When we first planned a trip to Merida in 2007 we scoured the blogs and the real estate web sites for lots of information. At that time there was also a wonderful forum called Merida Insider which was full of great information. CQ and I contacted several of the real estate agents that we felt were both highly recommended and worked for reputable real estate companies. Several answered us, some did not. One who answered us, offered to show us whatever we were interested in and really followed up was Arturo Novelo of Mexico International. We decided to work with him.
When we went to Merida, Arturo picked us up at the B & B, Las Arecas and really spent several quality days both showing us properties but also showing us the different areas of town. We felt comfortable in his presence immediately. We were in awe of his knowledge of Merida and liked that he really listened to what we wanted. When we found the property we liked, he brought in several architects for us to talk to about what they felt we could make the property into. He was with us at closing and the rest is history!
This is when we knew it was our house!
We loved the lot size.. this is Arturo showing it to us!
So now it is 2011 and Arturo is still there for us. He and his wife have a small personalized property management firm and yes they take great care of our property. Now that construction has started he sends us photo updates and we have discussions via Skype. I highly recommend Arturo for both real estate needs as well as property management. (He can be contacted at turix4 at yahoo dot com)