Russell Faulkner of Timothy Real Estate Group

Russell Faulkner of Timothy Real Estate Group

 

Why did you choose PV?

I HAVE BEEN COMING TO PUERTO VALLARTA SINCE I WAS ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD (AND I AM 50 SO THAT IS 30 YEARS).  IT USED TO COST ABOUT 200usd R/T ON MEXICANA FROM DALLAS.  I HAVE LOVED IT HERE SINCE THE FIRST TIME I CAME AND MOVED HERE FULL TIME IN 2002.  I LOVE THE SPIRIT AND ENERGY OF THE PLACE AND I LOVE LIVING BY THE OCEAN. 

 

How long have you been here and do you see yourself retiring here?

I HAVE BEEN HERE 9 YEARS AND I ALSO MAINTAIN A HOME IN AUSTIN TEXAS.  I DEFINITELY SEE MYSELF RETIRING HERE BUT NOT ANYTIME SOON !!

 

What is your favorite thing about PV?

I LOVE THE ENVIRONMENT –  MOUNTAINS, OCEAN, AND JUNGLE IS ALL HERE.  I LOVE THE FRESHNESS AND ASSORTMENT OF FOOD THAT IS AVAILABLE.  I LOVE THE PEOPLE BOTH THE NATIONALS AND THE EX-PATS.  

 

How did you get started in Real Estate in PV?

I LOVE INTRODUCING PEOPLE TO THE WONDERFUL LIFESTYLE THAT IS AVAILABLE HERE.  WE HAVE SUCH AN INCREDIBLE VARIETY OF CHOICES IN THIS MARKET, I LOVE BEING ABLE TO ASSIST BUYERS FINDING THE EXACT RIGHT PROPERTY TO FIT THEIR NEEDS AND BUDGET. 

 

What made you select Timothy Real Estate as your office of choice to work for?

EASY CHOICE – THE BEST REPUTATION, THE BEST BROKER AND AGENTS, THE BEST SUPPORT TEAM.  AND…..THE BEST ATTITUDE, DROP BY OUR OFFICE – YOU WILL FEEL VERY WELCOME. 

 

What services do you feel you and your office provide that are above and beyond your competition?

I FEEL MY RESPONSIBILITY IS TO PROTECT MY CLIENTS INTERESTS.  WE ARE A SECOND HOME/RESORT MARKET, SO MANY TIMES OUR CLIENT, EITHER THE BUYER OR THE SELLER, ARE NOT HERE DURING A PURCHASE TRANSACTION.  IT IS MY JOB TO SAFEGUARD MY CLIENT AND REPRESENT THEIR INTERESTS. 

 

What challenges are you currently facing with our PV real estate market and what are you doing to overcome some of these challenges?

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE CURRENTLY IS THE GLOBAL RECESSION PLUS THE NEGATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT MEXICO IN THE MEDIA.  I FEEL MUCH SAFER IN PUERTO VALLARTA THAN I EVER DID IN DALLAS TEXAS.  FOREIGN TRAVELLERS SHOULDN’T AVOID THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA BECAUSE OF THE WELL KNOWN DANGEROUS CITIES, THE SAME GOES FOR MEXICO.   THERE IS SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW TO BUY AND SUCH AN INTERESTING MIXTURE OF PROPERTIES TO CHOOSE FROM.

 

What advice would you have for current buyers in the PV market?

GIVE ME YOUR WISH LIST AND YOUR BUDGET AND LET’S GET IN MY CAR AND GO ON A TOUR ! ! ! !

 

What advice would you have for current sellers in the PV market?

BE REALISTIC ON PRICE  ….. OR WAIT A YEAR, THAT SIMPLE. 

 

What projections do you see for the PV market over the next year?

BOOM TIMES AHEAD BABY ! ! !    I FEEL THE ENERGY WITH THE NEW MALECON AND ALL THE NEW SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS.  IT IS A HAPPENING RESORT TOWN – THE PLACE TO BE. 

 

Tell me about your recent projects and an update of if they are successful and if so why?

I HAVE A GREAT CATALOG OF RESALE LISTINGS.  I ALSO WORK CLOSELY WITH MOST ALL OF THE DEVELOPERS THROUGHOUT THE BAY.   PLEASE CONSIDER USING A BUYER’S AGENT WHEN BUYING PRE-CONSTRUCTION.  THE DEVELOPER’S SALESPEOPLE ARE FIRST BEHOLDEN TO THE DEVELOPER, YOUR OWN BUYER’S AGENT CAN NEGOTIATE A MUCH BETTER DEAL FOR YOU WITH REGARDS TO PRICE DISCOUNTS, UPGRADES, AND FINANCING TERMS. 

 

What is the best way to contact you if someone has real estate inquiries for you?

FROM US/CANADA CALL ME AT 1.512.807.8279 ~ IT COMES DIRECTLY TO MY CELL PHONE IN MEXICO.  OR GO TO MY PERSONAL AGENT WEBSITE,WWW.VALLARTALIVING.COM.  AND OF COURSE DROP BY THE OFFICE AT ANY TIME, IF I AM NOT THERE, I ONLY LIVE ONE BLOCK AWAY AND WILL BE HAPPY TO POP OVER.. 

Timothy Real Estate Group – An innovative company setting new standards in Real Estate sales and services has the most professional and experienced Realtors in the Puerto Vallarta area who understand the intricacies of Mexican Real Estate ownership, the local market, Puerto Vallarta property codes and regulations and financing.  The Timothy Group uses that knowledge to provide a sound analysis on every aspect of property ownership. Timothy Real Estate Group is known for professionalism and experience and they bring this to every transaction they work on for the benefit of Real Estate investors and developers alike. Ask about our Real Estate Listings