Buying in Baja E9
Have you ever dreamed of owning an exotic Mexican Villa? Or even just a small beach shack? It’s possible!!
Melissa Murphy of Harcourts Baja grabs her mug and joins Carla to chat Cabo San Lucas life and how she helps Americans achieve home ownership in a foreign country. Melissa and her family decided to chase a dream and make a permanent move from perpetually gray Oregon to sunny Cabo San Lucas. Working with her brokerage, she learned the ins and outs of real estate in Mexico and set up a branch with her business partner. Now they guide Americans through the buying process.
Can Americans actually own property in Mexico?? Tune in to find out!
Taking a trip to a tropical locale is exciting and fun! But what if you want to own a home there? What is the process for buying property in a foreign country, and most importantly, is it even possible? Join Carla and her guest Melissa Murphy of Harcourts Baja as they explore what it means to own property in our neighbor to the south, Mexico.
Harcourts is one of the oldest real estate companies in the world, founded in 1888. With the ground breaking in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Harcourts is now in 11 countries, with 1100 offices, and over 11,000 agents representing Harcourts worldwide.
The company is dedicated to the values of People First, Doing the Right Thing, Being Courageous, and Fun & Laughter. They are people focused, leading with heart, integrity, and humor. The Harcourts Baja office brings those values to Baja California and Cabo San Lucas like no other company.
Melissa Murphy has proudly represented Harcourts North America for over 5 years and she’s honored to have an opportunity to share more about what Harcourts Baja offers.
Melissa started her real estate career in 2007, at the bottom of the market crash. She left teaching middle school, rolled up her sleeves, and went to work helping homeowners and buyers navigate an unprecedented and challenging market. She resourcefully addressed her clients’ needs and goals to help them to success.
Melissa transformed those early experiences into continued success supporting and serving clients for the next 15 years. She works diligently and passionately to educate clients, advocate for their best interests, and facilitate smooth transactions.
As a mom, wife, runner, dog-lover, friend, and realtor, Melissa leads with her heart and puts her passion into serving her clients. She is committed to listening and understanding clients’ wishes, putting them first, and advocating for their goals.
As an entrepreneur and adventure-seeker, Melissa opened the first Harcourts in a new country with a business partner to serve the growing demand for second homes, expatriate life, and investment properties.
About the Show
Smashing Through Walls is geared toward a guide through complex commercial real estate and finance topics while adding humor and anecdotes along the way. Discover what is going on in the valley and beyond with host Carla Magee, broker at MHG Commercial.
About Our Host
Carla Magee’s background is designed with the investor in mind. After obtaining her finance degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, she worked for large corporations like Boeing and Microsoft. With a critical eye and flair for analytics, she was able to shave millions in lost profits, managing cross-functional teams by utilizing her Green Belt in Six Sigma and Masters Certification in Project Management.
Ultimately she realized that she couldn’t be contained in an office environment working for the corporate world. Being an investor herself, she came into real estate as an investment & multifamily property specialist, effectively applying her education & skillset. Carla excels in helping investors make sound decisions for their financial goals, in real estate negotiations, and takes deep pride in educating homebuyers and sellers.
On a personal note, Carla is a busy wife & mother to two daughters. In addition to an ever growing career and podcast, she also enjoys volunteering and being active in the community. She has a deep love for Arizona and although she travels whenever possible, she always finds her way back to the beautiful Sonoran Desert.
Connect with Carla on LinkedIn.
About Our Sponsor
MHG Commercial emerged from the highly successful and innovative residential brokerage: My Home Group. MHG Commercial’s vetted and experienced advisors have a wide range of complementary professional expertise that span over 100 years of cumulative experience.
Encompassing every aspect of commercial real estate from office to industrial development, raw land to luxury commercial, and multifamily to subdivision development. We excel at out of the box thinking and transactions that require a more hands-on approach and ingenuity.
No matter the property type or service need, our commercial advisors are committed to your objectives. Combined with business finesse and unsurpassed market intelligence, MHG Commercial brokers help you determine and surpass your business goals.