While walking down Roatan's West Bay Beach in 1992, I realized what a magical place I'd discovered. The friendly people, white sand beaches and lush greenery captivated me. Although Roatan has many more services today, its charm continues to keep me here.
For the past dozen years, I have spent around half of the time working on Roatan and the Central American mainland. I've had the privilege of interacting with many of Roatan's business people, expats and its many visitors. My reputation for honesty and delivering positive results has grown through the years, along with my knowledge of all aspects of Roatan.
In 1996 I made my first trip to Honduras, and immediately fell in love with the diverse culture, people and physical beauty of this vibrant place. As the years went by and the frequency of my travels to Roatan increased I took the leap and began investing and developing real estate with -Yea, you guessed it!- Roatan Life Real Estate. One of the properties I purchased was a vacation home in Palmetto Bay Plantation. After a few months of talks, Gene DeMarco and I started Roatan Life Vacation Rentals and Property Management.
The birth of the new division of Roatan Life Vacation Rentals inspired my wife Cindy and I to make the leap and leave our careers in the USA and move to Roatan full time. As a principal in a growing property management company with an extensive background in customer service, I decided to take the next step and became a licensed realtor here in Honduras. Since then I have been happy to partner with Steve Hasz and Gene De Marco as an owner, partner, and leader of the Roatan Life Real Estate team.
I believe my experience in business here on Roatan and in the United States makes me a great solution for your real estate needs. I am known for my directness (the Midwesterner in me), but feel that is the most transparent way to work with clients; I want to be sure Roatan is right for them and help them make the best decisions possible. I look forward to working with you.
I first visited Roatan in 2001 while vacationing and diving. Originally from Boston, I lived and made my early career in hotel and property management, both Boston and the Cayman Islands. In 2006, Mike Carter and I decided to move to Roatan and start Roatan Life Rentals, a property management company designed to offer the best services to those investing in property on Roatan. Since I have managed the maintenance and construction aspects of the company.
As a recognized home inspector on Roatan my extensive experience running the job crews and maintenance operations, working with various contractors and companies, has provided me a unique perspective of each investment property. My experience as an inspector allows me to recognize all the possibilities for renovation of existing properties and help prospective buyers realize their vision quickly and easily. I enjoy spending my free time diving, traveling to exotic locales, and hanging out with my island family.
Live and Invest As a husband and wife Licensed Realtors team at Roatan Life Real Estate, we have lived and worked on the island for over 10 years and have accumulated a vast knowledge of the island and its people, creating a large network of professional connections.
We will assist you in your search for the perfect property, whether it be a condo, a house, land or a business development, having access to all listings on the island, both private and those on the MLS.
So when considering an agent to represent you in your real estate new adventure, relax and let us handle it! Our unique approach as a married couple allows you to see all sides of living and investing on the magical island of Roatan.
I have worked in almost all aspects of the real estate industry for almost 30 years, having been involved in buying, selling, construction, renovating and accounting. My work in business as an owner and an accountant has given me experience in negotiation, while I am able to understand and evaluate the financial side of a commercial investment.
I was born in the US, but moved to Canada in the mid 80's and I hold dual citizenship. Even though I graduated from college with a degree in Sound Recording Technology, just out of college I went to work for a building contractor.
I bought my first house at 25 and I've been buying, renovating and selling my own properties ever since. One of my earlier projects involved buying an old Victorian in upstate New York, renovating and running it as a bed and breakfast. Additionally, I had an internet company, which I eventually sold, allowing me to realize my dream of buying a property in the Caribbean. I started my search, came as far as Roatan, bought a lot, designed, and built my home.
I’ve now spent twelve great years on Roatan where I also do the accounting for Roatan Life Real Estate.
All these experiences have given me a unique perspective so I can see property through the eyes of both buyers and a sellers. I look forward to working with you and helping you meet your real estate needs
I first came to Roatán in 2014 and fell in love with the charm of the island, the mix of diverse cultures, and the incredible scuba diving. In 2017, I made the move to Roatán to escape the fast pace of New York City, where I was an attorney focusing on corporate finance.
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. I received my J.D., magna cum laude, in 1997, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where I was the Managing Editor of the Law Review. I received an undergraduate degree from Miami University in 1994. I am a licensed real estate broker in the state of New York, and I am a member of the Bars in New York and Illinois.
I have a number of real estate investments both in the United States and in Roatán and can help you not only with buying or selling a home on the island but also with properly valuing a business.
Jamie Osborne was born in Tampa, Florida where she attended King High School. She moved to Houston, Texas to attend San Jacinto College and Astrodome Dental where she became Radiology Certified by the Texas Board of Dental Examiners. She moved to Roatan in 2008 where she started her journey in the tourism industry. After several years of visitor relations, she partnered with Jason Warren in 2012 to create Detour Roatan and focus on specialty custom Tours, Excursions, and Concierge Services. She then joined the Roatan Life Real Estate team in 2016 and has enjoyed welcoming new residents to the island that she loves and calls home.
Before moving to Roatan, I worked in Denver, Colorado as a successful licensed Realtor for five years. I came to the island on a few vacations and fell in love with the island's beautiful beaches, friendly community of locals and expats, the lush jungle, and simple island life. Once landing in Roatan, I decided to live the island life as a dive instructor and enjoyed exploring under water and teaching others to dive for my first year on the island. After a fun year under water, I moved into hotel management at a West End hotel, Cocolobo for the past 7 years to help others enjoy their vacations and holidays!
After a few years on the island I decided I too would invest in property on Roatan. After buying land and building rental apartments in West End, I continue to invest in property on the island. I have been selling Real Estate on Roatan for two years and have enjoyed helping others discover the island lifestyle with purchases of vacation homes and condos, retirement homes, investment properties, land, and businesses.
I was born and raised here on this beautiful island of Roatan. Over the years I have seen a great many people relocate here simply because of the island's natural beauty but they soon discover that it's the people that are probably the single biggest asset.
I am a mother of 2 beautiful daughters and wife to a Canadain husband who relocated here himself in 2002. I am an avid cyclist and can often be seen cycling on the roads with one of the many cycling groups to which I belong. I have even traveled to mainland Honduras and other Central American countries to participate in sanctioned cycling events.
I have traveled, studied and even lived abroad but Roatan will always be my home. For the past 12 years I have run my own successful photography business, aptly named Marian Plunkett Photography. I specialize in event photography and have helped many happy couples capture images of their wedding in paradise. At these events I am often asked questions about relocating and living here on Roatan. With this in mind it seemed like a logical step in my career of helping people was to join the fantastic team at Roatan Life.
So let me welcome you to our beautiful island and let me assist you in making my home, your home.