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How To: Our Top 4 Tips on Hiring a Real Estate Agency on the Oaxaca Coast

by Brent May


You’ve narrowed down your Mexico property hunt to the stunning Oaxaca Coast region in Oaxaca State, Mexico. You are attracted by the region’s beautiful coastline, backdrop of mountains, coastal towns full of character and the truly outstanding variety of ocean view property for sale. Oaxaca coast real estate is sought and bought by international and Mexican buyers. But where are you going to start? It may seem challenging, but with the right real estate agent by your side, those challenges turn into a quality experience.

Buying or selling a home in Huatulco, Puerto Escondido or along the Oaxaca Coast can seem complicated with several sticking points in the process. Some would rather try the DIY approach and cut corners to buying or selling their home and decide against working with a professional real estate agency.    

It is possible to forego a real estate agency, but if you’re new to Mexico or the purchase or sale process in Mexico, it will be difficult. The process will be time-consuming with a potential for mistakes along the way. Getting the word out if you’re selling is not as easy as it seems. Negotiating and going through the purchase process without assistance can have several pitfalls. All of these factors will impact your timeline and likely your finances. You may not find the perfect match for your property. Or your contract may not be seamless and the transaction falls through.


Your Oaxaca Coast Real Estate Challenge!

After a few internet searches, you have realized there is a lot of property for sale. And many different types of agents. You may also be struggling with your rusty high school Spanish. And maybe you’re not familiar with the geography and details of different areas along the coast. As a careful international buyer, you want to be supported in your search by an experienced real estate agent who understands your needs and works with you.

Here are our top four tips on why using a professional real estate agent in Mexico is the soundest decision to be made when you decide to purchase or sell a home on the Oaxaca Coast.

  1. Expert market knowledge

When buying property in Mexico, you need to ensure that any real estate agency you select is experienced in selling property in Mexico. As part of your Due Diligence process, you need to explore how the agency assists its clients.

An experienced agent knows all the ins and outs of their market. If you’re buying, they will know how to match you with the best neighborhood to fulfill your needs – practical and lifestyle needs.  They know what is selling and they know how to make a quick and profitable sale.

  1. Personability

A professional real estate agent is a people person. They listen to their clients and are able to match them with their dream home. Ideally, the real estate agent has also gone through the process that their clients are going through: considering retirement and investing, moving full time to Mexico, or living part-time in Mexico and renting your home.

Some agencies dealing with a high volume of properties find it difficult to provide the time that you will need to find just the right property for you and your family. Property details may be scant, and agents may not have detailed knowledge of all their properties for sale. On the other hand, there are also agencies that focus on specific types or styles of Mexican property. Their portfolios will be more selective, curated, quality real estate with detailed advice and high-quality information available.

  1. Negotiation

Your real estate agent knows all of the ins and outs of the market and what’s happening locally. They know the valuations, fees, tax structures, etc and can use them as elements to negotiate for you. They are experts at negotiating for you and create a fluid dialogue between themselves, you and the buyer/seller.

  1. Backed by a knowledgeable team

Your agent should be backed by a team of experts. The team is attuned to local laws and processes, financial operations and escrow accounts. They will be the ones responsible for drawing up legal contracts that both parties can easily understand. Your agent and their team will take care of all of the details because they are on your side and want the process to go smoothly for you.


Selecting Bayside as your Oaxaca Coast Real Estate Agency

At Bayside, we have over ten years of experience buying and selling property, managing property and renting vacation homes on the Oaxaca Coast in Mexico.

As an experienced Oaxaca Coast real estate agency, Bayside Real Estate is redefining the real estate experience. Bayside specializes in selling coastal property along the Oaxaca Coast, in Huatulco and Puerto Escondido. Our properties for sale are located in towns, looking over the Pacific coast or on the hillsides behind town. Whatever style of home you are looking for, whether a dream home for sale, or a prestigious modern oceanfront villa, we provide high quality information, beautiful photographs and videos so you can make some well-informed choices to view. Our agents provide excellent local knowledge of properties and the all-important laid-back lifestyle as well.

I am Brent May, founder of Own Mexico. In this video, I talk about the “Own Mexico How To Guide.” We designed this guide to help people with information on how to purchase property in Mexico and how to move and live in Mexico.

You can discover more about our ethos, values and team on our “About Us” page.

You can also discover further details on how we support our buyers in this series: What Bayside’s Real Estate Agents Wish Buyers Knew About the Buying Process in Mexico.

If you’ve decided on buying property in Huatulco or Puerto Escondido, this link takes you directly to our property search page. And if you’re still in the decision-making mode, here is an article with my How To Advice If You’re Thinking About Making the Move to Mexico.

We provide Full Service Real Estate Solutions

  • Residential Sales
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Homes
  • Condos
  • Lots/Land
  • Developer Services
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Property Management
  • Luxury Service

Bayside Real Estate’s incredible growth over the past 10 years is the result of outstanding client experiences. We are delighted to help you with your real estate search in owning a pretty little piece of Mexico. Contact us at: contact@ownmexico.org or here.


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