I just had a conversation with an old time real estate agent who used to sell property in the United States during the 1970′s and 1980′s – the pre-internet age. The was no multiple listing service or any type of property data base to go to for knowing what was on the market and how much similar properties had sold for. Networking and relationships were king. Those agents who knew who to talk to and where to look found the best deals. Things have changed a great deal in the United States and Europe, however buying real estate in Latin America still harkens back to those older days. Knowing someone who knows the market can make all the difference in finding the right property at the right price.