Find out what our clients, both buyer and sellers have to say about doing
business with Re/Max First Choice Realty.
Tom and Diane not only met but exceeded our expectations! From the viewing of
houses, through the negotiating and the legal process we had confidence in our
decision because of their knowledge and professionalism. Their high level of
integrity became evident early on. Their wealth of information on the Mexican
culture, legalities and the community of San Carlos was a huge benefit. Their
tireless answering of our questions and their incredible thoughtfulness with the
delivery of flowers and Christmas lights puts them a notch above. We highly
recommend the Barrolls to anyone looking to relocate to San Carlos. They are
pillars in the community and we are proud to now call them our friends. Muchas
Gracias Tom and Diane!
Brad & Barb Powell - British Columbia Canada
It is indeed a
pleasure to recommend Diane and Tom Barroll for any or all of your property
managed our property in the Bahia Delfin condo complex for a few years with the
utmost of professionalism and honesty. Although they are from Calgary, Alberta
Canada they are very knowledgeable about how you deal with real estate in San
Carlos or better yet in Mexico. It is different than in the United States and
you do need someone who is bilingual and understands both sides.
listed our condo for sale and to date the dealings have been transparent and
very professional. I am confident they will sell our condominium and leave both
the buyer and seller happy.
Dee and Bonnie
When my husband and I came to San Carlos, we found what we had been searching
for; beautiful beaches, a lovely marina, a clean and welcoming town with enough
activity to participate in and a four hour drive from the border in Nogales.
Finding the right fit for a little house was the next challenge. That is where
we were fortunate to connect with REMAX First Choice Realty and the competent,
pleasant team of real estate professionals.
The issues of a trust and
other work required was done professionally and explained to our satisfaction
and our ongoing friendship with the staff was always helpful.
the house is a bittersweet event, since we have many happy memories from our
time there. We again asked Diane Barroll of REMAX First Choice Realty to
represent us in this major event. Diane led us through the paperwork required
and although much of this was done via email, we were able to complete the
necessary legal requirements without any trouble. It was very reassuring to have
the competence and efficiency of the staff at REMAX First Choice Realty.
Because of our trust and personal experience, both in purchasing and the
sale of our property, we would highly recommend REMAX First Choice Realty.
Ron Heath and Alice Hansen
I met Diane through a series of Arizona-Sonora Real Estate conferences and then
the Arizona Mexico Commission. I find Diane to be very knowledgeable in all
aspects of real estate especially in helping foreign investors work through the
Mexican real estate transaction. She is a person of integrity and a leader in
her community and the industry. She actively promotes education and
professionalism in the real estate industry in Mexico.
than 2 years listed elsewhere, Diane and Remax sold our property in 3 months. We
particularly liked the no nonsense, experienced and honest dealings that we
received. We have no reservation in recommending them.
Ernest and Anne Skinner
Of course I would be glad to be a reference as to First Choice’s integrity
and professionalism. When we built our house we transferred a large amount of
money into your accounts to pay the builder as work progressed. In retrospect
anyone with less integrity could have used this as an opportunity for personal
gain. Our account was handled professionally and all records were transparent
and forth coming. We continue to use First Choice to look after our house in San
Carlos and Luisa and the rest of the staff are pleasant and easy to work with. I
don't believe there is any concern with integrity or professionalism. If other
agencies are willing to do their work for less I believe you get what you pay
for and the service they would receive might be less than what First Choice
would provide for similar work. We look forward to a continuing relationship
with Tom and Diane and the rest of the staff at First Choice Property
Ken and Deb Geisler
My wife and I have enjoyed working with Diane and Tom Barroll at their San
Carlos ReMax office in San Carlos, Mexico for over 8 years. By this unsolicited
letter, we wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone interested in buying or
selling real estate property in Mexico. And specifically for anyone seeking to
rent or purchase properties located proximal to the wonderful beaches in San
Carlos; their honesty, expertise and knowledge of real estate issues is
Also as rental managers, we’ve observed that their employees
attention to details and their office’saccounting system is superb to anything
else we’ve dealt with to date. In conclusion, I wouldn’t do any real estate
business without their oversight and supervision.
Dear Diane and Tom,
A long over due thank you for your help in selling
our home. It was a tough job. The market was down. The American and Canadian
buyers were mostly gone. The Mexicans were buying but not in our range.
We were discouraged but you two never gave up and kept trying - with all the
tools in the box. Internet Virtual Tours,Open Houses, Home Show Tours and
seminars on investing in Mexico were ongoing. You kept our spirits up and
through it all we became good friends.
We especially appreciated your
professionalism in the closing. With your long experience dealing with Bank
Trusts, Taxes, and Labor Laws it all went very smoothly. Money in the bank on
time. Done! No Problems!
You came highly recommended to us and we are happy to recommend you very highly
Peter and Reyn Voevodsky
The Armstrong family has lived in San Carlos for over thirty years. When our
mother Betty recently passed away, we decided to sell her home. We live in the
United States and needed a San Carlos realtor we could trust and a professional
experienced with the San Carlos market.
Diane and Tom Barroll and Sheila
Olson of REMAX First Choice Realty came highly recommended to our family from
local San Carlos friends.The REMAX First Choice Realty TEAM did a professional
assessment of our property. They staged the home so it was ready for showing to
potential buyers. Their professional support helped us sell the home quickly at
a good price. REMAX First Choice Realty handled every aspect of the Mexico sale
process and all related paperwork details.
Diane and Tom Barroll and
Sheila Olson of REMAX First Choice Realty and their whole team are terrific.
They will help you find a wonderful home or sell an existing property. They are
very professional and fun. We are grateful for their expertise and thankful for
their guidance throughout the process via phone and email.
If you live out of
Mexico and want exceptional San Carlos realtor support, Remax First Choice
Realty will exceed your expectations.
I was very happy with the service provided by ReMax. Georgina and Diane are
very professional and they are dedicated to the highest levels of customer
satisfaction. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone who is
buying or selling property in the San Carlos area.
David Orozco, J.D.
Professor of Legal Studies
College of Business
Florida State University
Working with Diane Barroll was an absolute pleasure. She was highly
knowledgeable about the Mexican real estate market, demonstrated high ethics and
integrity in all of her interactions with me, and worked diligently to promote
and market my properties. I would not hesitate to work with Diane again to meet
my real estate needs.
Dr. Christian Teeter
Yorba Linda, California
When we decided to buy a property in San Carlos, Diane and Tom Barroll from
First Choice Property Management, made it all possible.
Because of their
knowledge of the Mexican system, every detail of the purchase was looked after
and then, as a bonus, they became our property managers.
professionalism and attention to detail has makes our experience of owning a
home in San Carlos completely effortless. They provide all services and more.
They have become a vital part of our comfort and security.
Dentinger and Carole Roy
I want to thank you for the great service that you guys provided, My family and
I had a really good time in San Carlos, We hope to visit soon again :)
My Best Regards,
I really appreciated doing real estate business with you and Tom who are
fine, trustworthy, and responsible people. This is especially important when you
consider that our business was done in a foreign country with people we have
never met. We also hope to meet you one day.
Please feel free to use me as a referral.
Best Regards & Good Luck,
We are two time users of ReMax in San Carlos.
When we wished to sell our 1st Casa, Tom & Diane found us a Buyer at Asking
Price - no mean feat.
A couple of years passed - we kept remembering the great times in SC and decided
to return. Once again we contacted Tom & Diane to help find the ideal place for
Throughout this process, ReMax and their associates were completely on top of
things. Calls or messages to them were routinely returned within hours,
regardless of the time at which they were placed. Discussions about market and
pricing were always open and honest. The Mexican Closing was handled very
an extremely pleased customer..
Kris & Ann Shulz
Hey Georgina, I mean what can I say - You are the most helpful and
knowledgeable person we know about the area. You listen to what the customer
wants and shows accordingly. You go out of your way to make things happen in a
timely manner (which isn't easy). You take the extra mile to help with finding
things - and passing that information on to a prospective buyer - like the
utility companies. You have excellent help in the legal department, that makes
things so easy (not simple when the language is different to US/Canadian
buyers). You don't ever seem to have a bad day (I know that isn't easy) for
everyone has bad days, you just put on a good face and a welcoming smile. I
would be crazy not to recommend you as an excellent agent.