RE/MAX in Puerto Vallarta Toll Free/Fax: 1 888 796 6606 Locally: (322) 221 0111

Our Agents

Todd Bates
(322) 221-0143(Fax)

Local 20, Las Palmas 2
Marina Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48354

Maru Michel
(322) 221 0111(Office)
322 135 5762(Cell)

Marina Vallarta, Jalisco, 48354

Rick and Marilyn Helberg

Guayabitos, Nayarit, 63724

Angie Ahumada
(322) 221 0111(Office)
322 121 6544(Cell)

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48354

Ken Hallenbeck
323 106 1135(Cell)

Playa los Cocos, Nayarit

Raul Lozada
(322) 221 0111(Office)

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48354

Ron Vandenberg
322 109 9033(Cell)

Nuevo Vallarta, Jalisco

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Todd Bates - Broker/Owner

Todd Bates was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and proceeded to enter university in Hamilton, Ontario, at McMaster University and after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree, went to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, for a second Bachelor of Arts degree.

But he was searching for something more in his life and traveled to Whistler, British Columbia to visit friends from his University days and decided to pursue a life there.  After owning and operating his 2 successful businesses in Whistler for 12 years, he met his (soon to be) wife on a trip to Puerto Vallarta and decided that would be his new home in Paradise.

Both Todd’s mother and mother-in-law have properties in Puerto Vallarta, so he understands the needs and expectations of the foreign purchaser, as well as a Mexican purchaser.  Growing up around real estate in Toronto, as Todd’s mother and brother ran a very successful real estate company in Toronto, he fully understands the work needed to be successful.

“Living here full-time has been an incredible challenge and opportunity and I am so fortunate to be able to live where people only think of vacationing”, Todd has said.

He continues to upgrade his real estate knowledge through continuous training in the multi-faceted business that the buying and selling of real estate in Puerto Vallarta to ensure that his clients receive the most professional representation possible.

He lives by the motto of “Treat this person as you would treat your mother and always expect more of yourself”.


Maru Michel - Sales Associate

Maru Michel was born in Guadalajara, Mexico.  She was raised in a family of 5 with solid traditional values.  She pursued her studies in the same city and went on to marry a businessman from Guadalajara and had her own family of 2, plus 4 grandchildren.

She had the opportunity to live in Manhattan Beach, California for 10 years, during which she was a dedicated homemaker and supported her husband’s businesses.  In addition, she practiced several outdoor sports such as golf, windsurf and jogging.

Upon returning to Guadalajara she became an investment advisor and later on she opened an import-export company that she ran for 10 years.  Finally she decided to move to Puerto Vallarta where she became a Real Estate Agent and has been in the business for 6 years.

Living in Puerto Vallarta has been a true pleasure for Maru, the weather, the people and the beauty of living in a small town that has everything from the simplest foods to the most sophisticated restaurants.  She enjoys meeting people from all over the world and of all ages and finds it is a true enriching experience to learn their customs and ways of life.

Maru feels the most rewarding experience is helping someone sell their property when they want to sell and helping someone find the ideal property when they want to buy, it is just as simple as that.  She has the privilege of understanding American and Mexican cultures having lived in both places and mastering both languages.  She has also traveled to Europe, Africa and South America giving her a broader vision of life and people.


Her favorite quote is “Life is beautiful”



Maru Michel Nació en Guadalajara Jalisco México, en una familia numerosa de costumbres arraigadas, creció, estudio y se case en Guadalajara, con 2 hijos y 4 nietos.

Vivió en Manhattan Beach  California por 10 años durante los cuales me dedicaba a mi familia, los negocios de mi esposo y a hacer deportes como golf, windsurf y correr.

Regreso a Guadalajara y trabajo como asesora de inversiones, después inicio una  agencia  aduanal de importaciones y exportaciones la cual manejo durante 10 años y decidió cambiarse a vivir a Puerto Vallarta donde desde entonces a sido in Agente de Bienes Raíces  desde hace 6 años.

 Para Maru es un placer vivir en Puerto Vallarta disfrutando del clima, de su gente,  la belleza de vivir en un lugar pequeño en donde hay de todo desde la comida más sencilla hasta el restaurante más sofisticado,  disfruta conociendo gente de todo el mundo de todas las edades y considera que es muy enriquecedor aprender las costumbres de diferentes personas y lugares.

Maru siente su meta realizada cada vez que vende una propiedad a la persona que quería venderla o ayuda a encontrar la propiedad ideal a la persona que quiere comprar. Se siente privilegiada de entender la manera de vivir en Estados Unidos y la manera de vivir en México ya que ha vivido en ambos lugares y habla los dos idiomas. Además ha viajado a Europa, África y Sudamérica lo que le ayuda a tener una visión más amplia de la vida y de las personas.

 Su lema favorito es “La Vida es Bella”

Angie Ahumada - Sales Associate

Angie Ahumada, was born and raised Tepic Nayarit, Mexico.

Since a young age Angie has had bilingual education (English and Spanish) and developed excellent customer service skills. Graduating in Business managementCertified  in Administration, Marketing and Sales Strategies.  Working in the Tourist Industry gave her an opportunity to travel thoughtout Mexico, USA and South America. She has developed her skills into a multicultural career.


Angie has lived in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay for the last 25 years, establishing relationships with different  associations and support groups to grow and help around the bay, such as Canaco, Coparmex Business Association, Tourist Department, Concierge Service Association, Hotel & Motels Association, and volunteer in the Rotary Club, among others.  


Angie became single mother  at very early age in her life, of whom now is a  professional and award winning Chef of several National and International competitions Chef Hugo Ahumada.


Looking for the best place to live for her and her son, she moved to paradisiac Puerto Vallarta area to develop her career in the touritst industry. Becoming a top producer sales agent for Vacation Resorts, Hotel business, property management,  and has had the life experience that everyone dreams accomplishing her mission of raising her son and live in “THE MOST FRIENDLY CITY IN THE WORLD”.  Prior to becoming a Real Estate Agent Angie managed her own Day Spa Business and Boutique.


In her  venture to provide professional Real Estate services to both companies and individuals, there is absolutely no doubt that she will again go above and beyond in serving these clients as well.  Angie has worked with people of many nationalities, in many capacities, throughout her professional career.   Through these experiences, she has developed a sensibility of how business should be conducted from their perspective, as compared to how it might be conducted in her native country.


“It has always Been my goal to provide excellent customer service.  It has become a second nature to me, so it only makes sense to place myself into an occupation that utilizes my abilities and have fun while doing it in the best Real Estate office around the bay”.

As  Real Estate Agent, I assist sellers in marketing their property and selling it for the highest possible price under the best terms available.


I act as a Buyer´s Agent with a signed agreement, I assist buyers by helping them purchase property in the best possible price under the best terms available”.




My question to you: Do you want your home listed or Do you want your home SOLD?


Ron Vandenberg - Senior Sales Consultant

Allow me to introduce myself:



Life Before Real Estate started in the late 1950's working in the field of television production at CFAC TV in Calgary.

In the 60’s I worked as a Police Officer the city of Vancouver.

In 1970 I started  a career In Radio and Broadcast Sales and Management. I worked in this field until 1980.

In 1980, I joined the Pattison Group working in their media related companies; running their radio, bus advertising, transit shelter and billboard companies, as well as doing acquisitions.


I was licensed as a Realtor in 1992. While actively selling real estate I consistently ranked in the top 8% of all Realtors belonging to the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board. Attaining Master Medallion Club status,meaning that I sold a lot of homes.

In 1998, I obtained my Managing Broker designation, through the Department of Commerce at the University of British Columbia. Learning never stops. I am a big believer in this.


In May of 2004, my wife, Judy Conway, and I purchased the RE/MAX All Points Realty franchise. In 2007, RE/MAX International awarded us out of 5100 offices Brokerage of the Year for North America. An achievement we are very proud of.


We recently sold our brokerage in Canada I am working at RE/MAX Colonial Pacific serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley areas. Plus, I am pleased to say that I also, enjoy working at RE/MAX Marina, Puerto Vallarta from October to May each year as I love where I live in Mexico and wish to share my experiences here with you. It truly is "Paradise" Let me show you!!


My clients and Realtors describe me as a very energetic, empathetic, dedicated and knowledgeable Realtor providing a level of service which exceeds expectation. It is this level of service which contributes to my continued success and constantly expanding list of satisfied buyers and sellers.


Allow my dedication to excellence in service contribute positively to your experience in selling or buying real estate in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Selling or buying real estate can and should be a pleasant experience. This is what we wish to achieve at our brokerage located in the main Marina in Puerto Vallarta. Great agents caring for our customers whether local or from Canada or the United States. Spanish and English speaking service is provided. You are important to us. Let us make it a great experience for you!!


I am backed up by a great team at RE/MAX and belong to one of the finest referral networks in the world. RE/MAX agents currently number over 95,000 worldwide, in 92 countries, covering 5 continents, and 6000 offices. Whether you require professional assistance locally, nationally or internationally we will be pleased to assist you with your real estate needs.  We provide a 24 hour toll free service so that clients and referral Realtors can easily contact us any time of day. Send me an e-mail and I will respond quickly and efficiently. That is what we do here and do it well.!!    

Ken Hallenbeck - Sales Associate

Todd Bates, owner and Ken Hallenbeck, Real Estate agent, felt there was a need for quality real estate representation in the area in the Mantenchen Bay area. 

After spending many years with REMAX in Northern California, Ken Hallenbeck now lives full time in Playa los Cocos, located on Mantenchen Bay.

"Living here full time allows me to network with landowners on a daily basis to find out who is willing to sell their properties now and in the future."

Building his own home in the area has also given him a wealth of information on the different tradesman available in the area to help clients with resources.

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