Relocating to Mexico is one of the most inspiring decisions you could make. Life in Mexico can bring great advantages to your life, including an amazing climate, low cost of living, a great expat social life and great food. However, perhaps your biggest challenge to relocating to Mexico —besides actually making the decision to move— is to find the right place to live. Whether you are thinking of enjoying a long-term rental to begin with or plunging straight into purchasing real estate, finding the right rental agents and realtors in Mexico should be top of your list.
Rental agents and Realtors in Mexico
While you could search through the host of ads on the internet to see what’s out there as far as Mexican rentals and properties for sale, most people that make Mexico their second home tend to solicit the help of a local realtor for locating the ideal rental or purchase property. Usually, the same agency that helped you find a rental will also aid in finding a property to buy.
There’s wisdom in soliciting the help of an agent if you know you are not that familiar with the geographical region you plan on relocating to (or you don’t speak the language well). There’s a benefit to having the local agent negotiate terms despite your familiarity with the area—especially if you are planning to purchase a property. Also, it’s free to work with realtors in Mexico because the cost is absorbed by the owner—whether renting or buying.
What to expect from realtors in Mexico?
Good local realtors in Mexico invest in the time needed to know their clients. They will have a thorough grasp of the client’s overall situation to determine which properties are most appropriate for their client. Interpretation of contract terms, negotiations with sellers and renters and explanations of other important information are some of the things you can expect a good local agent to do.
A final note
It is highly recommended you choose realtors in Mexico that are endorsed by AMPI, Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios, Ciudad de México, A.C. This organization protects consumers via regulation of real estate laws. Choosing to work with realtors in Mexico that are not a member of AMPI come with many risks, especially for foreigners looking to relocate.