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 now former wife on a trip to Puerto Vallarta and decided that would be his new home in Paradise.

Both Todd’s mother and ex-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”.

A continuación español.

Todd Bates nació y se crió en Toronto, Ontario, Canadá y procedió a entrar en la universidad en Hamilton, Ontario, de la Universidad McMaster y después de terminar su licenciatura, fue a la Universidad de Queen en Kingston, Ontario, para una segunda licenciatura.

Pero él estaba buscando algo más en su vida y viajó a Whistler, Columbia Británica para visitar a amigos de sus días en la universidad y decidió seguir una vida allí. Después de poseer y operar sus negocios exitosos 2 en Whistler durante 12 años, conoció a su ex-esposa en un viaje a Puerto Vallarta y decidió que sería su nuevo hogar en el paraíso.

Tanto la madre de Todd y la ex-madre-en-ley tienen propiedades en Puerto Vallarta, así que entiende las necesidades y expectativas del comprador extranjero, así como un comprador mexicano. Al crecer en torno a las propiedades inmobiliarias en Toronto, como la madre y el hermano de Todd dirigió una compañía de bienes raíces muy exitoso en Toronto, que entiende plenamente el trabajo que se necesita para tener éxito.

“Vivir aquí a tiempo completo ha sido un reto increíble y la oportunidad y estoy muy afortunado de poder vivir donde las personas sólo piensan en las vacaciones", Todd ha dicho.

Se continúa actualizando sus conocimientos de bienes raíces a través de la formación continua en el negocio de múltiples facetas que la compra y venta de bienes raíces en Puerto Vallarta para asegurar que sus clientes reciban la representación más profesional posible.

Él vive bajo el lema de "Trata a esta persona como lo haría con su madre y siempre esperan más de ti”.

 

Contact Todd: 322-221-0111(Office) | 888-796-6606(Toll-Free) | 322-135-0717(Cell) or by Email



Grace Ramirez - Sales Associate


 

 

 

 

 

Grace Ramirez was born and raised in Key Biscayne, Florida, six minutes from Miami. She arrived in Mexico in 1991 with her international corporate success,  multi-lingual skills and the dream of forming her family.

After all her years in Vallarta, since 1995, and having worked the real estate market she is able to offer her clients an in-depth knowledge of the area relative to their needs and dreams. She joined the RE/MAX team with an intensity of energy and enthusiasm that is contagious. Her determination assures that she will attend to all of her client’s requirements in their search for the perfect home and their complete satisfaction.

Driven by success and a committed passion for her family, she has raised her daughter (and puppies) in what she considers paradise. She even sold her brother on moving and starting his family here as well.

As an avid golfer she has achieved a single digit handicap status in golf and looks forward every year to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Golf Tournament. She avidly participates in all Golf Fore Life events. She has been inspired by all the natural beauty that surrounds us and expresses herself through her photography. Her charismatic personality, her passion for life and all the people that surround her are the secret to her success in real estate and life.

A continuación español.

Grace Ramírez nació y creció en Key Biscayne, Florida, a seis minutos de Miami. Llegó a México en 1991 con su éxito corporativo internacional, habilidades multilingües y el sueño de formar su familia.

Después de todos sus años en Vallarta, desde 1995, y habiendo trabajado en el mercado inmobiliario, es capaz de ofrecer a sus clientes un profundo conocimiento del área en relación a sus necesidades y sueños. Se unió al equipo RE / MAX con una intensidad de energía y entusiasmo que es contagiosa. Su determinación asegura que ella atenderá a todos los requisitos de su cliente en su búsqueda de la casa perfecta y su completa satisfacción.

Impulsada por el éxito y una pasión comprometida por su familia, ha criado a su hija (y cachorros) en lo que considera el paraíso. Incluso vendió a su hermano en mudarse y comenzar su familia aquí también.

Como golfista ávido, ha logrado un estatus de handicap de un solo dígito en el golf y espera cada año al Torneo de Golf de la Fundación Make-A-Wish. Ella avidly participa en todos los eventos de Golf Fore Life. Ella se ha inspirado en toda la belleza natural que nos rodea y se expresa a través de su fotografía. Su personalidad carismática, su pasión por la vida y todas las personas que la rodean son el secreto de su éxito en el sector inmobiliario y la vida.

 

Contact Grace: 322-221-0111 (Office) | 322-294-1816 (Cell) or by email grace@remaxinpv.com 


Monica Garcia - Sales and Rental Associate


Monica was born in Mexico City and has lived in Puerto Vallarta for 14 years. Since childhood Monica has always been very creative. Even today crafts and decor are her passion. She also loves to dance and go to the cinema. 

 

Monica is an animal lover, especially cats. Christmas is her favorite time of year. 

 

“Lucky and blessed,” is how Monica feels about her family. Monica's mother is her best friend and she knows that she can count on her dad for anything. Monica has a loving husband of 28 years and two children; a handsome young man of 26 years and a beautiful young lady of 22 years.  Monica’s soul is her family and friends, they are the reason and engine that drive her everyday.

 

With the passage of the years, but especially this last year, I have learned that I must live my life as if it were the last day, and try to enjoy everything around me, to express my love for the people that I love and give thanks for all the good blessings that come into my life everyday because of all; I've learned something.

 

A continuación español.

 

Mónica nació en la Ciudad de México y ha vivido en Puerto Vallarta por 14 años. Desde la infancia, Mónica siempre ha sido muy creativa. Incluso hoy en día la artesanía y la decoración son su pasión. A ella también le encanta bailar e ir al cine.

 

Mónica es una amante de los animales, especialmente los gatos. Navidad es su época favorita del año.

 

"Afortunada y bendecida", es como se siente Mónica acerca de su familia. La madre de Mónica es su mejor amiga y sabe que puede contar con su padre para cualquier cosa. Mónica tiene un marido amoroso con quien lleva 28 años de casada y dos hijos; Un apuesto joven de 26 años y una bella joven de 22 años. El alma de Monica es su familia y sus amigos, ellos son la razón y el motor que la impulsan todos los días.

 

Con el paso de los años, pero especialmente este último año, he aprendido que debo vivir mi vida como si fuera el último día, y tratar de disfrutar todo lo que me rodea, de expresar mi amor por las personas que amo y dar gracias por todas las buenas bendiciones que vienen a mi vida todos los días a causa de todo; He aprendido algo.

 

Contact Monica: 322-221-0111(Office) | 322-101-0622(Cell) or by Email



Dana L. Scapa - Estate Agent / A.M.P.I. Member


Dana is a Los Angeles native who started her real estate career in the San Fernando Valley. After a vacation in Puerto Vallarta to visit her parents, she fell in love with the town and decided to make Puerto Vallarta her home. 

With an M.B.A. in Nonprofit Management, Dana was a professional fundraiser until she refocused her career into the real estate world. In both areas, it is of the upmost importance to conduct her self in a gracious, professional, and ethical manner in which Dana does in all of her business dealings. 

As an AMPI Realtor, Dana is a dedicated agent who is fully committed to her clients’ best interests. Whether representing a buyer or a seller, Dana has the energy, knowledge and enthusiasm to take them through the listing or purchase process right to the closing table making the experience easy and rewarding. 

Dana has three adult children who all live in the Los Angeles area. She is tri-lingual, speaking English, Spanish and Hebrew. Dana also devotes her time and talent to worthy charitable efforts here in the bay, such as, Corazon De Niña’s, Pacitos de Luz, Becas Vallarta, Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Puerto Vallarta Navy League among others.

 

A continuación español.

 

Dana es una nativa de Los Ángeles que comenzó su carrera de bienes raíces en el Valle de San Fernando. Después de unas vacaciones en Puerto Vallarta para visitar a sus padres, se enamoró de la ciudad y decidió hacer de Puerto Vallarta su hogar.

Con un M.B.A. en la gestión sin fines de lucro, Dana fue un recaudador de fondos profesional hasta que reorientó su carrera en el mundo de bienes raíces. En ambas áreas, es de suma importancia realizar su auto de una manera graciosa, profesional y ética en la que Dana lo hace en todos sus negocios.

Como agente de bienes raíces de AMPI, Dana es un agente dedicado que está totalmente comprometido con los intereses de sus clientes. Ya sea que represente a un comprador o un vendedor, Dana tiene la energía, el conocimiento y el entusiasmo para llevarlos a través de la lista o proceso de compra derecho a la tabla de cierre haciendo la experiencia fácil y gratificante.

Dana tiene tres hijos adultos que viven en el área de Los Ángeles. Ella es trilingüe, hablando inglés, español y hebreo. Dana también dedica su tiempo y talento a dignos esfuerzos benéficos aquí en la bahía, como Corazon De Niña, Pacitos de Luz, Becas Vallarta, Jardines Botánicos de Vallarta y la Liga Naval de Puerto Vallarta, entre otros.

 

Contact Dana: 322-221-0111(Office) | 888-796-6606(Toll-Free) | 322-147-3459(Cell) or dana@remaxinpv.com

 

Martha Lievano - Our Office Manager


Martha is originally from Mexico City, with strong roots and love for family, culture and Mexican tradition. Family and friends are a very important part of her life and in her free time she enjoy reading, dancing salsa and traveling.

 

In the first working years in Mexico City she worked for 8 years in the Banking area of administration and customer service.

 

And later, for family reasons and in search of a better life, she traveled to the United States and settled on the island of Kodiak, in the state of Alaska, where she became familiar with the American language and culture.

 

After 6 years in the United States, she returned to Mexico and since then she has lived in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, where she has worked in different areas of Tourism Services, focusing on customer service, lodging, administration, rent and sale of properties.

 

She is particularly passionate about Real Estate and currently has the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience in REMAX Site Marina, supporting domestic and foreign clients in the purchase, sale and care of their investment.

 

A continuación español.

 

Martha es originaria de la Ciudad de México,  con fuertes raíces y amor por la familia, la cultura y la tradición mexicana.  Familia y amigos son una parte muy importante en su vida y en su tiempo libre le gusta leer,  bailar salsa y viajar.

 

En sus inicios laborales en la Ciudad de México se desempeñó por 8 años en el área Bancaria de administración y atención a clientes.

 

Y tiempo después por motivos familiares y en busca de una vida mejor, viajó a los Estados Unidos y radicó en la Isla de Kodiak, en el estado de Alaska, donde se familiarizó con el idioma y la cultura americana.

 

Después de 6 años en los Estados Unidos, regresó  a México y desde entonces ha vivido en el hermoso Puerto Vallarta, donde se ha desempeñado en las diferentes áreas de Servicios Turísticos, enfocándose en la atención a clientes de hospedaje, administración, renta y venta de propiedades.

 

En especial le apasiona el área de Bienes Raíces y actualmente tiene la oportunidad de compartir sus conocimientos y experiencia en REMAX Site Marina,  apoyando a los clientes nacionales y extranjeros en la compra, venta y cuidado de su inversión. 

 

 

Contact Martha: 322-221-0111(Office) |888-796-6606(Toll-Free) or Email martha@remaxinpv.com


Teresa Zuniga - Sales Associate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa “Tere" is a pata salada, born right here in Puerto Vallarta. She takes pride in her Puerto Vallarta City, and enjoys seeing people living very happily here in her peaceful, sunny and friendly town. 

 

"Family is #1", says Tere. Family time together may be spent cooking, reading, going to the movies or walking around the bay with her husband of 18 years and with their twin teenagers.

 

For 20 years, Tere was a teacher of secondary education. Never did she think of teaching as a job but more as an opportunity to help and guide teenagers to making good decisions and becoming responsible citizens of their community. Tere continues to receive great satisfaction when she runs into former students who have made it into a professional field, fulfilling their dreams.

 

For the past several years Tere has been focused on business administration and real estate sales. Tere is a people-person and  her super positive personality and attitude is contagious to everyone she meets. She loves the personal interaction with people, hearing their stories, thoughts and learning about their cultural differences.

 

Tere loves being a real estate agent because every day there is something new, new homes to see and new people to meet.

 

A continuación en español.

 

Teresa "Tere" es una pata salada, nacida aquí en Puerto Vallarta. Ella se enorgullece de su ciudad de Puerto Vallarta, y disfruta ver a las personas que viven muy felices aquí en su tranquila, soleada y amigable ciudad.

 

"La familia es # 1", dice Tere. El tiempo que pasan juntos en familia se lo puede pasar cocinando, leyendo, yendo al cine o caminando por la bahía con su esposo y con sus hijos gemelos.

 

Durante 20 años, Tere fue profesora de educación secundaria. Nunca pensó en la enseñanza como un trabajo, sino más bien como una oportunidad para ayudar y guiar a los adolescentes a tomar buenas decisiones y convertirse en ciudadanos responsables de su comunidad. Tere continúa recibiendo una gran satisfacción cuando se encuentra con antiguos alumnos que han logrado ingresar en un campo profesional, cumpliendo sus sueños.

 

Durante los últimos años, Tere se ha centrado en administración de empresas y ventas de bienes raíces. Tere es una persona muy sociable y su personalidad y actitud súper positiva es contagiosa para todos los que la conocen. Le encanta la interacción personal con las personas, escuchar sus historias, pensamientos y aprender sobre sus diferencias culturales.

 

A Tere le encanta ser un agente de bienes raíces porque cada día hay algo nuevo, nuevas casas que ver y nuevas personas que conocer.

 

Contact Tere: 322-221-0111(Office) | 322-135-8251(Cell) or by email at tere@remaxinpv.com



Michelle Chwialkowski - Sales Associate


Michelle was born on Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha Nebraska, home of the U.S. Strategic Air Command. She lived as a military brat moving often, until her parents divorced. At which time she returned to Omaha where most of her Mother´s very large, close net Irish/American family still lives. At the age of 14, she moved to her Stepfather’s small hometown in northwestern Minnesota, just 50 miles from the Manitoba Canada and 30 miles from the North Dakota boarders. This move could only be described as extreme culture shock! However, Michelle firmly believes that things happen for a reason.  In this small town, Michelle met not only her dearest and closest friend, but also her true love, real estate enthusiast Randy.  So began her exposure to the Real Estate Industry.

Since their marriage, the couple have bought and sold 15 properties. Two properties they purchased and continue to own, are the ones that ultimately lead them to move to Puerto Vallarta.  In 1994, Michelle, Randy and their 3 sons vacationed in Puerto Vallarta. Everyone fell in love with the wonderful Mexican culture, people and especially this charming city. The family returned every year thereafter.  In 1999, while staying at their favorite resort; Valas Vallarta in the Marina, they noticed a large oceanfront construction project. The remainder of the vacation was spent with a calculator trying to figure out how to buy a full-time ownership condominium in Mexico.  With great pleasure; in May of 2001, they took delivery of a 1 bedroom condo at Bay View Grand. Two years later they purchased their 2nd Bay View Grand condo. Today she serves as a member of the BVG Residence Council. She volunteered for a nearly yearlong project, as a member of the BVG By-Law Review Committee. Working on that committee gave her extensive exposure to Jalisco Condominium Civil Code.

Michelle’s diverse professional background starting as a Neurotrauma Critical Care Registered Nurse, then Insurance Nurse Case Manager, Regional Marketing Manager for a large national brain injury rehabilitation company, Account Director for a pharmaceutical management company and eventually Corporate Risk Manager for a US Fortune 100 company, has given her great exposure and experience. While holding these positions, with the assistance of her mother, she managed the couple’s numerous rental properties, including her 2 condos in Puerto Vallarta. She also held an executive position in her husband’s construction related corporation.

In 2015, Michelle had a life changing accident, which put her in an ICU Burn Unit for more than a month. That was the only year since 1994, Michelle was unable to come to Puerto Vallarta.  In the fall of 2016, after a series of losses including the death of her mother, Michelle returned to Puerto Vallarta with the idea of getting her condos ready for “the season”.  The day after arriving she found out that Randy’s sister was going into hospice. It was at that time the couple decided that life was short, and extended the planned 4 week trip to 7 months. Upon returning to Minnesota, they listed their home (with REMAX), sold their boat and moved full time to Puerto Vallarta. She does not miss family, as her 3 adult sons, their wives and especially her four adorable grandchildren enjoy visiting “Ama & Bumpa” as well as Dewey the English bulldog in beautiful Marina Vallarta!

When not working, Michelle loves reading, cooking, spending time with her husband, friends and her “baby” Dewey the Bulldog.  She has always enjoyed looking at properties new and old. While she does not miss Minnesota winters, she does miss the many open houses, and the Minnesota Spring and Fall Parade of Homes. As a true type-A personality and burn survivor, Michelle has a passion for life and desires to continually grow and learn.  She is very excited to help others discover the extreme pleasure of owning a piece of paradise that is Puerto Vallarta.  Or to simply help visitors find just the right rental property. 

 

Contact Michelle: 322-221-0111 (Office) | 322-888-9394 (Cell) US 612-363-0678 or by email michelle@remaxinpv.com


Melina Uribe - Sales Associate


 

I was born in Veracruz, México. I grew up traveling around the República Mexicana due my dad´s job. Once I get my degree from university, I took a leap of faith and moved to Puerto Vallarta to experience my first job and put on practice a second language.

I discovered how fascinating is helping and working with people to solve their situations when they come to live to a different country on a new neighborhood. My main priority is ensuring my clients feel México as their home and receive effective communication at the moment of each transaction. I am always willing to explain how the process of selling and buying a home in México works.

I believe in continuing education and I am always looking for training. It helps me to be a better agent for you.

 

A continuación español.

                                                                                                                                                      

Nací en Veracruz, México. Crecí viajando por la República Mexicana debido al trabajo de mi papá. Una vez que obtuve mi título de la universidad, di un salto de fe y me mudé a Puerto Vallarta para experimentar mi primer trabajo y poner en práctica un segundo idioma.

Descubrí lo fascinante que es ayudar y trabajar con las personas para resolver sus situaciones cuando llegan a vivir a un país diferente en un nuevo vecindario. Mi principal prioridad es asegurar que mis clientes sientan México como su hogar y reciban comunicaciones efectivas en el momento de cada transacción. . Siempre estoy dispuesto a explicar cómo funciona el proceso de vender y comprar una casa en México.

Creo en la educación continua y siempre estoy buscando capacitación, esto me ayuda a ser un mejor agente para ti.

 

Contact Melina: 322-221-0111 (Office) | 322-156-3737 (Cell) or by email melina@remaxinpv.com


Maru Casas - Sales Associate


Born and raised in México City Maru Casas brings integrity, professionalism, and a personable nature to RE/MAX SITES MARINA. 

With a genuine passion for Puerto Vallarta and a dedication to her clients’ success, Maru guides people through every step of the buying and selling process, taking a patient and enthusiastic approach to every transaction. For Maru, there’s nothing more gratifying than helping her clients find their dream homes and move on to an exciting new phase in their lives.

Bilingual and bicultural, Maru leverages her regional expertise and business savvy to serve local and international clients. 

An aspiring home chef, when Maru’s not working on behalf of her clients, you can find her cooking for friends and family and exploring famous kitchens around the world.

 

A continuación en español.

 

Nacida y criada en la Ciudad de México Maru Casas trae integridad, profesionalismo, y amabilidad a RE/MAX SITES MARINA.

Con una genuina pasión por Puerto Vallarta, y una dedicación sin precedentes hacia el éxito de sus clientes, Maru guía a la gente a través de cada uno de los pasos necesarios para vender o comprar su propiedad, teniendo un acercamiento paciente y entusiasta en cada transacción. Para Maru, no hay nada más gratificante que ayudar a sus clientes a encontrar la casa de sus sueños y empezar así una nueva y emocionante etapa en sus vidas.

Bilingüe y bicultural, cuando Maru no está trabajando para sus clientes, puedes encontrarla cocinando para su familia y amigos, o explorando famosas cocinas alrededor del mundo.

 

Contact Maru: 322-221-0111(Office) |322-111 1882 (Cell) or Email: maru@remaxinpv.com


Gerard Allard - Sales Associate

Gerard Allard grew up on a farm in Western Canada where he learned the basic concepts of mechanics, construction and that a strong work ethic, trust and integrity are the key to any relationship. He brought these solid core characteristics to a twenty five year career as a police officer in Canada where he developed and refined observation skills and negotiating techniques that are needed for success in any career. 


In 2012 Gerard took these same characteristics and skills to his Real Estate career where he aggressively places his client’s needs ahead of all other considerations and has successfully negotiated numerous transactions. He has always believed that what you offer is more important than what you take.

With a strong knowledge of the Mexican market he can help you find your piece of heaven in our little paradise we call Puerto Vallarta and area. If you are thinking to purchasing or marketing your property please contact Gerard as he is ready to fight for you, protect your interest and give your 100% loyalty to your Real Estate needs.

Keep in mind that Gerard can assist individuals who need to communicate in their French language.

 

Contact Gerard: 322-221-0111(Office) | or Email: gerard@remaxinpv.com   cellular 322 149 2045