Home Sale & Rental Orientation Tour: Getting familiar with a new community, currency, culture and home can be challenging when you are not familiar with the area, especially if it is in another country such as Mexico. Our little piece of paradise in Lake Chapala Mexico is a beautiful, safe, friendly and most of all an inexpensive area to live in, not to mention it is easier than you think to get settled here. See some of our videos, we have included of local traditions and even Aerial footage of the different towns to get a feel of Lakeside:
Do you want to check out the area & see homes FOR SALE or FOR RENT?
Through our website we receive hundreds of questions from people who want to move here but are hesitant and want to get some local insight or a “feel” for the area through some guidance, but also about getting to know the area, the different towns in lakeside, homes for sale, homes for rent, local contacts, activities, events, best restaurants and so forth. Below are some of the most common questions we received on a weekly basis:
- I want to do an exploratory visit, can you take me to see some homes in different areas?
- Which Lakeside town is right for me and what are the pros and cons?
- What kind of activities and events go on in Lake Chapala?
- How do I buy a house and what do I need to get started?
- How do I rent a house and what do I need to get started?
- Should I live in a gated community or in the center of one of Lakesides towns?
- Where are the local markets, shopping centers, entertainment, etc….
- What hotel or B&B should I stay at while I am visiting that’s close to amenities?
- Can you recommend some good restaurants?
- What transportation do you recommend I use while I am there?
Common questions like the ones mentioned above is why Access Lake Chapala offers 2 TYPES of tours guiding you through the communities around Lakeside and showing you the ropes. We start of in Chapala and end in San Juan Cosala, in which we cover most of the areas highlights along with different properties through out the villages. We also put you in touch with the right people for immigration, health care, movers and overall local contacts we use.
1 – Homes for Rent Tour (99 USD)
RENTAL TOUR: Why do you charge for the Rentals tour and offer the Sales Tour for FREE? Good question! The commission structure on rentals is very low and we get a VERY HIGH volume of potential retirees who are not in the market yet for BUYING only for RENTING and want to check out the areas rental market for potentially renting a home 1,2,3,4 or even 5 years down the road. If we were to tour people who are NOT ready to rent yet around all day, spending time, gas and energy, we would not have time to attend to clients who are ready to buy a home or rent a home right away, where we make a commission. So we charge a small FEE OF 99 USD for people who are not ready to rent with the next 45 days, which basically covers gas and time, to show you the area along with 3 rental property examples. For those who area ready to start renting you can contact us through any of the rental listings on our website requesting to see the rentals you pick. Access shows its clients who are ready to rent homes they select from our website free of charge and can reserve/hold a home with a deposit, but you need to be ready to move into the home within 45 days . Why do we do this? Landlords want to rent their houses as soon as possible and if they were to hold their house for someone who wants to rent 3,6 or 12 months down the road, they lose out on other tenants who want to move in right away and sign a yearlong lease. Homes in the area get rented rather quickly, so if you see one you like but are not ready to move in yet, you can keep an eye on the site to see if it will still be available 45 days before you want to move in, or you might find another home you like, we are constantly adding new homes. Click here to read what you need to get started renting a home
2 – Homes for Sale Tour ( FREE)
SALES TOUR: We establish a relationship with our buyer clients and eventually earn a commission if they come back to buy from us in the future. So those clients who are in the market for buying a home, even in the future, we invest our time, energy and work with each client individually, touring them FREE of charge through the area, showing you homes for sale you pick from the ChapalaMLS (www.chapalamls.net) and our website. We go visit the homes you pick from the MLS and give you some useful information on the different lakeside towns such as: pros-cons, good restaurants, activities, local events, contacts and more . We also point you in the right direction regarding banking, transportation (legalizing-buying a car), paying utilities (electric, phone, internet), moving belongings and more. We stay in touch with you after the tour and are there for you for any follow up questions you may have. Once you are ready to make the commitment and move to Lake Chapala, we will revisit the areas you liked and select the homes that are on the market, trying to find the perfect home for you. It’s incredibly fulfilling to know we are helping our clients open a new chapter of their lives. That’s why we work so hard to not only find that perfect home, but also to handle every last detail of the purchase process, from negotiating the terms of sale to recommending moving companies. Click here to read about the process of buying a home in Lake Chapala
Check out some videos of our happy clients and a sample of rental homes we show you:
Our objective is to let you make a realistic evaluation of the Lake Chapala area. This tour lets you make a confident decision and gives you the opportunity to make the moving transition simpler.