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"In April 2015 while vacationing in Playa Del Carmen we reached out to Irene Soto to discuss the possibility of purchasing an investment property.  Irene was able to quickly discern what properties would match our needs and provided us with a property that matched those needs perfectly.

Upon returning to the USA we asked her to proceed on our behalf in the purchase of the property.  This was a very challenging purchase as there were four countries involved.  My husband and I are Canadians living in the USA.  The sellers were a couple living in Spain.  There were significant challenges required on the part of Irene.  She had to provide us with not just the steps that were required but also work as a liaison between all parties involved due to the language barriers.  She always had to be cognizant that our money needed to be brought from Canada to the USA and then forwarded to Mexico and ultimately made available to transfer to Spain.  Multiple government agencies and banks were involved in this process which at times made it very daunting.  Irene was with us every step of the way and provided us with support and guidance throughout the purchase process.

Once the purchase of the condo was completed Irene continued to work on our behalf and reached out to a highly regarded Property Manager on our behalf.  We are very impressed with this Property Manager and have contracted her to manage the condo for us.  This would not have been possible without Irene’s diligence, perseverance and willingness to expand the role of realtor to help us become the very proud owners of an investment property in Playacar that we plan on not just renting out but also using as a family for many years to come.

We cannot express how much we appreciated her competence, professionalism and dedication to us that resulted in this very positive experience of purchasing a condo in Playa Del Carmen.    We would highly recommend her to other potential buyers from outside of Mexico as her attention to detail made this very complicated transaction a reality."

Cynthia & Mark Lecours

"Gerardo, you and BuyPlaya are the best!  Thank you for your dedication and hard work on making our families dream to become  a reality!  I can't say that this international home buying experience wasn't painful or complicated, but I know that it is worth it.  We are looking forward to a much simpler lifestyle and awesome opportunities for our son in Playa.

We couldn't have done it without your expertise help and knowledge!

The best part of this experience is meeting and making new friends and the BuyPlaya family is our friend.  

Again, thank you!"



"We are extremely pleased with the service we received from Rob and his company BuyPlaya. He was very patient and courteous as well as knowledgeable in the area of Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya. We will highly recommend him as an agent and plan to return as his client to further our investments in this beautiful area of Mexico."

Tina Marie and Javier
Florida, US

"To help anyone, who is planning on buying a holiday home in Playa del Carmen, I feel obligated to write about our great experience working with Rob Kinnon. Besides the usual professionalism expected from a realtor, Rob carried my husband and me through EVERY detail and concern, including explaining the buying process and finding an excellent English speaking lawyer.

While we went back to our busy lives in Canada, Rob continued to work on our behalf, to ensure the renovations we had required of the developer and the additional renovations we had requested of Rob and his building contractor, were completed to our highest expectations of fit and finish. It is INVALUABLE for a couple as demanding as my husband and I, to be able to trust and rely on another perfectionist. That's Rob!
We heard about all the headaches associated with buying a home in Mexico, renovating that home and having to trust someone, when back home, miles away from your holiday home. Well, did we luck out, having Rob on our team!!! We could not have won the championship without him!!!!

So, hats off to you Champ Rob, you 100% deserve and have my husband and my gratitude forever!!!!"  


Barbara B.
Ontario Canada

"My wife and I first started communication with Gerardo a little over 3 1/2 years ago. We had been visiting the Riviera Maya for several years and we decided that we wanted to purchase a vacation home. We were still early in our research and knowledge of what we really were looking for and could afford, yet Gerardo answered all of our questions and gave us valuable information to help refine our focus. He also asked very pertinent questions, which forced us to evaluate our goals and intents in making such an important decision.

Eventually, after almost 2 years of research, we defined our desires, goals and budget that worked for our current and future position. And then... we found our property! Everything went easier than we expected in our purchase and all of our questions were answered immediately and eloquently. We have actually now purchased 2 properties in Tulum with Gerardo and I couldn't recommend him any more highly. What's more, is that through the 3 1/2 years of contact, Gerardo became our first friend in Mexico and we consider him family."

Kim & Brian Spangler

"My wife and I have known and worked with Irene Soto since 2007.

Irene is wonderful to work with. She is professional and attentive to her clients needs whether they are looking for investment property or property to live in.

Irene has helped us and other friends to buy several properties in the Riviera Maya. We’ve found her to be a great communicator. She returned calls promptly and worked hard to answer our questions. She understands and has a strong working knowledge of the real estate market in Playa del Carmen and many parts of the Riviera Maya. Irene is also a very energetic, hard working and creative marketer.

We have no reservations about highly recommending Irene to help anyone with their real estate investments." 


Gordon Crooks & Elizabeth Harriman-Crooks
Calgary, Canada.

"We have had the great pleasure in availing us of the services of BuyPlaya.

We first browsed their web-site looking for Tulum properties, and then entered a request through their contact page. As soon as we had listed our requirements, we received a phone call from a very friendly and informed sales executive, namely Irene Soto.

She gave us a thorough introduction to the whole process of buying a Mexican property, the costs, the legal considerations, the risks and of course the positive sides of acquiring a property. Irene came up with several very relevant projects, and gave us perfect advice on how to proceed.

We decided to travel to Tulum/Playa to get a hands-on experience, and we ended up spending two whole days being guided by Irene. As well as being shown several good projects, we got first-hand info on all items related to buying a property, asking all possible questions we could think of, and getting perfect answers.

We have now ended up buying a condo in Tulum, as well as a condo for use as a rental unit in Playa del Carmen.

Being situated in Norway, we have been dependent on assistance all the way, communicating the pros and cons of the local real estate market and handling all practicalities including price and contract negotiations with the sellers. Being an intermediary between us and the sellers, Irene has involved herself in a way that has made us feel certain we have made the right choices, and we have felt secure about the whole buying process.

Irene has a personal involvement with her clients, and follows up also after the sale has gone through. She builds trust and confidence, displays wide knowledge of the local real estate market and has a wide contact network.

She will definitely be in charge when we look for our next property!"

Turid and Karl Riise