Deanna and Cheryl welcome you to Coastal Homes Riviera Maya. Our property specialties ensure the best service and experience for your purchase of property in the Riviera Maya.
Deanna first qualified as a real estate agent in Florida, USA in 1993, where she enjoyed helping others purchase their dream homes. After two years, the ocean beckoned once again and she sailed from Florida to Bermuda, across the North Atlantic and through the strait of Gibralter into the Mediterranean. They stayed for the summer entertaining and cooking for many guests, then sailed their way down to the Caribbean Islands. A few years after the twins were born they needed to settle down and found themselves sailing into Isla Mujeres, then to Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, where they decided to stay and move onto land.
Deanna bought a house and coupled with the experience of having worked in real estate before, she decided to open her own real estate company in order to help other foreigners from Europe, Canada and the USA wanting to buy and invest in the Riviera Maya. There are many elements needed for a smooth real estate transaction and Deanna is well versed in the process and fluent in Spanish and English, she is here to help you every step of the way.
She has made important contacts over the years and has access to exceptional legal advice with attorneys that have great referral records. Having helped many happy families find their tropical dream vacation or retirement home, she looks forward to helping you with every aspect of buying your home as she is experienced and professional and above all, she cares.
Cheryl has lived full time in Akumal, Mexico for 5 years, trading Colorado winters for the beautiful Caribbean beaches here. She is well-versed in pre-construction sales, after purchasing and finishing the first house in the Bahia Principe Residential Golf development. Her background in renovation, remodel and design are assets to property development and seeing the potential of an investment.
"I had traveled to the Pacific side of Mexico for many years on vacation, each time viewing and evaluating areas and properties. Once I saw Playa del Carmen and the beaches of the Riviera Maya, I knew I'd found the place I wanted to live." Her 3 grown children remember those family vacations each spring break. "My kids still speak "Club Med" in their stories of Mexico."
"One of the many things I love about this coastline is that each town from Cancun to Tulum has a distinct character and unique feel, and each offers different amenities and activities. The Riviera Maya has so much to discover and in 7 years I feel I've only scratched the surface of everything that's here. You'll learn about all the amazing places the locals frequent, away from the tourist spots."
What our clients are saying:
My husband and I had the opportunity with work Cheryl and Deanna two years ago when purchasing a property in Puerto Morelos Mexico. Purchasing property in a country you are not from can be somewhat daunting.
Cheryl was readily available, had a positive attitude and patience with each and every one of our questions and concerns. She made the time last minute to show us the condo we were interested in, so we could see it before our flight.
These ladies went above and beyond to help us through the step by step process of purchasing real estate in Mexico. Because we were so far away they were instrumental in making the paperwork process go smoothly and seamless.
Should we ever go back to the housing market we would not hesitate to contact these fine ladies again. We cannot say it enough, without the extreme professionalism and help of these two great ladies we would not have found and be living in the place of our dreams today.
Muchas Gracias Cheryl and Deanna
LIVING THE DREAM
Myron & Dawn, Canada
We cannot thank Cheryl enough for helping my wife and I find a slice of the magic in Tulum. We are loving our time that we get to spend in Aldea Zama. They could not have made the process of purchasing in Mexico simpler from beginning to end and continue to help if we need anything. Cheryl even helped us find beds for our condo. We all bounced on every one in the store to find our favorite. You are the best!
Andrew and Kim, Colorado
My husband and I just had the pleasure of purchasing a home in Playa del Carmen, MX and working with our agent, Deanna Strong!
We were so very fortunate to have found Deanna to represent us. She was a total delight to work with and a true professional! Deanna worked tirelessly over 9 months to help us locate our home.
She was always well organized and made our house hunting visits productive. She was always prepared and always went the extra mile to be sure that we saw everything within our "wish list". It was extremely helpful for us that she was able to communicate with Sellers and other agents by both English and Spanish. What most impressed us was that Deanna was so very honest, even when, perhaps it may not have been what we wanted to hear. Her high level of ethics are outstanding and I would highly recommend any Buyer or Seller to use Deanna to help them achieve their goal.
Simply said, Deanna exceeded our expectations!
Trish, VA, USA
"Our dream came true! Living 6 months in Mexico and 6 in Canada! Thanks to Deanna's perseverence and tennacity of not giving up on us and helping us find our holiday home! Combined with her skills of negotiating through the purchasing process everything went well"!
Martha and Chris Kingston, Vancouver, Canada.
Cheryl has proved to be thorough, trustworthy, and very knowledgeable about the Maya Riviera real estate market. She knew the right people to deal with and safeguarded our interests in our real estate purchases every step of the way. The closings went quickly and smoothly due to her excellent contacts and preparation.
What makes Cheryl so very special, however, is that she also always goes the extra mile.
She spent countless hours researching hectares of land for us. She meticulously cleaned to ready or new condo because it had not been done to her high standards. She and her colleague helped us open local bank accounts and shop for necessary items. Her attention to detail separates her from the others.
We have bought several properties over the years and never have we had such great service. We highly recommend her and know that you will come to appreciate her the way that we do.
Karen and Ward, US/Beijing
Buying real estate in Mexico is very different from buying in the US. Knowing this ahead of time will serve you well. Patience is the name of the game. Being represented by Cheryl, Deanna and Coastal Homes is a huge advantage. Cheryl has a thorough knowledge and extensive experience of the Riviera Maya region with strong connections in the business community. But you must be an active participant and take the time to do your due diligence. We recommend Coastal Homes without reservation.
Margaret and Tony, Florida
Purchasing property in a foreign country can certainly have some challenges as we've figured out! Unfortunately, it took working with an inexperienced sales person, missing out on 3 properties we were interested in and losing some substantial money, before we met Cheryl. Cheryl's experience, expertise and advice assisted us in not only finding our dream home in the Mayan Riviera, but she also achieved what so many real estate agents fail to do...managed the entire transaction from beginning to end, answering all our questions along the way hence providing us with a smooth process from the offer to move in day. I wish we met her first! For those thinking of investing in a piece of paradise, know it comes with some challenges, but those challenges are easily managed if you have Cheryl working for you. Thanks Cheryl, for all you did and continue to do....our dream of owning a Mayan casa was finally made possible thanks to you!
Tim & Heather, Canada
This is THE Real Estate Agent who you want to represent YOU! She did an outstanding job finding a great property for my wife and me and was tireless in her search. Her approach was very professional and with desire to find the proper fit for us. She went beyond the call for duty, not only in her research, but to make sure we were being represented in every detail on our home purchase.
Her valuable help was appreciated on things like coordinating our purchase of new window treatments fabrics to overseeing the installation, as we live in the USA. She was a great help in making sure we had Internet service, finding an administer to manage our property and to make sure everything was in order. She truly did an outstanding job for us. If you are looking for someone who is honest, hard working, dependable and very knowledgeable about the properties in and around Playa & the Riviera Maya, then you should definitely use Deanna.
Cheryl has done an outstanding job in helping myself and my son. She always has time for us, be it a phone call, an email or in person and has become a family friend. She assisted us in all aspects from choosing our property, creating a payment plan, and obtaining a Mexican lawyer. Never once were we pressured and we felt comfortable during the whole process. We look forward to continuing our friendship with Cheryl and also our venture into Tulum Mexico.(This is only a short summary of our satisfaction of our dealings with you. You have always gone over and above what we could ever have expected and sincerely appreciate all you have done for us.)
Linda and Scott, Canada