Your Team of Real Estate Professionals in Riviera Maya

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Judi Shaw

Living Riviera Maya Real Estate consists of six highly qualified, resourceful real estate professionals. Myself (Judi Shaw), I am the owner broker, I am originally from Toronto Canada and later moved to Whistler British Columbia. I have more than 17 years of industry experience. My education comes from University of Toronto followed by the Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia.

My real estate career took a beautiful turn south in 2003 when I moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where I have built a solid/wonderful team of real estate professionals to work with me through out the years.

Some of my professional affiliations and designations include: CIPS certified Realtor (2018) ; A Member of Luxury Home Marketing Institute; Member of the National Association of Realtors; Resort and Second Home Property Specialist with NAR (National Association of Realtors 2010) Transnational Referral Certificate NAR (2006), and previous to Playa del Carmen I was a BC real estate licensed agent.

In 2016 I became the 83rd person with a license to practice real estate in Playa del Carmen, part of Quintana Roo, Mexico. If you are interested in buying or selling property in the Riviera Maya, I can assure you that with my skills, experience, and extensive network of contacts- you will have a stress free buying or selling experience.

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Barbara Gudiño

As Customer Care Coordinator, Bárbara Gudiño's smiling personality will be the first to greet you either by email or phone during your initial inquiry about buying real estate with Living Riviera Maya.

After many years in the hotels sales industry in Playa del Carmen and Cancun, Barbara joined Living Riviera Maya in early 2015, looking for a new personal and professional challenge. She has taken on this position with gusto and is loved by all who work with her.

The fact that Barbara is a certified English/Spanish translator, and her previous experience means her communication skills are excellent, in both languages. This is key to your success when understanding key concepts of buying real estate in Mexico.

What Barbara loves most about her job is the amount of personal contact she has with you, our clients, while you are in the information gathering stage. From the very first call, Barbara will do what she does best: listen to your needs and summarize them to make a successful action plan for you.

Whether you are just starting out on your real estate search or ready to put your plan into action and buy the perfect property, Barbara will make sure you have a clear idea of what you can expect when working with Living Riviera Maya. According to your timeline, she will match you with one of our real estate specialists to ensure you have the very best service, knowledge of properties and guidance in the buying process.

Above all else, Barbara knows and values the importance of investing in a property either as a foreigner to Mexico or as a Mexican national.

You can be certain she will have your needs as a priority.

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Beatriz Mendoza

After a diverse career for years as a licensed architect, Bea turned her knowledge and experience of how to build and create beautiful spaces into guiding real estate investors in Riviera Maya to buy great properties.

Be confident that you will be guided to really great real estate investments in all Riviera Maya when working with Bea at Living Riviera Maya Real EstateBea, who is a native to the region, who speaks Spanish and English fluently, has another distinct advantage when looking buy real estate in Riviera Maya. Not only will she show you great properties worthy of being added to your real estate portfolio, she will share with you the joy and beauty of her amazing home, our international destination, Mayan Riviera, and the warmth of her Mexican people.

You will be charmed by her creative ideas, her outgoing personality, and her sense of humor, her quick wit. However, never lose sight of the fact that above all else, Bea is a true professional.

She is one of the few truly licensed real estate agents in the state of Quintana Roo, according to a law passed in 2014. Very few others have acquired this professional designation.

This achievement speaks to Bea's natural quest for perfection and correctness and attention to details, and her knowledge of the system which are useful traits for you, when you are looking for advice to buy real estate in Playa del Carmen.

Understanding her client's needs, advising and orienting you on the purchase and decision-making process is a quality Bea in abundance, and an activity she very much enjoys.

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Sarah Cox

Sarah Cox is your go-to Buyer's Agent for buying property in all the Mayan Riviera, especially Tulum, and Playa del Carmen. First arriving to the Mexican Caribbean coastline in 2005 from Ohio, she has watched the market continually evolve and she has grown with it too.

Sarah is fluent in both Spanish and English, and this skill has been useful to many buyers in her real estate sales career. Prior to her current position of real estate advisor at Living Riviera Maya Real Estate, Sarah worked with several of the most prominent real estate developers, as a representative for international buyers on luxury vacation properties.

Above all, Sarah's dedication to her clients is evident. Many of her past clients are now her friends, and regularly sing praises of her level of service to them. Sarah has orchestrated complex multi-million dollar land transactions, and she is equally diligent in finding the best price, best property, best location for a starter home, or a finding the most beautiful vacation property for her clients. Whoever you are, whatever type of property you are looking for, Sarah will find it for you.

Over the years, Sarah has gotten a first-hand taste of life in Cancun, and Playa del Carmen and now in the emerging market of Tulum. Consider her your expert in all those areas, and the jungles and beaches and inlets in between.

That means Sarah can be found roving the coastline, expertly matching people with properties, negotiating the best deal possible.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys beach paddle and cycling, cooking, and exploring the new restaurants and beach clubs of Tulum.

If this is too much to believe, you can see her shining face on 3 recent episodes of HGTV's “Mexico Life” on HGTV.

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Sandra "Tocaya" Novoa

Tocaya, as we affectionately call her in the office is Sandra Novoa's nick-name.

Sandra is the one we lean on for her knowledge of finances in the office.

Starting as book-keeper in 2017, Sandra has increased her scope of work where technically she is the transaction coordinator at Living Riviera Maya.

However she is so much more around our office. Helping with notarios and lawyers and tracking the minute pieces of info for us is her speciality.

Responsible for tracking payments to and from escrow to pay for properties, Sandra / Tocaya is the person that, we as group of A type sales people rely on to keep track of all things financial for us at Living Riviera Maya. She is a very good person to have around.

Her outlook on life is positive and upbeat. Convinced that life continually surprises her, she is always willing to meet any personal or professional challenge and grow through it. Once a licensed and trained veterinarian, Sandra is pleased to apply her additional capacities and abilities in administration and finances at Living Riviera Maya.

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Sandra Sorensen

Sandra Sorensen has received the accolade as "the one you want to call for the best real estate buying experience in the Riviera Maya". Rest assured you are in good hands with Sandra when looking for lifestyle investment opportunities in Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, and Tulum.

Prior to landing in Riviera Maya, Sandra was involved in several different career paths, over a span of several decades. In a move to change it all and pursue a life filled with more value, she and her husband Doug, moved from her homeland Canada, to Riviera Maya Mexico where she has pursued a path of offering real estate investment advice for foreigners ever since.

Sandra's vast experience as teacher, professional singer, homemaker, corporate sales person and now real estate agent has molded her into the kind of person you would be proud to call friend

It has been said we will probably have four different careers in our lives. Sandra has had five. She brings the richness of this experience to her time with you. This is precisely why she has evolved into one of the best-known agents in the business.

Sandra, with her husband is proud to call Puerto Aventuras "home" where the outdoor lifestyle is easy and healthy. Now it is Sandra's passion to find you the perfect vacation, or investment, or retirement property also.

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Judi Shaw, a professional real estate agent with more than 17 years of industry expertise, was educated at the Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia and maintains requirements to remain an active licensed realtor in British Columbia, Canada with the BC Real Estate association.

With over 17 years experience in Resort Real Estate in Canada, United States and now Mexico (since 2003), working with Judi assures you of solid real estate consulting services. Her in depth experience includes representing individual property owners, land owners, large parcel lot sales, preconstruction launches of luxury real estate Mexico, high end luxury home and condo sales experience in Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya Mexico and Whistler, BC. She can help you with a starter home or condo, a luxury villa real estate, commercial real estate, consult for preconstruction sales . If you need advice about buying or selling property in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, contact Judi.

Past consulting services include working with some of the largest developers in the Riviera Maya before they began their sales programs for projects such as Nizuc (a GHM/Aman condo hotel), Azul Fives, Rosewood, and others.

Expertise & Success

Judi was recruited from Whistler, BC to the Riviera Maya as a real estate sales executive in 2003, for the now well renowned luxurious Rosewood at Mayakoba. Judi and her experienced sales team were responsible for the largest launch of pre construction luxury real estate in the Riviera Maya Mexico, in an era and region of Mexico that had not ever seen such high end real estate and equivalent sale prices.

"Mayakoba has raised the bar of real estate in general in the area, and we were at the cutting edge of that. My expertise has just rolled along from that, and I have watched Playa del Carmen grow from a sleepy little town to the international hip destination it is."

Judi prides herself on her extensive network of contacts in the industry, including: legal support, tax advice, mortgage consulting, immigration assistance, rental and property management connections, and more.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Licensed with CREA (Canadian Real Estate association)
  • Member of NAR (National association of Realtors)
  • Member of Luxury Home Marketing Institute
  • Resort and second home property specialist with NAR
  • Transnational referral certificate (TRC)

Contact Judi to talk about buying or selling a home or condo in Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Puerto Aventuras, Playa Paradise, Playa Paraiso, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum, Yucatan, Cozumel, or Bacalar.