• Dear Don and Gerardo,

    We would like to offer a positive testimonial for Coldwell Banker, Chapala Realty. The team of Gerardo Medina and Don Snell were instrumental in helping us buy our house in Ajijic. Helpful and attentive. We recommend Gerardo and Don to anyone who wants to buy a property. 

    Thanks so much 

    Brian and Lolly 

  • Dear Don and Gerardo,

    "I would like to offer my strongest, and most positive testimonial for Coldwell Banker, Chapala Realty. The team of Gerardo Medina and Don Snell were instrumental in promoting and selling our house in Riberas. The best part was they managed to do just that in just one month!! Kudos, guys!" "Marissa, their Administrative Assistance was fantastic, and the frosting on the cake of a professional no-nonsense realty process that I TOTALLY recommend to anyone who wants to sell their property in Lakeside, and do it fast!" Gracias, amigos!
    Veronica Nielsen-Vilar

  • I am writing this letter of recommendation to the staff of Coldwell Banker.

    Ten years ago my wife and I purchased a wonderful home in Chapala through Coldwell Banker.

    The purchase and recordation of our purchase was completed in a timely and highly professional manor.

    Currently, ten years henceforth we purchase another property in the lake side area.

    Our decision to participate with Coldwell Banker proved to be the right desicion.

    Coldwell Banker located the property that we desired.

    Coldwell Banker facilitated and navigated the required proceedings with professional and friendly care.

    Coldwell Banker and their professional team continued to give support and friendship.

    My wife and I would highly recommend that anyone who desires to purchase Real Estate in the lake side area highly consider using Coldwell Banker as their agent to secure or sell their personal property.

    Randall & Dora Groves.

  • To whom it may concern:

    I felt the need to write a note concerning the sale of my home in Mexico. In a world where trustworthiness is becoming a scarcity, I was greatly floundering with dealing with my home in Mexico. I had rented it out, with nightmares between property managers and tenants, and attempted to sell it twice, with lies, deceit and runarounds, resulting in wasted time/money. Then, I made the best decision I have made in a long time, and went with Don. From the start he was the very model of honesty, dependability and transparency. Don went MUCH farther than he was required to do to help me. He was more than just an agent, he took me step by step and made sure I was aware of EVERY issue. Don made a very scary, stressful process, smooth and successful. In closing, Don and the Coldwell team out performed every expectation. Thank you.

     Regards,

    Elaine Napier

  • To whom it may concern:

    I wanted to personally write in regards to the sale of my mother’s home. My mother and father moved to Mexico upon retiring, and purchased a beautiful home. After a few happy years, a rough patch hit hard. My father passed away, and my mother was left alone. I moved her to the USA with me, leaving her home down there. During that time, we rented the house out, and had nightmare after nightmare with property managers and tenants. Once we decided to sell, we tried several different realtors and got nothing but headaches, lies and run arounds. My mother was taken advantage of several times. Once we decided to go with Don, it was smooth sailing from there. He kept my mother informed on everything, from the state of the home, the house had fallen into disrepair (unbeknownst to my mother), and Don helped get her the clear truth about the state of the home, and to get the repairs it needed, in addition to how many times he showed it, helping her take care of business items (which he did not HAVE to do) and of course, helping her to sell it. From day one, I had the upmost confidence that the home would be handled competently and be sold quickly, and I was not disappointed. Selling a home in Mexico from the US is not an easy task, but Don kept us up to date on what we needed, and we were able to get it sold, to a lovely couple, with what I consider minimal issues. Don, along with the rest of the Coldwell Banker team down there, is highly capable, prompt, thorough, and overall, a top class team.

     Thank you,

     Janna Napier

  • Thank you Marissa and Peter for making this so easy and stress free. I am very happy with your smooth handling of this process. I will see you in a few months.
    Lots of love Sharon

  • Hola Marissa...I wanted to thank you for all your help in the sale of my home in Los Olivos.Don and Gerardo and Coldwell Banker did a great job in the marketing of my home and your attention to detail and personal assistance to me during the escrow period assured that the closing went well.I will always recommend you and the whole team at Coldwell Banker to anyone looking to sell their home.
    Best Regards,
    Philip Fredericks

  • Hi Don...Now that I am settled in my new home I wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with the job you and Gerardo did handling the sale of my home in Los Olivos.You and Caldwell Banker advertised my home as much as possible and the amount of showings was reflected in your marketing efforts.Thank you for all your hard work. I will highly recommend you and Gerardo to anyone looking to sell their home.Best Regards,
    Philip Fredericks

  • Hi Don and Gerardo, We would just like to formally thank you for the excellent service you have provided with the sale of the San Jose property. We find it amazing that you found a buyer within just a few short weeks after taking on the property for sale. Again, thanks so much and we look forward to continuing the good working relationship we have formed. Best regards Clive Toomer and Francisco Diaz

  • Hi Bev
    Fantastic! Again, I can't thank you enough. Merry Christmas and good health In the new year.
    Val

  • Dear Don and Gerardo,
    I apologize for being so late in acknowledging your excellent work in selling our house in Chapala Haciendas in the summer.  After being advised by several agents in the area that our fraccionamiento was an undesirable location (too far from Ajijic was the usual explanation!), it was refreshing to hear your obvious enthusiasm for our house.  Your advertising was extremely effective.  We were astonished at the rapid response, with one visit on the first day, and several more that week, with the final offer made and accepted within the month.  Needless to say, Nicole and I are very happy that we decided to go with you, and we benefited greatly from the advice that you gave us.  It was a pleasure to have met you both.

    Don, thank you also for standing in for us at the final proceedings in the notary’s office.  Everything has worked out perfectly.

    Sincerely, Dona and Nicole Slimman

  • Arq. Juan José Arraiga:  
    Gracias a ti vendimos la casa en el Fraccionamiento "Las Carretas". Permítame expresarle mi sincero agradecimiento.  
    Hiciste lo mejor por ayudarme, yo pienso sin ti la casa todavía estaría en venta.  
    Muchas gracias, Irene Berndt

  • We had a great experience working both with Gerardo and Don. They were very informative, and very well in communicating everything with us. They were very patience with us and we made our decision, in buying our house. I will highly recommend this team to our family and friends.. The whole process with simple, on time and they are very professional team.
    Best, The Medina Family

  • We have known Don and Gerardo for many years. Prior to listing our home with Don and Gerardo we had a meeting to discuss our expectations and to listen to the reasons why we should list with Coldwell Banker. Both these men have excellent reputations and, as part of the team, Gerardo offered the advantage of speaking Spanish and understanding Mexican culture. Don and Gerardo worked with us to improve ads and make corrections. They took time to walk us through the process and answered all our questions. Throughout the whole process both Don and Gerardo were always easy to reach and very accessible. They have good relationships with other real estate agents and always were here with us during showing. They guided us from one stage to the next and helped us through a most stressful time.
    Thank you, Don and Gerardo!
    Maria & Frank Jordan

  • We just closed on our house in Chapala, MX and wanted to praise Chapala Realty, especially our agents Gerardo Medina and Don Snell. As first time buyers in Mexico we received exceptional service and our numerous questions were answered in a timely manner. Both Don and Gerardo emailed us regularly with updates and asked where they could be of any further assistance. Marissa who handled the closing finances and final paperwork was accurate and easy to work with via email, at closing and post-closing We both would highly recommend “our” Chapala Reality team.
    Nancy Jordan-Zanot
    Teresa Sue Boyczuk

  • Estimado David:
    Deseo expresarte mi agradecimiento por la orientación y el apoyo que me brindaste, desde diciembre pasado, a fin de poder llevar a cabo la compra de la casa de Ajijic. Tanto yo como Tules mi esposa nos encontramos muy contentos por esta adquisición ya que es una casa muy bella.
    Deseo extender mi reconocimiento a Paty López y a Marissa Guzmán no sólo por las atenciones brindadas a mi persona sino, también, por su profesionalismo, lo que facilitó todo el proceso.
    Al reiterarte mi agradecimiento personal, aprovecho la oportunidad para enviarte un cordial saludo.
    Atentamente Mario Arriola

  • Marissa handled the sale of our house in La Floresta, Ajijic, efficiently and professionally. It was a pleasure to deal with her and see her friendly smile. We will recommend Coldwell-Banker to our friends.
    Ann and Vince Michalek

  • Con relación a la operación que en días pasados se llevó a cabo, quiero agradecerte de verdad todo el apoyo, fue verdaderamente eficaz tu ayuda y atención, en todos los aspectos, mi jefe quedo muy complacido y muy contento. De verdad agradecemos todo su apoyo y sobre todo el profesionalismo con que se manejó cada una de las situaciones que surgieron.
    De parte del Lic. Mendez Huerta les agradecemos toda su atención y dedicación.

  • We purchased a property thru Coldwell Banker-Chapala Realty last week,  July 18th, 2014.
    We appreciated all that were involved in making our dream happen.  Things went very smoothly due to a team effort.  Thank you, Peter St. John for your professional and caring attitude which didn't end with the closing.  Everyone at Coldwell Banker took time and gave us individual attention and guided us thru the process.
    Special thanks to Marissa, who took time to answer any and all questions we had.  
    As we say in Hawaii, Aloha and Mahalo,
    Maria & Phillip
    Las Aguilillas

  • Dearest Peter:
    I want to thank you for your friendship through all of these years.  You were one of the first people I met, and you found me my home in Chapala.  I appreciate your steadfastness as I figured out what i was gonna do.
    I appreciate your professionalism in seeing that my home was well represented - so that an exotic buyer from singapore could find it and rush in and buy it.  How amazing is that.
    Thanks and i look forward to seeing you soon....
    Lots of love and joy and peace
    Lalo, aka Edward A Samuelson

  • Hola Marissa, Gracias por tus atenciones recibidas durante todo el tiempo que duraron los trámites de compra - venta del  terreno localizado en Ajijic, Jalisco.
    Las atenciones recibidas por los integrantes de la empresa,  especialmente Ud. y el Arquitecto Juan, se han caracterizado por el  respeto y honestidad propios de personas serias y humanas;  su excelente conducta; no solo como personas sino también como empresarios
    ATENTAMENTE: J. Jesús Llamas Llamas, Dr. en Ciencias Agrícolas

  • To Chapala Realty —
    I didn’t think we could find a better real estate agent than the one who sold our house in the states in just a two week period. My wife and I came here to Lake Chapala five months ago to live permanently and started looking for a home. We thought we were on the same page, or at least, close on what we wanted. But, the more places we looked at the farther apart we became. Peter St John (and Marissa) were recommended highly by a friend. He showed us house after house as we discovered our ideas differed a great deal. I wanted to live in a mixed Mexican neighborhood while my wife wanted a lake view and quiet.
    During our seemingly endless search we must have looked at 60 houses in several price ranges and every area from east of Chapala to San Juan Cosala, from move in ready beautiful to fixer upper extraordinaire. Every time he dropped us off he would say “ Don’t make a decision until it feels right for both of you, we can look at other houses while you make up you mind for sure”. Then one day it happened! We saw a house we had to have and that’s when the Marissa part of the team really kicked in. From the office she pulled together all the paperwork and meetings to close the deal in just 3 weeks. Need an agent who will show you everything? And keep showing you everything until you’re happy and sure you’ve bought the right property — Here they are!
    Bob Vallem & Sandy Pierson

  • Many thanks to all the folks at Coldwell Banker for the sale of our home, and special thanks to Paty and Marissa for their exceptional work, it is a pleasure to work with such a professional team. Karen Doyle.

  • Marissa, Alpha y yo estamos muy contentos con el trato que recibimos de la Agencia desde el día uno y lo profesional que se trató el cierre y apoyo en cada momento.
    Alexis Head

  • We leave our appreciation for the successful sale of our house of Simon Bolivar 56 in Guadalajara, as always excellent service and honesty in all transactions. Satisfied customers!
    Magy

  • Good morning Paty - it has been a pleasure working with you and your staff.  Everyone is very pleasant and you have a great team.  Thanks for making this happen and all your hard work that went into getting everything done.
    Thanks much and have a beautiful day and please let Marissa know that it was wonderful working with her as well!!
    Conny Green

  • Estoy muy complacido con la atención que nos ha brindado Coldwell Banker, un especial agradecimiento a todos quienes nos atendieron, gracias por la estancia en el Hotel, recomendare a su oficina ampliamente con mis amistades. No hay como tratar con una compañía seria para posteriormente vivir con tranquilidad y felicidad. Gracias Coldwell Banker. Sr. Orozco

  • Hi Bev and Jean,
    Thank you so much for all your considerable input into the sale of my house. I am grateful for having found the two of you to looking after my interests. I will always remember you guiding me through the Mexican procedures. Yes, I did receive the money for the sale of the house. Wishing you the very best in your future years. Have a wonderful time during the holidays. All my love to you and your family. Jane Mota

  • IT IS OURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Peter just called with the great news.........The hacienda in Chapala is going to be ours.........We have named it HACIENDA VILLA AMOR..........It is so very hard to expalin how wonderful this is.... SO much is owed to Gabriel Torres, Peter St. John and the wonderful people at Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty......Lakesiders MUY PRONTO........................

  • Nuestra experiencia al haber adquirido un terreno a través de los servicios de Colldwell Banker, fue muy grata, fuimos atendidos de una manera inmejorable por el Sr Guillermo Cardoso , siempre estuvieron atentos a todas nuestras dudas y solicitudes, incluso después de haber cerrado la operación, nos hicieron la vida mucho más fácil!!, por lo que les estamos sinceramente agradecidos . Atte. Claudia Y Alex Shewmake

  • I have know Ms. Patricia Basulto for over 6 years in both a professional and personal basis. Patricia is thoughtful, considerate and a cheerful person who has an excellent work ethic. She has been instrumental in making our purchase and construction process both a seamless and pleasant experience. Please feel free to contact us @ 253- 606- 5083, she goes the extra mile. Sincerely Ray and Cheryl Miller.

  • When my wife and I decided to retire we visited a number of locations in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. We fell in love with the beauty, friendly people, and lifestyle of the Lake Chapala area of Central Mexico. We did not see any existing house which suited all our needs, so we ended up building in Las Quintas. When we came to Mexico to go to settlement on our new house, we were stunned at its beauty. It is my pleasure to recommend Guillermo Blanco. Paul Brier.

  • We met Bev and Jean when we decided to buy a home in Ajijic. We were very lucky they were free to look after us, when we walked into, Coldwell Banker office in Ajijic, wham! Bev was there with his great smile & hand shake, listening to our dreams. They are professional and provide a wonderful & caring service. “They are the best” when it comes to finding the home you are looking for. Feel safe with them, they do care. Margaret - Tony Middleton, Ajijic.

  • Coldwell Banker and Jack Kelly in particular made our buying experience simple and pleasant. They took care of all the details and looked out for us all the way. We would recommend them highly. Jack Kelly and Butch Harbin did a great job for us in our move to Lakeside.

  • On visiting Ajijic and looking for a house to live in, I contacted Pati Lopez of Coldwell Banker. She was very helpful, knowledgeable and persistent in helping me find a house I really liked. Pati also made all arrangements to furnish the house so that I would be ready to move into when I returned from the U.S. She also helped me buy an automobile for use here in Mexico. Pati has been very helpful assisting and advising me. Sterling White

  • We have bought and sold many homes, over the years, and have never before been treated with the high degree of professionalism and respect shown us by Jack Kelly and Chapala Realty. George Schwartz

  • Thanks Bev & Jean Your help gives us some confidence in the integrity of the process. Rob & Linda

  • Guillermo Cardoso is my dream realtor: He is a great listener, polite, intelligent and offers exciting properties within my budget. I can’t recommend him highly enough. Deborah Kruger San Juan Cosala

  • Gabriel Torres has been a wonderful help to me. While living in Kuwait he sent me many pictures of the house which helped me to decide whether or not to buy it. He did not stop caring about me once the sale was completed.  Just last summer he drove with me to Poncitlan, in the pouring down rain, to be my interpreter.  Once the renovations to the house are completed I fully expect Gabriel and his lovely wife, Clara, to visit me.  He has been an angel. Lynda Yagodka, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • You have our vote. You listened to our needs/desires and responded in kind. You worked diligently in our behalf; never pushing...always listening. Even after the “sale”, Butch continued to help out in any way he could. Purchasing a home in another country can be daunting...that’s why having Butch made it so much easier and better. He’s good! Bob

  • I have been a Realtor in British Columbia, Canada for 20 years. Armed with my knowledge and experience with purchasing in Mexico it was of utmost importance that prior to beginning my property search I find a qualified Realtor who follows through. After many emails to many Realtors I was fortunate to settle on Gabriel Torres of Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty. You can count on Gabriel and his professional service. His follow-up and information are exactly what a buyer needs. Regards, Brenda  www.brendabachmann.com

  • To those of you looking for a home in the Lake Chapala area, I have only two words for you: Butch Harbin! Butch knew exactly what I was looking for; after grilling me about every detail. We took off and searched for a “dream home” I would spend the rest of my life living in. Butch delivered! Butch introduced me to the area, my neighbors, and genuinely cared about my well-being. He and his wife are now close friends. Diane Duncan

  • Hello Bev & Jean We were so happy to be with you, and thank you for your time and the tour. Regards C. Orendain

  • Butch was very professional in the listing and sale of our home in Chapala. As a former real estate agent, I appreciated his expertise. Our home sold quickly, and closing was very easy, thanks to Butch. Ray and Judy Starnes

  • We have had a great experience finding and buying our new home with the great help from Jack Kelly and Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty. Jack helped us every step of the way and looked out for our interests. He stayed in touch after the closing to make sure we got settled in and helped with the utilities etc. We highly recommend Jack Kelly and Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty. Samuel and Hazel Leland

  • Just a quick note of appreciation to both you (Butch Harbin) and Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty. From the time we came down to Chapala to “check things out”, moving there, buying our home, living and loving it there, and, unfortunately, having to sell and move back to the states you provided such wonderful Customer Service. You are not only a great asset to Richard Tingen and his organization, but also a great friend. I miss you and am proud to call you a friend. John and Anne Venner

  • Jack Kelly went way beyond what was necessary or expected in helping us find and close on our new home at Lakeside. Al and Gloria Carbone

  • Peter, thanks so much for your unfailing patience in showing me countless houses, until we found the perfect one. You were always cheerful and happy to show me yet another. I love my new home! Pat Morrow

  • We really appreciate your efforts Gabriel, you were on time, you had a very efficient viewing schedule planned out, we got to see a variety of offerings. It was a very efficient and educating experience. You were kind, informative and honest about the properties. Hopefully we can re-connect in a few years when we come down to look at bigger properties. Thanks. Dave Hedley

  • Peter is very knowledgeable about the local real estate environment, which gave us confidence in navigating an unfamiliar system. Peter is down-to-earth, with a can-do attitude. He didn’t make us feel that our budget was too small for his attention. Peter went above and beyond our expectations. Katie & Hugo, happy Chapala residents.

  • Hello, I am extremely grateful to the company Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty and Argos in particular, they have excellent customer service and care, they advised me on the best way to purchase my home, and have since lived happily in my own home. Thanks C.B. Robert Lopez.

  • The personal service we received from Bev & Jean of Coldwell Banker, enabled us to find and purchase the type of house we needed. Bev & Jean were exceptionally helpful and patient in finding listings for us to visit and provided additional information about the areas that permitted us to make the best buy possible. Viv & Tom

  • On visiting Ajijic and looking for a house to live in, I contacted Pati Lopez of Coldwell Banker. She was very helpful, knowledgeable and persistent in helping me find a house I really liked. Pati also made all arrangements to furnish the house so that I would be ready to move into when I returned from the U.S. She also helped me buy an automobile for use here in Mexico. Pati has been very helpful assisting and advising me. Sterling White

  • We chose Bev and Jean Cofell to represent us as our realtors because after e-mailing several Lakeside realtors, their response impressed us the most. They showed us houses that met our specifications in several Lakeside areas and when we decided on one they were very helpful with all of the arrangements. John R Koelbel

  • Guillermo Cardoso is my dream realtor: He is a great listener, polite, intelligent and offers exciting properties within my budget. I can’t recommend him highly enough. Deborah Kruger San Juan Cosala

  • Dottie went out of her way to show us houses and provide information about cultural happenings in the area. It is rare to find such a reliable and knowledgeable friend when visiting a new location. Dottie really listens to people and does everything she can to assist! My husband and I will definitely be contacting Dottie when we make the move to the Chapala area. Kathy and Jim from Phoenix, AZ

  • I have lived in the Lake Chapala area for over 11 years. I can hardly explain how much help and assistance Butch afforded me in locating and purchasing a property. Butch and his lovely wife Janie and I soon became friends and I must say nicer and more warm people you would be hard pressed to find. When selling my home he came out and listed the home and had it sold within one month. Always extremely professional and an all around good person. Thank you Thomas F.de Borrello

  • Dottie, it’s nice to have a realtor who is through and listens to what we say...most we’ve had only showed us the upper end of our budget and above....you showed us below at and above which gave us a better idea of what was available and what we actually need to pay to get what we really want. Donna & Mike

  • I am selling a modest house in Chapala. It's been around the block a couple of times. Not until I listed with Peter St. John did it's true charm and beauty emerge. Peter has staged it, attended to every aspect, detail, and possibility of this house, with the utmost care, enthusiasm, knowledge, and professionalism. The house now shows as the gem it is. To find an agent not only willing but enthusiastic to take on and bring out the best in a modest property is such a blessing. I could not be happier. Thanks, Peter! Linda Karp