Having sold more than 150 properties in Mexico over the last 16 years I have found that it just does not make sense to use the Listing Agent to buy a property. Would you use the same divorce attorney as your spouse. Same principles apply:
1. The listing agent has the Seller's best interest at heart. You will be assured to get the lowest price possible by using me to represent you in the negotiation process. Trust me on this one and I suggest you shop for a savy buyer's agent if your purchasing one of my listings.
2. There are many things that the listing agent may not review with you prior to the sale as they may result in additional costs to the buyer which can cause problems for you in the closing or lead to added expenses on your behalf. I know how to uncover all the hidden gotchas up front. Sometimes your great deal may not be as good as you think.
3. Home inspections are critical yet I have never had a listing agent recommend their client get an inspection. I have two inspectors that I use to uncover the problems before you close, not after. Believe me, if the house if more than five years old there are problems that need to be uncovered.
4. There are different ways to hold title, not everyone is most benefited by a simple Fideicomiso. If the other avenues are more beneficial then you may want to know what other method might make better sense for you. The listing agent seldom provides this advice as it may complicate their job function.
5. The closing process in Mexico averages about 90 days. Yes, you may hear much less but it seldom happens and if some one is not constantly involved in pushing the process along it may take much longer. There are many cases of Gringos waiting over two years to get their titles. I have a Mexican attorney facilitate your process and it does not cost anymore than a standard agent but gets the job done in a much safer process.
I have the experience and now the process. Let me help you get the best deal without any problems.