When long time friends and colleagues Michael Green and John Swanson decided to open Boardwalk Realty it was not an impulse. It was not, as they say, their “first rodeo.” As long-time residents of Puerto Vallarta they were drawn to real estate as both have experienced the joys of owning property in this enchanting city. Each has been living and investing in Puerto Vallarta properties for more than 15 years.
“When I first considered owning here,” says John, “I realized that an experienced, professional, expert, local Real Estate agent was going to be a valuable asset. Now that I have purchased many properties here personally, I understand how valuable having a trusted agent can be. You need someone who really listens to you, understands the laws, and has been down the path themselves. While the primary goal for most people understandably is to make a sound investment, having an experienced adviser can help them avoid common pratfalls and problems.”
Here are a few of our guiding principals at Boardwalk Realty:
“First of all, we really want to get to know you,” adds Michael. “Where are you from? What activities do you enjoy in Puerto Vallarta? Do you prefer the fabulous beaches and amenities of Nuevo Vallarta with its golf courses and five-star gyms and spas? Or are you an urbanite who frequently likes dinners and the culture of the downtown scene? When we know you, we can tailor tours to your tastes.”
Secondly, there’s the legal side of owning in Mexico. From ownership to taxes, they’ve been there, done that. “We have some great affiliations with some incredible attorneys,” says John. “Besides our own experience, we can save you a lot of time and money by offering you complimentary consultations with our partner attorneys. The nuances of how you buy here can save you a lot of money when you sell. It’s important to know what you’re doing on the purchase so that when you sell you can best use any tax advantages. This service is free to our clients and can be invaluable.”
John and Mike are both from the Seattle area where each was a licensed real estate agent. “We’ve known each other for a long, long time,” quips John. “We were on the same high school basketball team, were crab fishermen together in the Bering Sea (yep, like the TV show) and roomies in PV when we realized the tropics was for us. Both of us started families here and our kids ride bikes together on Sundays.
Finally, both partners agree that the most important element of Boardwalk Realty is our ongoing service and commitment to our clients after the sale. We are both passionate about protecting the investment and security of our clients. “Our clients become our friends, we see them socially, and we treat them as we would like to be treated ourselves”, adds Mike.
“We’re dedicated to Vallarta for the long haul”, says John. We work really hard to keep our clients interests foremost in our minds. We want your experience to be pleasurable, informed and unpressured. The vast majority of our business comes from referrals of previous clients and we realize this is our best possible advertising. Boardwalk was a natural extension of that philosophy.”
Boardwalk Realty Puerto Vallarta represents buyers and sellers of real estate in the entire Bay of Banderas area.