When you come to Mexico to live or stay for an extended period, one of the foremost things you’ll need to arrange is your accommodations.
While you can trawl through the internet searching for properties (and it’s a good idea to do this to get a feel for the market), most foreign residents who come to Mexico engage the services of a local real estate agent to help them find a property.
It makes good sense to do this, and working with an agent is especially important if you don’t know the area or location you’re moving to very well. Even if you do know the area, using a local realty agent can take the weight off the search and negotiations because when you’re buying in Mexico, you’ll almost certainly need an agent to do the procedural heavy-lifting work on your behalf.
It doesn’t cost you any more to work with an agent, as their fees are paid by the seller of the property you’re buying.
Good local agents will take time to understand your situation and plans in detail, and then present you with a considered list of property options that match your lifestyle needs and budget based on current market availability. They will also act as interpreters and negotiators, explain how the procedures work, and project-manage the sales transaction for you.
As our guide to real estate agents in Mexico explains, a local agent is part of the professional team you should call upon when you’re seeking property here. By finding a good realty agent and investing time to cultivate a good working relationship with that person, you will be giving yourself access to a treasure trove of local knowledge, insight, and market intelligence that you would otherwise find hard to come by.
You can also find profiles of local real estate services in Mexico on our Real Estate Market section
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