer!! I am looking forward to further investing in Panama City (Costa del Este), and you are the only one I can count on to move things in the right direction. Thanks / saludos,

Gelu Gluzman - Tel Aviv

5/5
Mr. Morrice, The purpose of this correspondence is to express how much I appreciated the exceptional performance and professionalism of Mr. Chris Frochaux. We owned a penthouse unit at the Casa Bonita development in Playa Bonita and Chris acted as our agent, first to successfully rent the unit for the past couple of years, and then more recently, to sell the unit (which successfully closed this month). I am a real estate developer, owner and manager of real estate and have a lot of experience in the US with real estate transactions. However, when we decided it was time to sell, I was admittedly overwhelmed by the very different manner that real estate changes hands in Panama. We needed expert help! It is my opinion that it’s fair to say that Chris is an “expert!” We had previously met Chris when his wife Rita assisted us with the decorating and furnishing of the unit back in 2011. We had always been impressed with his command of so many languages and knowledge of how things work in Panama. He and Rita were a huge help to us as we slowly learned how to function in Panama. We first enlisted his help to find renters and act as the unit’s property manager. That business experience worked out exactly as agreed. So, Chris was a natural choice as seller’s agent when we wanted to sell. What we were soon to learn was that Chris and his team possess the very special combination of skills needed to navigate the confusingly complicated real estate transfer process. His intuition, advice and actions were correct at every turn. Also, he was exceedingly efficient and effective at negotiating on our behalf with the buyer in our absence when issues arose. This was admittedly a tough sale (at our price) in a building with many lesser priced, fairly similar units to choose from. Our unit did have some unique qualities to differentiate it from the rest, but the buyer needed to be convinced of the value of those differences, and Chris’s influence was key to our receiving top dollar for our property. He was on top of creation and signature of every process and document, the proper form and delivery of every document, he oversaw the payment and accounting for every tax and expense payment, coordinated exceptionally with our local attorney, patiently navigated the holiday season, the Pope visit, and “Carnaval” schedule interruptions, and always remained calm, and professional. Simply, we would have been lost without Chris and your firm’s assistance. As I said previously, I have extensive experience in real estate of nearly every description. However, I cannot recall ever being so pleased to pay the commission for such exemplary service. I would like to thank you, Chris, and your entire team for a successful transaction that could have easily become a nightmare, but rather was quite a pleasure!

Jay F. Joliat - Birmingham, MI

5/5
Chris Frochaux brings to the real estate profession a rare combination of passion, knowledge, dedication and a flair for negotiation. Panama City has proven to be an ideal fit for Chris’ unique expertise. His internationalism has made him a natural in the broadly based Panama cultural experience. In my personal experience I chose Chris as my representative after observing his untiring enthusiasm for his work alongside his reliability. Whereas certain brokers would either fail to respond to telephone calls or e-mails or did so tardily, Chris maintained steady reliability for his work. He was always there when I needed him and was ever ready to sit down and talk shop with me in the field he loves. Chris also behaved as a reliable Swiss professional in matters of punctuality. Put Chris to work as your representative and he will apply the same professional diligence in serving your real estate needs that he did for me in promptly selling my Punta Pacifica residence. His professionalism helped me make a smooth transition to my new life in Spain. (Through an efficient referral process, he was able to connect me directly with the best agent in the region of my preference and I managed to purchase my new Spanish residence simultaneously with the closing of my apartment in Panama).

William Hare - Author of “Struggle For the Holy Land” and many other books

5/5
Dear Mr.Frochaux, I’d like you to forward this email to your manager, Frank Morrice. I have worked with countless individuals and have negotiated hundred of contracts, particularly franchise agreements in many different countries, including Arab countries and I assure you it has been a pleasure and an honor to share with you this experience [negotiation of a complex assignment agreement, known as “cesión” in Spanish]. Every single step of the way, you have shown to be more than just an excellent Real Estate Broker: you have attained the level of an excellent attorney. [Disclaimer: as a Swiss attorney-at-law, Chris Frochaux is neither authorized nor qualified to practice Law in Panama.] It is I who must thank you for being a “head to toe” professional, regardless of the relevance of my comments. Please know that I am not fond of paying compliments to anyone, but you deserve each and every one of them. Cordially yours. Mr. Morrice, it has been a pleasure to count with the invaluable help of Mr. Frochaux as well as the backing and support of the Semusa Realty’s team. It is true that life is constantly teaching us and we need to rely on past experiences to handle the long road ahead… Working with Mr. Frochaux brought me back to my student days, when great university teachers of undisputed worth were teaching me the art of negotiation – a field he has mastered.

Joan Poch - International Atty. (JD Michigan University)

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