4 Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent in Puerto Vallarta

by Applegate Realtors on Jan 31st, 2017 under Blog - Puerto Vallarta

Whether you’re planning to sell property or looking to buy a home, you’ll want to enroll the help of a realtor. Real estate professionals guide and assist both buyers and sellers in either marketing their property or in purchasing property that best fits the needs of the client.

Buying property in another country can come with complications that may include a language barrier and different real estate laws. Hiring the right realtor will ensure that the process of purchasing or selling a home, in addition to relocating to Mexico, is as smooth as possible. Below, we share our tips on how to choose a realtor in Puerto Vallarta.

Tip 1: Get Recommendations from People You Know and Trust

When you work with a real estate agent, you’re building a long-term relationship. In addition to helping you find a property that fulfills your requirements within a designated price range, these professionals are helping you make a sound, long-term investment. Reach out to trusted family members and friends who have recently worked with a realtor in order to start gathering a list of viable options.

Applegate Realtors have added third-generation clients to their family. Half a decade in the Puerto Vallarta real estate market means that Applegate Realtors have experience, knowledge and a unique relationship with the Banderas Bay region that is unmatched.

Tip 2: Research the Agent and the Agency

Professional real estate agencies will have a solid online presence. You can find information on realtors by looking at their website as well as social media sites. You should be able to search for the realtor on Google and find enough information to help you draw a conclusion. Additionally, you should be able to find current listings under the agent’s name online. This will help you understand the types of properties they are managing.

If you’re looking to purchase property, you may want to know how long a realtor has been in business. If you have real estate that you’d like to sell, you’ll want to find someone who has experience in the type of property you’re selling.

Applegate real estate experts have access to the Puerto Vallarta Multiple Listing Search. This service is only available to professional realtors. Additionally, Moray Applegate continues the commitment his parents devoted to the real estate market in Puerto Vallarta when they started offering professional real estate services in 1967. As a dedicated real estate broker, Moray founded and sat on the first AMPI (Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals) Board of Realtors in Puerto Vallarta in addition to currently serving on the AMPI’s Honor and Justice Committee.

Tip 3: Get to Know the Realtor’s Team

Real estate agents need trustworthy team members in order to advertise homes as well as research properties that fit the needs of their buyers. Find out who you will be communicating with if your real estate agent will not be available. For example, who will be sending you updates and how often?

Tip 4: Ask the Right Questions

Before hiring a real estate agent, it’s a good idea to dedicate time to meet with them and address any questions you may have. Some examples of questions you may want to ask before hiring a real estate agent include:

  • What is your marketing plan for my specific needs as a buyer/seller?
  • What separates you from your competition?
  • What do you feel is important for me to know before working with you?
  • What is your policy regarding your buying/selling agreement?
  • How do you choose your partners/professionals for legal and relocation services?

Start Working With Your Real Estate Agent in Puerto Vallarta

Once you’ve made your decision, there’s nothing left to do but call the chosen realtor and get things started!

If you are currently looking for a real estate agent in Puerto Vallarta or the Banderas Bay region and would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call us at our toll-free number from the US and Canada at 1 866 519 4342.