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How to choose a real estate agency in Merida?

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July 28, 2020

Buying a property has more benefits than you can imagine, and even more if you are in a city like Merida, Yucatan.

Before investing in real estate, there are several things to consider, and the most important is choosing the real estate company that will help you get the most out of your investment.

Whether you want your property to move in immediately, to diversify your investments, as a vacation home, as your first home or you are planning your retirement; the main objective is to secure your future.

Here is all you need to know to choose a real estate agency in Merida, so that you can make your next successful investment.

What is a Real Estate company?

As the name implies, real estate agencies are all those companies that are dedicated to the sale, purchase and property management.

Real estate is the physical asset that cannot be moved, that is tied in some way or another to the land.

Aerial view of houses.
This category includes houses, condos, apartments, residential lots, investment land, offices, warehouses, factories, plots, premises, farms, buildings of various types, etc.

However, real estate companies are not only dedicated to buying and selling real estate: some also develop their own projects from scratch, just like Anah.

Good real estate companies do not only sell you a house, but they guide you through the whole process, to advise you with the procedures and solve your doubts.

The main benefits of buying a property through a real estate company are the following:

  • Saving time: From finding the perfect property, the necessary procedures, the financing, etc.
  • Advice: In case you are still not sure what type of house or apartment suits you best.
  • Formality: The process with the company will be serious, formal and legal.
  • Experience: The companies with the most experience in the market offer you the properties with the highest capital gain.

Tips for choosing a real estate agency in Merida

It is clear that you need help when you want to buy a property, and this process can be slower or more efficient depending on the estate agent.

However, with so many options, it is not always easy to find the one that best suits your needs.

These are the things you should consider before making a deal with a real estate agency in Merida.

1. Find an experienced real estate agency

Always look for the company with the most experience. Their years in the market will give you some assurance that their work will be of quality.

When it comes to real estate this must be taken into account from two points of view:

An agency with 15 years in the market will know beforehand which are the procedures that have to be done, how long each one takes, will recognize which houses are the most valuable, which have more potential, etc.

In the case of agencies that develop their own projects this point takes even more importance, since the constructions will be of higher quality because their processes are already specialized.

The experience in construction in the city is important since the conditions are different in each Mexican state.

Person showing architectural plans on a laptop.
Things like the type of land, climate, humidity, temperature, flora, fauna, among many other things, must be considered.

For example, houses in Merida should be able to withstand the high temperatures in summer and avoid the humidity of the rainy season.

A real estate agency that knows the city and the area well will be able to offer you a house that won't need unexpected repairs.

2. Check the reputation of the company or agency

Customers will always be satisfied with companies that deliver quality products and services.

It is not the same to buy a small product that can be replaced without problem, as to buy a property that requires more investment and maintenance.

That is why it is better to choose a real estate company with a positive reputation among its clients.

An effective way to find out about a real estate agency's reputation is to ask your family and friends, so that they can tell you about their experiences when buying a house, to give you an idea of how they work and what the best options are.

You can also research on the Internet - from reliable sources - which are the best known real estate agencies in the area, the opinions of customers, how fast the process went and what were the benefits of investing with them.

It is also a good idea to visit each real estate agency's website to see their developments, their designs, amenities, services, and location of the development.

And finally, visit the agency's offices to help you choose the property that best suits your needs.

3. Choose a real estate company that builds projects

As we mentioned before, there are many real estate agencies that specialize in buying and selling houses.

However, those that develop real estate projects from scratch have the great advantage of having total control of the construction.

Thanks to this, companies can decide every detail of the property, its location, size, materials, design, style, amenities, services, and even recreational spaces.

On the other hand, an agency that does not develop serves as an intermediary between individuals, and they do not always have houses available for sale.

Another advantage of real estate agencies that develop real estate projects is that they allow you to buy pre-sale properties. As a result, you get a house or apartment at a great price. Over time, your property will increase in value as the area where it is located increases in value.

Banner of real estate developments in Merida.

4. Search for real estate developments in the north of Merida

Expert investors know very well that the location of a property is the most important thing. Two similar houses can have different values according to the area where they are located.

It is not the same if your house is many miles away from the main shops and services, as if it were only 5 minutes away from everything.

So, what is the best area to live in Merida?

The best area to live in Merida is the north of the city, because there you can find the best shopping malls, hospitals, schools, supermarkets and other essential services.

Also, the north of Merida is very close to Progreso, a municipality with some of the best beaches in the Yucatan.

5. Choose the right amenities

This is more important than you think, because you will be the one living in the house and enjoying its benefits. Even if you want to rent the property, the more amenities it has, the greater the profit.

Here are some of the popular amenities:

  • Yard or garden: An area where you can relax while breathing in the fresh city air.
  • Terrace: A small space where you can organize barbecues for your family, friends and co-workers.
  • 24-hour security: More than an amenity, it's a necessity.
  • Sports fields: Soccer, basketball, paddle court and other sports fields, so you can have fun in your free time.
  • Gym: A must for all those who work out but do not want to leave their home.
  • Pool: Perfect for summer days and for parties.
  • Events room: Where you can organize small parties, meetings, birthdays, etc.
  • Recreational areas: Areas with children's games, places to sit or walk with your pets.
Steakhouse in Kinish.
The residential areas and some condos have exclusive amenities that will allow you to enjoy your life to the fullest.

If you want to invest in another type of property -like an office- you have to take into account things like spaces, cafeteria areas, bathrooms, stationery, etc.

Regardless of the type of property you are looking for, comfort should be one of the priorities.

Why invest in Merida?

Now that you know the things you should consider choosing a real estate agency, you will surely be asked why you should invest in Merida and not in another city.

Merida is a special city for a number of reasons, and in fact it is considered one of the safest cities in Mexico, and has also become a tourist destination par excellence.

Its peaceful atmosphere, safety, culture, history, gastronomy and entertainment sources will allow you to experience new things.

Thanks to Merida's economic growth, capital gains have increased, which has led to increased property values. This is an opportunity to buy a pre-sale residential lot: you can get a lot at a great price and its value will increase over time.

Another investment strategy is to acquire a property and rent it out to obtain an income in the short term, ensuring your money and your future.

Investing in real estate is always a good idea, as it is one of the most secure investments you can make in your life.

It is not the same to invest in the stock market with the concern that your shares will be affected by the crisis, to invest in a property that you know will maintain its value at all times.

The home of your dreams is within your reach

With the help of a professional real estate agent, not only will it be easier to find your dream home, but you will get the maximum possible benefits.

Now that you know everything you need to consider when choosing a Merida real estate agent, the important thing is to feel satisfied with your property.

If you want to continue learning about real estate investment, we suggest you read our article on everything you need to know before building a house. You will learn the benefits of buying a residential lot to build your dream home from scratch.

And if you want to learn more about our real estate developments in Merida, we invite you to see Kinish Residencial, a real estate development with all the amenities and comfort in the best area in Merida.

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