Securing a place to stay is one of the first things you should be doing when you decide to relocate to Mexico for long periods of time. This may seem overwhelming when you first think about it, but it is well worth the investment. Here is all you need to know about real estate and rental agents in Mexico.
Local Real Estate Agents
Even though you can browse the internet for available properties for rent or sale (and that’s not a bad suggestion by the way), most people looking to make Mexico their second home tend to consult with a local real estate professional to assist with buying or renting a property. Often, the same real estate agent that secured you a rental property will be the same one that can help you find a property for sale, although that is not always the case.
It’s a sound choice to use a local agent, especially if your knowledge of Spanish and the location you plan to say is minimal. Also, they can get a lot of the “leg work” done for you if you are trying to get a reasonable price on a house. It is also economical to work with a agent because they are paid by the seller (if you are buying real estate in Mexico) or the landlord (if you are renting).
A reliable local agent in Mexico will make time to be fully aware of your circumstances before going to work for you. Then, your agent will be able to compile a list of suitable properties that fit your circumstances and your spending range. Negotiation of terms, interpretation of terms and explanation of terms are all tasks typical of a good agent, whether they be real estate agents or rental agents.
When it comes to purchasing property, it is wise to get a real estate agent that belongs to AMPI (Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios, Ciudad de México, A.C) which regulates real estate agents and upholds the laws that protect consumers.