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My goal is to make the process of buying, selling, or owning a home in Mexico efficient, enjoyable and rewarding for you. See what some of our clients have  said about our real estate services...Thanks to all our great clients that allowed us to work on their behalf. The bows are for you!

Thank you to all our wonderful clients!!

 

We began, with some trepidation, looking into the purchase of a property in Mexico three years ago. We had heard stories about such a venture and were advised to be very careful.  Fortunately for us one of our initial contacts was Michael Murphy. We need not have worried !
 
Michael put us at ease with his easy going, confident approach to purchasing in Mexico.  His thorough knowledge of the Spanish language, the Mexican property system (which is a must), and his excellent contact base of legal and other professionals,  enabled us to proceed without concern.  Michael returned all calls immediately and was easily accessible through e-mail, telephone and cell phone.  As well, he followed through on every promise regarding any issue. Michael is informed, trustworthy, and very professional.  We would not hesitate to recommend him to any prospective client.

 
  Roland and Beverly Seville

  St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

 

When we decided to purchase a second home in Mexico, my internet searching constantly turned up  Michael Murphy.  From the very first phone call to Michael, he was a wealth of information and knowledge.   Before we purchased, we communicated with Michael by phone and internet constantly about the process.  He found the perfect place for us.  When we finally made the trip to Bucerias to actually buy, he was out of town and his daughter Liz attended to our every need.  Liz was patient with all our questions and attended every meeting making for a very smooth transaction.
 
Michael and Liz are a terrific team.   It’s been 2 years and we love our house in Bucerias and consider Michael and Liz friends who we look forward to seeing every time we return to Mexico. 
 

~ Dee Dee & Joe White
   Seattle, WA

 

I highly recommend Michael Murphy. He is a top shelf guy and a very good realtor. Michael works actively and successfully in both British Columbia and in Mexico.

Glen McPherson, realtor ReMax First Realty, Parksville BC

  

  

I  hired Michael as an Real Estate Agent in 2001 and have hired him more than once his best qualities are : Great Results, Personable, an expert in his field I have worked with him and known him  for over  8 years. He is highly respected in his industry and always delivers EXCELLENT customer service.”

 

Gillian Falk, Nanaimo, BC

 

 

“Michael is an excellent realtor always showing great interest and passion to satisfy his clients needs. He goes the extra mile and we would have no hesitation in recommending him"!

 Ricia Adair

 

We are writing to express our pleasure with real estate agent Michael Murphy, who represented us in our recent purchase of a Condo in Bucerias Mexico.
Initially, we were uncertain of buying in Mexico with all the extra costs and the Fideicomiso but Michael  guided us through the entire process, from the funds transfer from Canadian to USD and the wire transfer and legal, as well as  to searching for houses, to making the offer and closing the deal. We credit Michael with a smooth, stress-free home-buying experience. Even after the sale we have a relationship and required some help in paying bills, and Condo fees he was able to assist in completing these tasks.
It seemed apparent that Michael went out of his way to provide us with the answers to all our questions. We really felt pampered and cared for; it’s a good feeling when one is making such an important purchase out of our country. His pleasant personality, unbelievable patience, attention to detail, dependability and drive would definitely rate him as a 10+ and we would be honored to recommend him as an agent to friends and family should the opportunity present itself. Michael has always looked out for us and treated us great we now see him as a friend not just our realtor.
This is our eighth purchase of property in 3 countries, and never have we had such a pleasurable experience. Michael is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. We never could have gotten into the Mexican real-estate market without him. To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Michael and his expertise and we recommend him to anyone.

Phil and Tanya Paquette

Fort McMurray, Alberta

 

Michael
I just wanted to drop you a quick note,thanking you for all your guidance on our home sale in Bucerias Mexico.Jenny and I were very pleased with how smooth the transaction went. Selling property in a foreign country is sometime challenging and is better left to the professionals,which you are. We appreciate you going above and beyond the call of duty, on several issues. When we are ready to purchase again, we will be giving you a call.
Thanks again

Joe and Jenny Faure
Valley City ND USA

 

Thanks for your great service and "navigation aids." As we spoke the other day Michael, it was quite an experience for me and I often felt that I was somewhat "out of the loop" in this transaction. I now realize that it was handled very well and that I couldn't have done the things that I would normally do in a Canadian transaction - I had to rely on you and your knowledge. That's tough to do for a guy who seems to want to be in control.

We met Michael and Liz just before our return home to Canada. We had been looking for a Bucerias area winter home and had been in touch with a number of realtors, going no where – no interest, no follow up, no phone calls returned. Michael very quickly obtained the information we needed and Liz showed us a home just before we left. A month after arriving home, we decided that we would like to submit an offer and contacted Michael. All was completed very quickly and efficiently using fax, email, scanners and telephone. This is our first out of Canada purchase and Michael navigated through the tangle of Mexican requirements for us. He handled the offer, suggested the necessary service providers and saw that all aspects of the purchase were properly handled and on time - six weeks from offer to possession. Liz then went the extra mile and took possession for us and had the locks changed saving us an extra trip.We have friends who are buying from another realtor in the same complex. They signed their offer a week before we did. They have now been in the process three weeks longer than we were and are now told that their completion will be at least another three weeks. Would we recommend Michael and Liz? Without reservation!

Irene & Garth Coen.
Abbotsford BC

 

Hello Mike, Clara &  Liz
 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your help with the purchase of our home in San Vicente, Mexico.
 
We would be very pleased if you would post this short letter of our experience in regards to the journey of the purchase of our retirement home.
 
We had been planning to buy a home in the Puerto Vallarta area for many years and finally decided to go ahead with it. After a lot of searching on the internet and reading a lot of information in regards to many properties, we realized we needed professional help with the purchase of foreign property. We were so glad to have found a real-estate agent such as Michael Murphy, as he sold real-estate in Canada and in the area of Puerto Vallarta and lived so close to our home in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, . After contacting Mike and telling him of the type of home and area we wished to own our home in, he was very expedient in supplying us with numerous options that met our wants and price range. Not speaking very much Spanish it was a saving grace that Mike was bilingual in English and Spanish.  Not only we're we so fortunate to have Mike working for us, we had his daughter Liz that resides in Mexico close to the area we were interested in. Mike suggested a lot of options and in no time found our dream home. As Mike was in Canada at the time, Liz went and looked at homes for us and provided us with detailed information and photos of the properties we were interested in, as we were not able to be in Mexico at that time. When we were ready to make an offer to purchase, Mike suggested a price that was very favourable to us and secured the sale. I would like to take this moment to say that we did not purchase a home in the hundred's of thousands of dollars range, but were given the same attention and respect as if we were spending a lot more than we were.
Mike looked after all the necessary arrangements and covered every detail in regards to the legal aspects of the purchase. We are very confident that every legality of our home purchase has been met.
 
We have just arrived back in Canada from our new home in Fraccionamiento Palma Real, San Vicente and we would like to report that everything is perfect, the home, the area and the small town of San Vicente. Mike and his wife Clara went beyond the call of duty and were there for us whenever we needed them. Mike and Clara also helped us with getting all of the utilities hooked up, we could not have done this without them, due to our limited knowledge of the Spanish language.
 
I would like to say to anyone reading our story that if you are interested in purchasing property in Mexico, Mike and Liz will look after you as if you are their own family, not just another client.
 
Thanks again Mike, Liz and Clara for all of your help in making our dream come true.. We wish there were more people in this world like all of you.
 
Thank you
 
R & L Kurt

Nanaimo, BC
 

 

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“Michael is very professional with a high level of integrity. He keeps your interest in the forefront. He goes the extra mile.” March 16, 2011

Roxanne Wheaton

 

 

If you are looking for a good realtor we recommend Michael Murphy. Michael not only is an excellent realtor, he goes above and beyond real estate sales. We purchased our Bucerias condo Feb /11. Michael & Clara helped us every step of the way. If there was a problem, they where there to help us through, even if it had nothing to do with the purchase of the condo. We called them with lots of questions, if they did not have the answers they would find someone that did. Michael & Clara we thank you for all your help.

Your Friends Darryl & Paddy Himmelspeck & Family

Carstairs, Alberta

 

“My experience with Bienvenidos has been positive from the beginning and I have no reservations about recommending them to anyone.” June 30, 2011 

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Michael Turner   Victoria B.C.
hired Michael Murphy as a Real Estate Agent in 2009

 

 

 

“Mike Murphy worked closely with us putting together a real estate sale with a major chain ( Tim Horton Donuts) the transaction took over one year to complete and was quite complicated. Mike was very thorough and efficient , I have no problem recommending Mike Murphy as a very trusting and profficient realtor and business associate. Doug Davis” June 30, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Doug Davis Nanoose Bay BC
hired Michael Murphy as a Real Estate Agent in 2003

 

 

 

“Working with Michael Murphy at Bienvenidos, was delightful experience.
We had a mutually satisfying outcome. I would not hesitate to work with Michael & Bienvenidos in the future.
Michael is trustworthy, friendly and on time.

Leigh Robinson-Regional Director-
Take Shape For Life” June 29, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Leigh Robinson  Blaine, Washington
hired Bienvenidos as a Real Estate Agent in 2010

 

“I have always enjoyed working with Michael and feel that he has provided honest, straightforward advice and above average insights. I'd recommend him and use his services again anytime!” June 29, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Hal Kuntze
hired Bienvenidos as a Real Estate Agent in 2010, and hired Bienvenidos more than once 

 

 C’est en Janvier 2011 que tout a débuté, nous avons débuté quelques recherches sur internet de façons à voir et savoir ou l’on voulait éventuellement faire l’acquisition d’une propriété et comme nous avions déjà tous fait un séjour a Puerto Vallarta au Mexique nous avons décidé que pour nous c’était l’endroit à regarder pour faire notre acquisition.
 Pendant ces recherches nous sommes retrouvés sur le site de M. Mickael Murphy et pris du temps pour faire connaissance de ce site et voir ce qu’il pouvait nous offrir. Nous avons communiqué avec M. Murphy une première fois par e-mail via son site internet et nous lui avons fait part de notre intérêt pour l’acquisition d’une propriété au Mexique dans Nuevo Vallarta plus précisément la Bahia de Banderas, c’est sans hésitation que M. Murphy nous a offert ses services ainsi que le support a notre démarche.
 Alors c’est en Mars 2011 que nous avons décidé d’allé sur place pour voir certaines propriétés vue sur le net et de même M. Murphy nous a proposer de nous accompagné soit lui-même ou sa fille Liz pour la visite de chacune de ses propriétés. Tout au long de notre séjour Mme. Liz Murphy nous a accompagné sans hésité et sans pression, nous sommes tombé en amour avec le site que nous avions choisit comme premier choix et selon notre budget.
 C’est la que le vrai travail a débuté de l’Équipe Murphy, nous avons fait a ce moment avant de quitté une offre d’achat et a notre retour avec de nombreuse échangent de courriels et d’appel sans relâche nous sommes entrée dans la phase acceptation et paperasse et nous sommes arrivé a l’acquisition en Juillet, 2011 dernier.
 Le tout c’est déroulé merveilleusement bien avec cette équipe du tonnerre qui a su nous donné leurs appuie et service hors pair avec de précieux conseils tant qu’a la préparation  de document, exécution de la transaction ainsi que le suivi d’après vente et tout cela en dedans de 6 mois.
 Alors c’est sans hésitation que Gina et moi-même vous recommandons les services de l’Équipe Murphy et  nous n’hésiterions pas à faire encore appel et affaire avec cette équipe gagnante a tous les points.
 Nous savons tous que faire des affaires a l’étrange n’ importe où dans le monde si nous ne sommes pas bien conseillé ce peut ce révéler une histoire d’horreur alors il est impératif que tout ceux qui veulent faire des affaires dans ce coin qu’il y a l’Équipe Murphy sur qui compter.

 Sincèrement Merci a votre équipe
 Michael, Liz et Maile

Carl B et Gina L
 

 I am a senior woman who has accomplished my long held objective of buying and living in a little house in a vibrant Mexican neighborhood. The support I received from the staff of Bienvenidos has enabled me to do this. I have continued to rely on them after the purchase of my home for guidance in acclimating to my new milieu. It has been wonderful!

Sophie 2012


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