FINDING THE RIGHT AGENT
You have decided that you would like to own property in Mexico and now you need a real estate agent to help you. There are some important points that you will want to cover to find the right person for you.
The smartest way to start is on the internet. In today’s real estate market 80% of buyers and sellers start on the web. You will want to use a search engine like Google and put in the words “Mexico Real Estate” or “Baja Real Estate” to start with. If you know the city or resort area that you want to buy in you would put those words in your search for example, “Rosarito Real Estate”.
You will want to consider that there are not any real estate licensing rules in Mexico so many people claim to be real estate agents that would not be qualified in the United States. What you will need to do is to make sure that the company and the agent that you chose is going to serve your needs the best. You will want an established company that has an office in Mexico because a lot of the companies that advertise online won’t have an office Mexico. They should be a member of the local real estate association and have relationships with the active real estate companies in their area. You will expect them to have real estate experience in Mexico and to know their market. You should ask them for references to see how their clients like working with them.
One of the most important things to consider is how well you can communicate with the agent that you decide on because it is so important that you work as a team to get your desired results. Working with an agent that you can talk openly with can save you tens of thousands of dollars when it comes time to negotiate your transaction in the most favorable way for you. You should expect them to ask you pre-qualification questions so that they will know what you want and what you can afford.