About Us


Playa del Carmen Real EstateOwner/Broker Rob Kinnon - I arm a resident of Playa del Carmen, Mexico and have been involved with Playa Del Carmen real estate for 15 years as a developer and as an investor. I founded BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors in 2007 to fill a need for efficient, trustworthy and professional real estate representation on the Riviera Maya. I am living here, raising children, and investing in the fastest growing Latin American real estate market in the world!

I will use my contacts in the region and market knowledge to find you the property that best meets your needs. Whether you are looking for the perfect retirement home, a family vacation retreat or an income producing Real Estate investment opportunity, trust BuyPlaya to help you find that one special property that exceeds all your expectations. The property listings feature a wide array of property for sale in Riviera Maya, the Riviera Maya and Cancun. Find current listings for homes for sale, condos for sale, luxury villas, beachfront lots, hotels for sale and more. Browse through the listings directory or use a customized Property Search to receive up to the minute market notifications whenever a new listing is posted and find the property that fulfills all your desires.

BuyPlaya is uniquely qualified to assist you in your search for the property that best fits your needs and guide you through the process from Buyer to Property Owner. Why? Because I have done it! Let me put my experience to work for you. What kind of service can you expect from an Exclusive Buyer Broker? For a detailed description of our services, please refer to our For Buyers page.




Mike Shopmeyer Playa del Carmen real estate agentMike Shopmeyer -   My wife, Princesa and I are from Oregon and we began vacationing in Mexico in the mid 1990's.  Each time we came on vacation, we stayed longer than the last, until we found ourselves staying for months rather than weeks.  During yet another long vacation here in 2002, we thought of returning to Oregon, selling our home and small business and coming to Playa for a full year's vacation in order to get Playa out of our system once and for all.  That thought became a reality in 2003 and incredibly, but quite explainably, we have called it our fulltime home ever since.

I began selling real estate here in late 2003 and spent eight very successful and rewarding years with Coldwell Banker before being invited to join the BuyPlaya group as an agent.  I feel very privileged to have joined such a professional company and dedicated group of fellow associates most of whom I have known since my early days in Playa. I feel very confident when I say that our team will make your entire real estate transaction as pleasant and productive as possible before, during and after the sale.

I am available at any time by email, by phone, or best of all, in person, when you are here in Playa. I hope to hear from you and meet you soon in this very special place.


Carlos Martinez Riviera Maya Real Estate AgentCarlos Martínez, is originally from the city of Leon, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade from the University of La Salle.

His career path has taken him through various national and international companies. Some of his career highlights include several top-level positions in Mexico’s automotive industry and commercial advisory positions for several companies in Leon’s world-famous leather footwear manufacturing industry.

Carlos relocated to Playa del Carmen eight years ago where he has pursued a successful career in Playa del Carmen real estate sales, first as a real estate agent and later as a sales manager. As the sales manager for two of the Riviera Maya’s most reputable and prolific real estate developers, he has through diligence and perseverance, successfully sold-out several luxury condominium developments in this very competitive and challenging market.

With his great sense of responsibility and passion for real estate sales, Carlos Martínez, is devoted to integrating discretion and kindness to the dedicated service he promises to each customer, while adeptly handling real estate transactions from start to finish. His goal is to exceed the expectations of customers, investors, and families who have come to live, enjoy and do business in the Riviera Maya.


Marieke Brown - Akumal real estate agentMarieke Brown - Originally from the bonnie shores of Scotland, I came to the Riviera Maya in 2005 for scuba diving, and to explore the underwater cave systems. The plan was to stay here for a couple of months, to enjoy the area, and to explore some of the most incredible cave systems in the world.  I fell in love with the Riviera Maya and the people, and made my permanent home in the village of Akumal, where I live with my husband and our young kids. The quality of life that we have here is extremely high, and I feel blessed every day to be able to raise my children in such a beautiful and multicultural place.

I have been working in property rentals and now real estate for the last 8 years, and have an in-depth knowledge of the local area, and also the ins and outs of being an expat living in Mexico, and owning property here. I am delighted to be part of the highly experienced BuyPlaya team.  Every member of this company is a joy to work with, and make the process of owning your own piece of paradise easy, safe, and hassle free.


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Sarah Fouts – I am originally from Arizona, but I have been living in Mexico for over 25 years. I grew up in Sonora, moved to Guadalajara and now I call the Mayan Riviera home. I know first hand what its like to permanently relocate to Mexico and grow up as an American, adopting the Mexican lifestyle and its traditions.

I hold a Bachelors degree in Interior Design and Landscaping. I am also licensed to sell Real Estate for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Being a true people person, the Real Estate industry came naturally to me as I truly enjoy helping people make their Mayan Riviera dreams come true while always looking out for my clients’ best interest.

In my down time, I enjoy completing DIY projects in my recently purchased home, discovering different beaches in the area, or simply relaxing in my palapa with my rescue dogs.

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