Todd Bates' Client Referrals

From start to finish Todd made our buying experience a pleasure. Firstly he was the only agent to return my phone call and I contacted a few.  We were only in Mexico for 10 days  and really wanted to make our dream of buying a condo come true.  He was very professional with us as well with other agents.  We fell in love with a condo and Todd guided us through the entire buying process from start to finish with extreme professionalism. He was always available to answer any questions that we had and trust me we had a few.  No issue was too small and he always went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable with the whole buying process. I would highly recommend Todd to anyone who is interested in buying or selling. 

Thank you Todd for making our dream come true!!! 
Sincerely Susan and Paul Coulombe 
I would highly recommend Todd. From start to finish he was there every step of the way guiding and helping us get through quite a daunting process of buying our house. His kindness, honesty, knowledge and professionalism made the whole process as smooth and stress free as possible and a great sense of humour sure helped waiting in some of those lines. He really cares about his clients and their needs and will work tirelessly to achieve their purchase of their dream home in Puerto Vallarta. I know because he sure made our dream a reality and we will forever be grateful. Thanks Again Todd !!!
Zia and Larry
Todd Bates worked with us promoting the sale of our condo here in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Todd worked diligently showing our condo to a multitude of potential buyers over many months culminating in an offer only slightly less than our asking price. He then identified and helped us deal with all the many details leading up to and included in the closing process. Those details included helping us save an incredible amount of money in Capital Gains Taxes. We are positive that no other realtor in the Puerto Vallarta area could have saved us as much. Selling real estate in Mexico can be taxing on foreigners but having Todd in our corner made the process seem easy.
Mike and Amy D, Irvine, Ca.


I have worked with Todd Bates, from Remax in Marina Vallarta, both as a seller and a buyer.  I found him to be very attentive to my needs, extremely detailed, precise with the paperwork and knowledgeable in Mexican law.  He is also fluent in Spanish which of course was most helpful when dealing with the notarios, banks, and everything in general.   He was very respectful of my time and my home.  When problems were encountered, through no fault of his own, in the sale of my home, he went beyond what would be expected from a realtor.  He has continued to be helpful a year after the purchase of my new home, when I have had various questions regarding taxes and deeds.  He is always pleasant and timely in his responses.  I would highly recommend Todd Bates and Remax if you are looking for a realtor.


Todd Bates and his team recently completed a real estate sale for us in Bucerias, Nayarit.  The sale of the property and the closing were done professionally and in a timely manner.  His team answered all of our questions that we had regarding Mexican law and collected all of the documents necessary for the closing.

There were no "last minute" issues that so often arise and real estate closings.  Both us, the sellers, and the buyers came away from the experience with good feelings and complete satisfaction.

We are pleased to recommend Todd for any of your real estate needs in the Puerto Vallarta area.

J.D. and Rita Turner

We recently purchased a vacation home in Mexico, and were substantially assisted by Todd Bates. Todd was a useful contact throughout the entire closing transaction, and was extremely valuable in ensuring all the necessary documents were obtained and contacts made.  Todd excelled at keeping us immediately apprised at every step of the transaction, and went “above and beyond” in successfully closing the deal, on time.  We would heartily recommend Todd to anyone looking to purchase a home in Mexico.

Charlene & Gary

We are pleased to provide this recommendation letter for your files.  Since we are American citizens and were involved in a finance situation in the country of Mexico, which evolved into a  lawsuit filed in Mexico and the Mexican courts eventually awarding us a judgment in favor of real estate located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and we’re certainly thankful we met you.

It was somewhat ironic that  when we  realized our predicament was going to be a very involved situation early on, my secretary, a former real estate agent in the U.S.A., googled Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Real Estate agents, and your name appeared along with your reputable company name and the website advised you spoke fluent English, so that’s how our relationship began.

Over the next three plus years, our email relationship evolved into a myriad of phone calls and we compliment you for responding to every email and phone call, immediately (even nights and weekends).  There were no delays and you even went above and beyond by providing us with  information whenever necessary and communicated with our Mexican attorney,  clarifying many details for us since the language barrier was on our part (being English speaking only).

We absolutely, unequivocally, unhesitatingly recommend you to any and all people seeking an honest, competent, bi-lingual, efficient, knowledgeable real estate expert for their property needs.   In fact, we go further and state we trust you completely and if the opportunity ever arises again, we will seek you out first and foremost.
Very truly yours,

David A Stone and Louise A Janitch

We first started dealing with Todd in August, 2008 through e-mail when we were interested in purchasing down in Puerto Vallarta. He was referred to us by a Travel agent acquaintance I was dealing with at the time.

We didn’t know Todd but through the months leading up to actually meeting him in January 2009 we went through dozens of e-mails back and forth and he was very attentive to all our questions. Whenever I would e-mail Todd he was always quick to respond and he was a wealth of information on purchasing in the Puerto Vallarta area.

When we did get together in January 2009 he was always at our disposal to show us places we wanted to see and what he thought we might want to see in our price range.

Our process together took almost two years and two holidays before Gina and I were ready to buy and throughout the two years Todd has always been professional and courteous and I’d also like to say patient.

When Gina and I finally made a decision in March 2010 to purchase our condo in LaCruz, Todd helped us through the process of what needed to happen to complete the deal even though we were at home here in Kelowna, BC.

We’ve done everything while here in Kelowna, BC i.e. signed contract to purchase, Notary and our FM3 forms.

We take possession of our brand new condo on November 19, 2010!

I would have no problem in referring Todd to family, friends and acquaintances and have done so. Todd is professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy, friendly and most of all he was there when we needed him!

Randy & Gina MacMurchy

Todd Bates at Re/Max Realty in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has represented our interests for two years while we have looked extensively for a home around Banderas Bay.  He never tired of showing us different areas and projects, and listened carefully to what we liked and didn’t like.  Eventually, we found the ideal situation for our new home and Todd very capably negotiated with the builder of our new condominium for a very favourable price, and some excellent terms and conditions in our favour.  As happens in most parts of the world when building a new building there are many unexpected things come to light.  Todd was there for us to guide us through some difficult legal and pricing negotiations as we came near occupancy.

Again, in most parts of the world it is a challenge to find a good and reputable real estate agent, and Mexico is no exception.  We consider ourselves fortunate to have had Todd Bates representing our interests, and highly recommend him to you as well.
Best regards,

Ian and Catherine McFarlane

My husband and I had the pleasure of dealing with Mr. Todd Bates when we decided to sell our Mexican property.  When we think of Todd, we think integrity, honesty and dedication.  Dealing from out of the country and in a different language were issues that had us concerned until I read the bio for Mr. Bates – in it he sounded honest and sincere and the one comment that stuck me was “treat everyone that way I would treat my mother”. 

As soon as I spoke to him on the phone, I knew that I had nothing to worry about - here was a man we could trust.  Over the next weeks and indeed until the successful conclusion of our business my first impression was proven correct repeatedly as he worked tirelessly on our behalf.  Todd is knowledgeable about his market and is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Both my husband and I have no hesitation in recommending this man to anyone that is interested in buying or selling property through him.  We wish him success in all his ventures.

James and Deborah Leslie

Dana Scapa Client Referrals

Dear Dana,


Thank you Dana for your expertise and care in shepherding the condo sale through its convoluted process during the pandemic.  You truly did a heroic job marketing our condo, finding a buyer and then keeping the faith that the transaction would come to fruition despite the government shutdown during the middle of it.  We truly appreciated your attention to detail and advocacy for us, since we were conducting this whole transaction from afar back in the U.S.  You truly exceeded our expectations as a real estate agent.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Patty Stec & family




Dana made our vacation home dreams come true! We couldn't have asked for a better realtor to walk us through this process. Not only was she patient and tireless in showing us so many properties and answering all of our questions, but she also knows the Puerto Vallarta market extremely well and was able to give excellent advice on the areas where we should look that best suited our tastes & requirements. Thanks Dana! We couldn't have done it without you!!   Gwyn & Baron


My experience working with Dana to sell my home in Puerto Vallarta was absolutely the best! She quickly became the person that I new I could depend on to get the job done. Her experience and knowledge brought me such peace of mind especially since I was living in Colorado throughout the whole process. Selling a home can be complicated but, when your selling property in a foriegn country you need someone willing to go above and beyond every step of the way and who really knows how to get your home sold for top dollar. For me that agent was Dana. I don't know how I got so lucky and I look forward to working with her again when I move back to Puerto Vallarta again someday. - Cheryl Clemons, Nov 2018



My wife and I met Dana through one of her property listing ads. We had been out looking at homes with other agents and were overwhelmed. In the US, most Realtors have either professional certifications or were members of real estate associations with continuing education requirements. We came to find out that while that does exist in PuertoVallarta, none of the other Realtors participated in that (in other words, anyone can call themselves a realtor). 

There was a marked difference when we went out with Dana - she was so very professional and even more personable. Come to find out, she was a member of the PVprofessional real estate association. Of course, being foreigners, we were concerned about all of the details of buying a property in Mexico. Dana was there every step of the way, translating, holding our hands and connecting us with other professionals that could help us (attorney's, inspectors etc.). Dana is a long-time resident of PV, bilingual and most importantly a terrific person.
Now after we have owned our property for a while, Dana is still a resource to us on questions (and even a great connection for a hair salon that my wife loves). We can't recommend Dana enough!
Bob & Jamie Bolak
Boulder, Colorado / Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


If you are looking for a realtor in the PV area, look no further!!! We just closed on our beautiful condo. There were a few bumps along the way (due to some issues with the seller) but Dana kept us on track and informed, encouraging us, helping us, and going beyond the call of duty to make this beautiful condo our own. Dana is from the States so she knows the American way, but has lived in the PV area for a number of years, fluent in Spanish and also very knowledgeable of the Mexican way. When we decided we wanted to purchase in the PV area, our scope of possible places ranged from the heart of PV all the way to La Cruz. Dana patiently drove us all over the PV coast, helping us to pinpoint the best place for us. Thank you Dana and Re/Max for helping to make a dream a reality.

J. Beck


Oct 29, 2017

Dana. I'm very happy with the HOUSE SOLD in three months when other Real Estate agencies could NOT do it. 

YOU ARE AWESOME ! ! !  THANK YOU VERY MUCH ! ! !  Margarita 


Hi Dana, thank you so much for all your assistance with the purchase of our new vacation home in Puerto Vallarta.

We would highly recommend you. You went above and beyond our expectations in many ways.

Any clients would be extremely happy with your attention to detail, adapting to other needs and your friendly attitude.

Thank you again 


Sheri McCluskey


Thanks a lot for your excellent work. You are a really good person. I am happy to close this deal with you assisting me.  Ana


It is great to work with you Dana, thank you for all your help!  Miros

June 13, 2018.


Very impressive work, Dana. thank you so much! we really appreciate your help and advice and I dont know how you got such a great price either!
Brian T. Ahern

Thank you so much for all you have done for us regarding our house purchase in Puerto Vallarta.  We're so happy with how smoothly it all went.  Because this was the first time that we purchased property outside the US, there were so many things that we weren't aware of and we had so much anxiety leading up to it.  
We are very much appreciative of how you went above and beyond our expectations.  If we ever go down this road again, we would certainly love to work with you again!  In addition, if a potential client ever needs a reference, feel free to have them reach out to us.  We'd love to try to help.   
Thanks and gracias!    
Brian & Amy 
Geneva, IL  


Warren Brander Client Referrals

We met Warren in Las Vistas Condominium while we were vacationing.  After we made an offer for a condo in the same place, he gave us specific detail @ the process of buying a condo as a foreclosure. It was admirable for me to experience his patience with my American husband, who was ambivalent due to fear. Warren was not pushy, he answered so very many questions my husband had all along. He was diligent with the legal documentation, transferring of the fees and cost of the condo.  I am very grateful for how warmth personality, commitment to get us through our barriers.  Most of all, he earned our trust.

I would highly recommend him to people who wish to have a resourceful, honest and compassionate agent.


Warren recently helped me to buy a property in Puerto Vallarta. He was very willing to set up appointments and accompanied me to several viewings. He assisted me with my final choice, then helped me through the buying procedure.  Warren is helpful and knowledgeable as well as polite and courteous at all times.


Our first meeting with Warren wasn’t planned, we walked into his office off the street. Since that time we’ve become good friends with Warren. Warren has proved to be knowledgeable, reliable and hard working for our cause, yet he was never pushy.  He’s very approachable and always willing to help us with non real estate questions concerning living in PVR and we had a lot of those types of questions! We highly recommend him to others looking to live or invest in PVR paradise.

Jeff W.

I had my condo on the market for 3 years.  Warren took over and sold it in a matter of a month.  I find him to be honest and efficient, he keeps you posted of any developments in a timely manner.

Dan I.

“Thank you again, your a great agent that takes care of his customer even after the transaction.  It's very much appreciated.”


Gerard Allard Client Referrals

"It was a lucky day when I met Gerard Allard! I had come to Puerto Vallarta for the first time with the intention of buying property, but was leery about choosing a realtor. I randomly stepped into a real estate office, and fortunately was greeted by Gerard, a friendly Canadian ex-cop who did his very best to find the right property for me. I have also talked to others who have praised Gerard for his honesty and customer service, so it’s clear he has a great reputation around town. I would recommend Gerard Allard most highly to anyone seeking a reputable, hardworking agent who will do his best to match you with your dream property — like mine!"




"Gavino and I have come to Puerto Vallarta at least two or three times a year for more than fifteen years. In recent years we decided to acquire a condo in Puerto Vallarta to spend more time on the beach. We had the opportunity to meet Gerard in 2015 when we finally decided to look for a Real Estate Agent to carry out the desired plan."

"I remember very well the moment we entered his office and we did not know what to expect, because most of the Real Estate Agents we deal with do not take you seriously until they are convinced that it is a real opportunity. I remember that Gerard Allard welcomed us with a smile and made us feel welcome; We immediately presented our plans and Gerard explained the different options based on our conditions."

"Once we left the office and returned to our place of residence, we thought that the relationship with Gerard and the Real Estate Agency he had represented had reached us, since we had plans to buy the condo in a couple of years. To our surprise, Gerard began to send us information that helped us a lot in making an educated decision to purchase a home."

"A couple of years later, in December of 2017 we made the determination that it was time to buy the condo. Gerard presented us with the options available in the market at that time, after doing a thorough search, a month later, we found the option that became our home on this side of the Wall."

"Currently, when our friends mention that they have plans to reside in Puerto Vallarta, we tell them about this experience, we recommend that they approach Gerard, because he will not see them as another client, but will make them feel like they are friends of all life. Whenever we find him on the street, he always wears that big smile and warm embrace that characterize him."

An affectionate hug from Gavino Rivera and Sixto Rubio.

"After having come to the Puerto Vallarta for years, my wife and I decided we would reluctantly look at real estate. We had the good fortune to meet Gerard Allard who made himself readily available to explore our options. He proved to be an agent who was knowledgeable, low pressure and pleasant who indulged us in our indolent ambivalent search. To my surprise, after several weeks we made an offer and Gerard was there to help negotiate and facilitate the offering and even contributed part of his commission to help close the deal. After closing, he continued to follow through with his assistance in navigating the Mexican bureaucracy. Subsequently we have become good friends. I highly endorse him as a great choice for a real estate agent."

Michael A. Patt, M.D.

"My wife, Elizabeth and I are from Salt Lake City, Utah and started looking for a second home in the Puerto Vallarta area almost two years ago, now. Our plan is to someday retire there. Through a referral, we contacted Gerard Allard on our first trip to the area. When we arrived, we knew nothing of the city of Puerto Vallarta or its many suburbs, burrows, beaches…and vibes! Where to start looking for a second home? Gerard quickly guided us in identifying potential areas we might like based upon our needs and tastes, always mindful of our budget."

         "Over the next year and a half, and multiple trips back, he patiently explored many areas of Puerto Vallarta with us, as well as neighboring beach cities to the North and to the South. Finally, we settled on a property we wanted in Puerto Vallarta! With his guidance and good counsel, we maneuvered every step of the way through the comp., offer, negotiation and closing processes, hand in hand, with clarity, transparency, to the highest ethical standards. "

         "But the best part of our experience working with Gerard was that we did not feel that we were working with a realtor, but instead with a good friend on this important new journey for us. "

         Elizabeth and Blue


 "Gerard was our 2nd realtor. What a Breath of fresh air. My wife and I greatly appreciate his patience and professionalism. We found the condo of our dreams with great neighbors. Gerard takes a special interest in his selection of available units for you to choose from. We have highly recommended Gerard and will continue to. He’s the best."

         Jerry and Marry


"We would like to commend Gerard Allard for his professionalism in the sale of our condo. Gerard was always pleasant, helpful and sincere, never pushy. We were happy with the valuation and the quick sale of the condo due to Gerard's good work. He wasted no time with the photography, advertising and bringing prospective buyers through the condo on a regular basis. Gerard did everything he could to reduce the stress. Jose and I couldn’t speak more highly of Gerard and his service, and we would definitely recommend him to anyone who is considering selling their home."

         Steve and Jose