Doug is a person that we were introduced to by friends of ours that know him well. When we were introduced to him, he absolutely lived up to the recommendations. It was in a very short period of time that Doug’ s personality and authenticity made us feel that he was also our friend. I felt I could trust him right from the start. My husband and I have been looking at numerous beach front properties all over the world. We didn’t have a time frame to buy our retirement home so we educated ourselves slowly. We spent the Month of January 2018 in Zihuatanejo and absolutely fell in love with the people and the culture, the beautiful private beach areas. We had not planned on buying a place previous to coming for our holiday, but the final decision, to just briefly check out some properties, happened in the last week of our holidays.
Doug met us at our resort and made it very easy for us to ask as many questions as we had around purchasing property the area that we were staying. He is very well researched and could easily answer all the questions that we had for him. He knows the areas very well and made choosing the area very easily. I think what was most remarkable for us was that Doug really listened to what we were interested in. He did not try to convince us to check out other properties that did not fit what we were looking for. The little meeting that we had with him was an appropriate amount and time and the next day he lined up 3 properties that he had made arrangements for us to see.
The very first property that we saw, we fell in love with it and it had all the amenities that we were looking for and more. We did look at comparables, but nothing grabbed our interest after the initial property. By the end of our last week there, we were excited owners of a penthouse, 4 bedroom condo at the Marea Resort and Villas.
My husband and I are from Canada so a lot of paperwork had to be completed before we left. Doug, being a lawyer made the transition so accurate and painless for us. It was extremely obvious that he knew what he was doing. That was such a relief because things are done much differently than they are in Canada. This time buying property was a very exciting experience for us, we can not wait to use it for the first time December 2018. We are also open to sharing our experiences with other potential buyers. Thank you Doug.