“Playa del Carmen CEO, Takes More Time To Relax With Family & Friends”
The idea of investing in a foreign country was anxiety provoking – that was until I met Mike Burgoyne. I interviewed several realtors from the Rivera Maya, but Mike stood out as one of the most knowledgable, genuine, professional and personal. We clicked as he was not pushy, he was invested in my family and finding the right place for us, not just any place. He took time to get to know me and what I was looking for. He was patient and showed me many options that met my requirements, even as I changed them!
What impressed me most about Mike was that he stated more than once, “It is more important for me to get a client for life than to make one sell.” My life has been greatly improved since purchasing my dream home in Playa del Carmen! It has allowed me to take my family much more often and for longer periods to enjoy the best of the Rivera Maya, it has greatly reduced my work stress, it allows me to rejuvenate and refresh.
Mike and his team handled everything for me, he connected me with a wonderful attorney to process all the paperwork and handle all the legal aspects and make the experience hassle-free.
Mike and his family have become some of my closet friends and my trips to Playa del Carmen are not complete unless I get to see them. If you are anxious or unsure, Mike will provide you with the best experience to help you decide what is best for you and your family. With Mike, it truly is about your comfort and building trust and not about a sale. I am not sure I would have bought, had I not met Mike, as that trust in Mike made all the difference. My family and I could not be happier – Thanks Mike!
STEVEN FROM CHICAGO
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Helping improve peoples lives by finding a great Mexico property for them to enjoy with their family and friends is what we love to do, and we look forward to adding your story to our growing list of happy clients and friends.
Canadian Family Goes All-In With Trust
When my family was considering a vacation property in the Mayan Riviera, we spoke with several local real estate agents prior to making a trip to look at properties. During that due diligence process, we were fortunate to have connected with Mike and we immediately felt at ease and comfortable dealing with him. Mike walked us through the process, step by step, including what would be required to close, referring us to local lawyers to close the deal and help us steer clear of potential pitfalls that can occur as a foreigner not familiar with the local real estate landscape.
When we finally arrived for our property scouting trip, Mike was accommodating, shuttling all of us from town to town (stroller and all), showing us property options we thought we wanted, including on his insistence, that we look at Puerto Aventuras before we returned home to Canada; Mike was right, and we’re glad he insisted, it was an area we knew little about and had not considered. Ultimately, we fell in love with the area and it’s where we bought. Without Mike’s suggestion, it would have gone unnoticed to us. Although we didn’t find the perfect property on that trip, Mike continued to be diligent and did virtual showings for us, until we found the perfect property and actually made an offer, sight unseen! After the sale, Mike continued to assist, helping us with the “little things” like getting internet, cell phone service and other insights that a local is invaluable for.
Mike made us feel more like a friend than a client and that continues to this day as Mike continues to stay in touch with us 3 years later.
Dallas from Ontario
Scuba Diver Trusts More Than The Divemaster
About 7-8 years ago, I started to think about vacation properties outside of Canada. I looked in Costa Rica, Belize and La Paz, Mexico, none felt right. I love scuba diving and Puerto Aventuras Mexico offers what we wanted. A place to holiday with friends and family right now and possibly a place to spend most of the winter when I retire. My concern was always the lack of experience I had with buying outside of Canada. I have been active in business and buying and selling real estate in Alberta for 40 years and have renovated rental homes and multi family properties, but nothing in a foreign country.
I first met Mike when he was working in the tile business in Edmonton as one of my suppliers. When I heard he was in real estate in PA, I felt I had a person I could trust. We looked at several properties when we came down in Feb 2017 and looked at Tulum, Akumal, and Puerto Aventuras. Puerto Aventuras gave us what we wanted, but we weren’t able to find the right home at that time. Disappointed, we went back to Edmonton and kept a close eye on any new properties that came on the market. The day our future condo in Quinta Del Sol came on the market, Mike went to the condo and took photos and videos on his phone and sent them to me. Even though I had never purchased anything out of Canada, I trusted Mike enough to not steer me wrong. An offer was written and deposits paid before I even had a chance to see it in person. Then the totally foreign process to finalize the purchase was completed with Mike guiding me to the professionals that ensured it was finalized properly.
Our purchase so far has given us a beautiful place to relax and we’ve had many family and friends use our second home. One couple has returned 3 times already!
Mike will guide you thru what could be a scary purchase and can be completely trusted to make sure you make the right decision, whether you purchase or not.
Our life is certainly better because of this purchase and we highly recommend Mike!
Marty from Edmonton
From Ohio Winters to Owning in Paradise
My husband and I fell in with the Riviera Maya, over ten years ago escaping the cold winters of Ohio. We decided to dip our feet in the water (pun intended!), but owning our own piece of paradise seemed unattainable, we reached out to some local realtors for help in purchasing a beach home with a limited budget. Several responded to our inquiry, but they all overlooked our requests… until we met Mike! Through some emails and a great phone call, Mike started working on properties to show us during our upcoming visit. Mike took us to several amazing properties from the list we set out & specific to our requests, but nothing really spoke to us.
Feeling like maybe we needed to go back to the drawing board, Mike presented us with an option outside the box. Having established an immediate connection with Mike, we trusted his instincts and his knowledge. As soon as we pulled into the gates of Puerto Aventuras, we knew we had found our slice of paradise! Purchasing a home outside of the United States was unfamiliar to us, but Mike helped us every step of the way, negotiating a great price, submitting our offer, and facilitating the closing process.
One could safely assume the realtors job was completed at this point; if so, you don’t know Mike! He continues to exceed our expectations by suggesting reputable contractors for a remodel, a golf cart distributor, and has even picked us up from the airport in a pinch! As cliche as it may sound, Mike truly changed our lives! We now have a beautiful condo minutes from a private beach! Life is definitely better in a bikini!
Michelle from Ohio
New England House Hunter Expands Her Investment Portfolio
I came to Tulum in 2017 to look at purchasing a vacation / investment condo to use myself and rent out to vacationers when I wasn’t using it. Mike was such a pleasure to work with he spoke with me before my trip so I knew what to expect when I arrived.
Mike quickly earned my trust (not always easy to do), I learned that he was well known and respected in the area, he helped me decide on a condo in a complex under construction and through his relationship with the developer, got all the details squared away fast, helped me source an attorney, property manager, furnishings AND I was even selected to be on House Hunters International with Mike! I always recommend Mike.
Buying in Mexico has allowed me to take more vacations and spend less money that I typically would traveling anywhere else. The cost of living in Mexico is by far less expensive than in the U.S. I furnished my condo finding most everything I need in either Tulum or Playa Del Carmen for less than half of what I spent in the U.S. In fact, I had all my furniture handmade by local Mayan carpenters. I showed them photos of what I wanted and they built it for me for way less than that I would have spent in the stores.
Kim from Rhode Island
Most of our clients would be happy to share their story with you! If you would like a list of our past clients to speak with, let us know and we will be proud to share some of their contact information with you.