Your Team of Real Estate Professionals in Riviera Maya
Living Riviera Maya Real Estate in Playa del Carmen Mexico is owned and operated by Judi Shaw, a Canadian born, now also a Mexican national. I am originally from Toronto, Canada and later moved to Whistler British Columbia. My education comes from University of Toronto followed by the Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia.
Then in 2003 my real estate career took a beautiful turn south, when I moved from Whistler BC to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. From 2003-2004 my sales team and I were responsible for the largest sales launch of pre construction luxury real estate in the Riviera Maya Mexico, at the now well renowned luxurious Rosewood at Mayakoba. This was in an era and region of Mexico that had not ever seen such high end real estate and equivalent sale prices.
Since then I have built a solid and wonderful team of real estate professionals to work with me through out the years.
We are now we are six highly qualified, licensed, resourceful real estate professionals, here in Playa del Carmen. We are dedicated to you, making sure you find the right property that fits your lifestyle investment portfolio in real estate.
Some of my professional affiliations and designations include:
- AMPI (Assoc Mexican Professionales y Inmobiliarios) Playa del Carmen (2017).
- CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) Realtor (2018).
- A Member of Luxury Home Marketing Institute.
- Member of the NAR (National Assoc of Realtors).
- Resort and Second Home Property Specialist with NAR (2010).
- Transnational Referral Certificate NAR (2006).
- Previous to Playa del Carmen, I was a BC licensed real estate agent.
In 2016 I became the 83rd person with a license to practice real estate in Playa del Carmen, part of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
My Matricula (license) provided by the licensing agency of Sedetus, Quintana Roo is number EPC090224nh8mr0080000083
If you are interested in buying or selling property in the Riviera Maya, I can assure you that with my 17 years + experience, my skills, my team, and extensive network of contacts- you will be sure to make a safe secure investment Playa del Carmen real estate or rest of Riviera Maya, and you will have a stress free buying or selling experience.
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.
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.
Dave’s combination of real estate experience, bilingual teaching, finance, and customer service him your top real estate investment advisor in the Riviera Maya.
His real estate career began in the Riviera Maya in 2014 after moving from San Diego with his wife Karla. Together they are the dynamic duo in real estate in the Riviera Maya. Living Riviera Maya is proud that they have chosen this as their “home”.
Dave is the guy you want to work with when you buy real estate in Playa del Carmen or anywhere in Riviera Maya. He will navigate you through the buying process, to ensure that you are making a secure, enjoyable investment.
After really listening to what you want and need, he and Karla use their connections with the best developers and real estate companies to find and negotiate the best price for the best property that meets your specific requirements. Their vast knowledge of Riviera Maya real estate, mean you are sure to get the best for you.
Dave is an excellent educator and negotiator who builds relationships with his clients and colleagues that last a lifetime.
Having earned his California Real Estate License while working in the mortgage industry puts you in very capable hands.
Dave’s experience and studies in Seville, Spain, and Guadalajara, Mexico, make him an advocate for enjoying the language and culture of Mexico.
Long after the sale closes Dave and Karla will be there to help you, with tips and advice for all scenarios in your lifestyle. Their connections and expertise make your buying experience, educational, stress-free and exciting.
Let Dave help you finally buy that perfect lifestyle investment you have been planning and dreaming of in Riviera Maya.
Karla’s bicultural and legal background are just the beginning of what she brings to the table as a real estate advisor at Riviera Maya Real Estate.
Having grown up in Tijuana, just minutes from the border with the United States, Karla is fluent in the languages and cultures of both countries.
Her degree and certificates from re-knowned San Diego Universities, combined with long time paralegal experience means that she brings a high level of detailed business accuracy to her work with you, when you want to invest in Riviera Maya real estate. Her previous experience as a top level banker at JP Morgan Chase, makes her an excellent fit for you ensure your real estate investment is wise, safe and secure .
Consistently ranked by peers, employees, employers, and customers as a top person to work with, you will find Karla communicates clearly and brings joy, knowledge and humor to all her relationships.
From beginning to end Karla will look after every detail of your endeavor to buy the perfect property, at the perfect price, that fits your requirements. This is second nature for her since she has managed employees and has managed multi-million-dollar business accounts.
She goes above and beyond for her clients, explaining all possible scenarios and successful outcomes. Karla thrives in building relationships and providing expert advice in a variety of fields, so as your real estate advisor, you are in very capable hands.
Her profound knowledge of both legal systems helps her to guide you throughout the process of buying real estate in Riviera Maya, ensuring that you make your best educated decision when it comes to buying real estate for you.
She is passionate about helping people, loves to share her lifestyle and culture. It is safe to say that Karla is someone that you can count on long after the closing process at Living Riviera Maya Real Estate.
As an experienced realtor from Houston Texas, with deep roots dating back to 1995, rest assured that you will be in good hands when working with me as your real estate advisor at Living Riviera Maya. Having worked as a realtor and also at a First American Title Company, my understanding from both these positions, and both sides of the USA / Mexico border will always work to your advantage, when buying real estate in Playa del Carmen or other areas of Riviera Maya.
Since 2002 in Houston, I became well recognized in the luxury home areas of Houston and received awards as a top producing agent.
This is because I thrive in assisting my clients on all levels from both the buying end as well as the selling end. I believe in being personable, knowledgeable and patient with all my clients, which in turn usually ends up with great friendships.
Finally in 2015, I fulfilled a long standing dream of mine and I moved to the Riviera Maya, bought a property and now I happily call Playa del Carmen my home.
I love the lifestyle in Riviera Maya, I love owning real estate here. It is my passion to show you too how to invest smartly or own a vacation property or even move here too. If you share a similar goal to mine, lets talk!
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.
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.