The first piece of advice is to make sure that the real estate agent you choose to work with is fully competent to offer you the best service. The agent is an AMPI member (The Association of Professional Realtors). AMPI is a real estate organisation, with rules and regulations for its members. Also, please make sure you feel comfortable with the agent you are working with because you are going to be depending upon that agent to cover a lot of ground on your behalf through to the closing.
Falling in love with a lovely property in Puerto Vallarta is easy but buying real estate requires close attention and a caring professional who will make it easy for you. That is our business. You will need to find an experience realtor who will make the tedious process fun and exciting for you and make your closing procedure seamless. But a real estate professional does not stop there. We have been selling real estate for 14 years in Mexico we know there is a second part to a successful real estate transaction. Helping the buyer getting to know the city and learn about the everyday life, like buying grocery. Helping the clients get to know where to find important connections, providing the client with a list of important phone numbers like electricians and more. All of the above are also part of a successfully executed real estate sale and in most cases the client realtor relationship evolves into friendship.
Another important requirement of a good professional realtor is to work for a reputable company. A buyer should look for an established company with an excellent reputation and longevity in the area in business. An example is Coldwell Banker La Costa. The company is most trusted. It was founded in 1986 and was the first of over 75 Coldwell Banker offices in Mexico. The company locally owned and operated and it is part of the most recognised name in real estate worldwide. I am telling you all this because there is no governmental regulatory body that oversees the legal and ethical operation of real estate agents in Mexico. Realtors at Coldwell Banker La Costa are required to pass a thorough educational program and provide references to the company. To choose a realtor to work in your behalf please choose both the realtor and the company.
Like and share us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. Subscribe to our newsletter and receive my best selling cook book “Back Yard Grilling” that combines grill recipes with salads, desserts and beer and wine pairing.