If you are planning on buying Puerto Vallarta real estate, you have many excellent options for retirement, vacations and investment; however, if you are new to buying in Mexico, it is advisable to work with an experienced and qualified Mexico agent.
With one of the strongest tourism industries in Mexico and one of the largest expat communities, Puerto Vallarta is a top choice for investing in real estate for a variety of purposes. The strong tourism offers many advantages for residents' lifestyle and draws an ever growing amount of large-scale investment. The large expat community makes life comfortable for American and Canadian residents.
Buying and owning property in Puerto Vallarta can be completely safe and secure; however, two point worth considering is that in Mexico, the laws protecting clients are looser, and there are also differences in legalities for acquisition and ownership.
Because of the looser laws protecting clients, just about anyone can set themselves up to sell real estate, whether they have qualifications and experience, or not. This puts you as a buyer at risk as a buyer if you choose to work with someone who does not know the process, or is not looking out for the interests of their client.
For this reason it is necessary for you to do your homework and find a Mexico agent who is qualified, knowledgeable and experienced. In Puerto Vallarta, there are no requirements for official qualifications, but there are official certificates, diplomas and even degrees offered by in associattion by Mexico's Professional Association of Realtors (AMPI), universities and government agencies. Ask your agent if the office he works for is qualified; it's enough that the broker of the office, overseeing the process holds the qualifications.
This official training will ensure that the agent has the knowledge necessary to carry out the transaction correctly and safely, protecting your funds and your interest.
Together with this, ask for references from past clients; this will indicate how well the office uses these qualifications to the benefit of their clients.
While you may feel that giving attention to these points is a distraction from the main point - finding your dream property – it's well worth the investment of time and effort; working with the right agent, the process will be a lot smoother, and more importantly, you will be minimizing risks that could otherwise turn your dream into a nightmare.
Take the time to start off right.
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