Life in Mérida™ Real Estate

FOCUSING ON BUYERS AND TENANTS

Why exclusive agency for buyers and tenants?

As your chosen, exclusive real estate agent for buying and/or renting, we represent you before, during, and after the contracts are signed.  This is designed to protect your interests throughout the transaction process.

We promise to provide you with undivided loyalty, confidentiality, and fiduciary duty. We assist in finding the right property, negotiating the best terms, and guiding you through the entire process.

One of the main benefits of exclusive representation is the our commitment to working exclusively for your best interests. This means we prioritize your needs and preferences, offer objective advice and advocate on your behalf during negotiations. 

Regarding sales commission:  in the majority of the transactions, the commission is paid by the seller. HOWEVER, in the case of For Sale By Owner, the seller may not offer commission for the buyer’s agent. If this is the case, we will discuss how the commission is paid. 

Overview of Buyer Process
  • Buyer Questionnaire
  • Meet at the Office 
  • Discuss Needs, Wants, Expectations
  • Educate on Buying Process (Fideicomiso, Contract, Deposit, Escrow, Inspection, Option Period, etc.)
  • Sign Exclusivity Agreement
  • Schedule Neighborhood Tour
  • Choose Areas of Interest
  • Schedule Showings & Rank in Order of Preference
  • Choose Property & Start Negotiations
  • Submit Formal Offer to Buy
  • After Inspections, Sign Promesa de Compraventa, & Transfer Deposit into Escrow with Notario
  • Notario Process is Approx 2 Months
  • Sign Escritura – Final Contract & Transfer Balance of Payment
  • Buyers Receive a Home Guide with Information on Property, Maintenance Schedule, Neighborhood, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Hospitals, etc.
Overview of Tenant Process
  • Tenant Questionnaire
  • Meet at the Office 
  • Discuss Needs, Wants, Expectations
  • Educate on Renting Process (Security Deposit, AVAL/Guarantee Deposit, Contract, Pagares, Repairs, etc.)
  • Sign Exclusivity Agreement
  • Schedule Neighborhood Tour
  • Choose Areas of Interest
  • Schedule Showings & Rank in Order of Preference
  • Choose Property & Start Negotiations
  • Submit Formal Offer to Rent with Hold Deposit  
  • Sign Rental Contract & Pagares, & Give Balance of Payments
  • Renters Receive a Home Guide with Information on Property, Maintenance Schedule, Neighborhood, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Hospitals, etc.

You may want to see what’s out there and are not ready to commit yet. Understanding and budgeting for expenses such as rent, groceries, insurance, and healthcare is crucial.

We offer no-commitment consultations, either 1/2 day or full day. Full day includes property showings.

View various parts of the city to determine your areas of interest.

Locate area grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, and others, as requested.

1/2 Day and Full Day include 30-minute phone consult and Learn About Mérida Guide ($20 value).

Real Estate Services

Buyer Representation

Purchases are typically cash only.  If you are ready and see something, making a decision is recommended. Waiting too long or continuing to look can cause you to lose out on “the one.” As a buyer, we ask that you work with us exclusively to find the best options.

Short-Term Rental

Each property in our inventory has a House Guide that covers everything a tenant needs to know including helpful recommendations for nearest grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping centers, and more.  The House Guide also lists service providers, emergency numbers, and detailed information about mechanical, pool, mini-split,  

Renter Representation

If you decide to work with us as a renter, we recommend looking no more than 2 weeks in advance. Rentals move quickly. If you’re not ready to move within a 2-week period of time, 98% of the time what you like won’t be available. We ask that you work with us exclusively for 2 weeks to find the best options – the time frame begins at the first showing.

One thing we believe in is to provide information and education in order to make informed decisions. There’s nothing worse than relocating to a foreign country and being overwhelmed with a new culture, language, and customs. You’ll find real estate here is the Wild West, as many call it. No regulatory or oversight committee, no licensing, and conflicting information abound. It’s common to only be shown part of the picture. But how can you make an informed decision unless you know all of the components? This is where we excel!

We’ve put together a team of professionals to assist you every step of the way and not just real estate. We provide services for anything you may need to help with your transition including medical, rental cars and insurance, getting to know the neighborhoods and the city, and much, much more! With 50+ years of experience in customer service and the real estate industry, we are committed to helping our clients find the right resources, the most current information, and understanding what is involved in a real estate transaction.

It’s hard to know the right questions to ask when you aren’t familiar with local customs and processes. Therefore, we are here to supply advice and recommendations to reduce stress and increase satisfaction. We’ll take what may seem to be a difficult process and walk you through it to achieve your goals and dreams. We look forward to learning how we can help you!

ANGEL RODRIGUEZ - AGENT

Real estate is a great fit for me because I am passionate about people, sharing interesting facts, and providing a quick Spanish lesson. I have built valuable relationships with many service providers you need for your real estate transaction. I’ll show you the nearest grocery stores, hospitals, gas stations, and restaurants so you can learn all you need to know about the area. It’s my pleasure to help you find the next place you’ll call home! 

AMY JONES - OPERATIONS

Amy Jones - Life in Mérida Ambassador

Using my 30+ years of experience living, traveling, and moving overseas, I have a wealth of knowledge, understand the logistics, and established relationships for local resources to assist those moving to Mérida. While working with clients, they began to call me an Ambassador of Mérida. It’s an honor and one that I take very seriously.

KENA PULIDO - CLIENT CARE

Throughout her career, she has amassed extensive experience across multiple channels, including production, procurement, human resources, public relations, and sales. Her professional journey includes notable tenures at renowned companies such as Sidra Pino, Bahía Príncipe, UADY, and SoHo Galleries. Currently, Kena contributes her expertise to Life in Mérida™.