WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY…
WE THANK THEM FOR THEIR TESTIMONIALS
It’s difficult to be an absentee owner selling a property, and then add on the many ways in which Mexican real estate processes and law are different from those in the U.S., and it can be a downright stress test. Douglas’s quick email response times, concise answers to my questions, and clear communication on next steps and deadlines lessened that load a lot.
I would highly recommend Costa Grande Real Estate and Legal Services to anyone buying or selling there. Feel free to contact me about any questions about my experience with this company.
Douglas Hudson handled the closing process for me, and my home in Troncones.
Since I purchased the property many years ago, I built and maintained my dream bungalow.
Finding a buyer was important but closing meant everything.
From beginning to end, Douglas presented himself w/confidence, that he would complete the task.
He did so without delay.
I recommend him highly and to others, I know, and welcome questions any time.
Robin Murphy Ross, Bellingham, Washington
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.
All we can say is WOW! We were very impressed with Douglas Hudson professionalism, personal attention, and marketing strategies. Douglas is a first class, high caliber, real estate professional. We received his personal attention almost on a daily basis. He was always available for questions and made us feel like we were his only client. He is gifted, talented and knows his market. He speaks Spanish as a native, he knows Mexico and the law as a lawyer. All the documents, paperwork, money transfer were handled impeccably with the speed and precision not expected in Mexico.
We were totally impressed and would recommend Douglas to anyone who wants to sell or buy their home and make a great deal.
Stasya and Mike
Hacienda la Rusa
Barra de Potosí
We sold the house we built in Cerro Del Vigia and Doug handled the sale expertly. As he was very knowledgeable he quickly picked up on things that even a notary had not and saved us a bundle in taxes. We had planned to build another home on Playa Blanca but he had a property listed that more than fit the bill. We purchased and have never looked back. He is refreshingly honest and we think very highly of him both as a person and as a professional.
We invited him to become the legal representative for Por Los Ninos de Zihuatanejo because he also wants to make a difference in this community.
From legal services to property management to assisting with renovation work, Douglas has displayed professionalism, expert knowledge of local practices and responsiveness that is second to none. One of Douglas’ employees, Francisco, has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in every project that we have asked him to take on, be it electrical, carpentry or construction-related. In short, Douglas and his team have helped make our lives in Zihuatanejo all that we hoped they could be.
John and Suzy Fletcher
Casa Susana, Cerro del Vigia”
We engaged Douglas a year ago to help us find and purchase a second home in Zihuatanejo. He led us through the intricacies of Mexican real estate and law to find and purchase our dream home. We spent several months post-purchase doing extensive improvements requiring a contractor and crew. Throughout the year, Douglas has acted as our realtor, insurance and tax advisor, attorney and construction supervisor. We can’t imagine having gone through all this without his professional help. What could have been endless headaches was instead a smooth process led by a consummate professional? Douglas provided the end-to-end turnkey service we needed to make our dream come true.