I dreamed of living in Mexico since I was 17 years old. My friends knew this about me but they all thought I was crazy and that it would never happen.
Each time I visited Mexico I felt a certain connection, something pulling me here. What’s not to love here, the location the ocean, the beaches, the mountains, it’s paradise on earth, but the real reason is the Mexican people and their culture, if I had not fallen in love with the people, well, I would be someplace else.
After my last “Vacation Visit” in 2002 I felt, this is it, I’m going to do it, I am going to purse my dream. I returned to Los Angeles, back to work, but I did not let the daily grind take over and get the best of me.
This was my opportunity and my time to make it all come true!
It was a bit scary moving to Mexico by myself. But I definitely knew I wanted a more rewarding life. I wanted something special and be where I would meet new people and do new things.
The first new thing in my new life was starting a career in Real Estate. I knew it was what I was going to do before coming here. It has been a very rewarding career. Originally when I started working in Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta it was a sellers market and prices were much higher, similar to a lot of places in the U.S. But after the economic downturn it has become a buyers market. The buyers today are educated and more hesitant to fall immediately in love with a place and pay any price for it. Buyers want to know everything the market has to offer them in their price range and take a good look at what properties have the best value. If it makes financial sense for them then they are taking advantage of the great opportunities now available.
There are lots of great things about being a Puerto Vallarta Real Estate agent; such as meeting new people that have the same dream as I did in moving to Mexico.
Buyers might be starting out just looking online, wanting to know certain things about Puerto Vallarta, such as schools for their children, what is there to do, how will they meet new people, starting a business, how do they become involved in the community and where are the best places to eat! They are also viewing different properties and trying to get some idea or a feel of what kind of property they’re looking for and what location they want to be in and what price they want to pay. It’s a fantastic feeling and I enjoy being part of that experience with my clients. My expertise and knowledge of the area and the market enables me to help them pursue their dream and make it come true!
I also enjoy helping sellers. I help owners get their home market ready and my connection with the community is an added plus with the services needed for closing. My priority is to get the seller a strong market sales price and assure a smooth and timely closing.
My favorite Puerto Vallarta areas for a great real estate investments are; the South Shore, Conchas Chinas, Amapas, Old Town, El Centro, 5 de Diciembre and La Pechuga, Hotel Zone and Marina Vallarta. There are lots of great areas but these are my favorite locations for condos and homes, and all of them with views of Banderas Bay.
My advice to anyone interested in purchasing real estate in Puerto Vallarta is, get yourself in front of an AMPI Approved Agent that is experienced and has knowledge of the market and will be your go to person your advocate and someone who is looking out for your best interest.
Donna Lynn Davies
Timothy Real Estate Group
Timothy Real Estate Group – An innovative company setting new standards in Real Estate sales and services has the most professional and experienced Realtors in the Puerto Vallarta area who understand the intricacies of Mexican Real Estate ownership, the local market, Puerto Vallarta property codes and regulations and financing. The Timothy Group uses that knowledge to provide a sound analysis on every aspect of property ownership. Timothy Real Estate Group is known for professionalism and experience and they bring this to every transaction they work on for the benefit of Real Estate investors and developers alike. Ask about our Real Estate Listings