pressing and obvious of things to arrange is your accommodation! This can be a very daunting task, but it’s one worth getting right; here’s how you can make it a bit easier on yourself…
Know the Market
Take some time to figure out what your target area is based on what you need and want from your new home. Look into a few areas to see what you think you’ll be able to get for your money, and talk to anyone you may be moving with about what your priorities are.
Get An Agent
Most foreign nationals who come to Mexico to stay for any period of time will employ the services of an agent when it comes to buying or renting property. There are a few benefits to doing so, and very few draw backs; in Mexico it is the landlord or the seller who pays the agency fees so it won’t cost you any more to work with them.
The other benefits, however, are pretty obvious if you don’t know the area and don’t speak Spanish (or speak poor Spanish). An agent with knowledge of the local area will be able to tell you what price is reasonable to expect for certain kinds of properties, and they can tell you which areas are the best to look into. A good agent will take time to understand your situation and needs before they present you with options; they will also act as interpreters and negotiators on your behalf.
AMPI Agents for real estate in Mexico
If you’re planning to stay in Puerto Vallarta you should make sure you employ a real estate agent who is a member of AMPI (Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios, Ciudad de México, A.C). This is an official body that regulates real estate agents in order to protect consumers.
So you see, a good agent will take much of the heavy lifting out of looking for your new home in Mexico.