Owner/Broker Rob Kinnon - My wife, Michele, and I are residents of Playa del Carmen, Mexico and we have been involved with real estate for over 10 years as developers and as investors. We founded BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors in 2007 to fill a need for efficient, trustworthy and professional real estate representation on the Riviera Maya. We are living here, raising our children, and investing in the fastest growing Latin American real estate market in the world!
We will use our contacts in the region and market knowledge to find you the property that best meets your needs. Whether you are looking for the perfect retirement home, a family vacation retreat or an income producing Real Estate investment opportunity, trust us to help you find that one special property that exceeds all your expectations. Our property listings feature a wide array of property for sale in Riviera Maya, the Riviera Maya and Cancun. Find current listings for homes for sale, condos for sale, luxury villas, beachfront lots, hotels for sale and more. Browse through our listings directory or use our customized Property Search to receive up to the minute market notifications whenever a new listing is posted and find the property that fulfills all your desires.
We are uniquely qualified to assist you in your search for the property that best fits your needs and guide you through the process from Buyer to Property Owner. Why? Because we have done it! Let us put our experience to work for you. What kind of service can you expect from an Exclusive Buyer Broker? For a detailed description of our services, please refer to our For Buyers page.
Born and raised in Argentina, Gerardo Dominguez moved to the area in 2002 and has made this Mexico paradise his permanent address. He takes pride in helping others to do the same, providing clients with the highest level of care, trust and loyalty, plus a unique knowledge of the particulars of the Mayan Riviera marketplace. A talented and hard working person, Gerardo will always go the extra mile to make your dream come true.
Gerardo fully understands that buying a home is a personal and emotional experience, as well as a significant financial transaction for his clients. That's why he brings ease into the decision making process through his personal and professional judgment, always based on the client's best interest.
Gerardo attended college in Argentina (Political Sciences and International Relations) and worked successfully for 14 years in the Hospitality Business in luxury hotels in Argentina, the US and Mexico. This professional experience, focused on the clients interests, helped him to develop a solid foundation for his career in Real Estate. He is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese, and at this time is learning French.
Gerardo became a citizen of Mexico in 2006 to show his full commitment and love for this country; the place in the world he has chosen to be home. A beach and diving enthusiast, he trains every day for his new found passion, marathons and triathlons. A supporter of the environment, Gerardo collaborates every year with activities aimed at Turtle Protection Programs and Reef Conservation at Akumal Ecological Center.
Gerardo has specialized in ocean front properties in the Riviera Maya and has helped clients from different parts of the world to own a piece of paradise. He treats all clients with honesty, support and integrity making lasting friendships with many of them.
Mike Shopmeyer - My wife, Princesa and I are from Oregon and we began vacationing in Mexico in the mid 1990's. Each time we came on vacation, we stayed longer than the last, until we found ourselves staying for months rather than weeks. During yet another long vacation here in 2002, we thought of returning to Oregon, selling our home and small business and coming to Playa for a full year's vacation in order to get Playa out of our system once and for all. That thought became a reality in 2003 and incredibly, but quite explainably, we have called it our fulltime home ever since.
I began selling real estate here in late 2003 and spent eight very successful and rewarding years with Coldwell Banker before being invited to join the BuyPlaya group as an agent. I feel very privileged to have joined such a professional company and dedicated group of fellow associates most of whom I have known since my early days in Playa. I feel very confident when I say that our team will make your entire real estate transaction as pleasant and productive as possible before, during and after the sale.
I am available at any time by email, by phone, or best of all, in person, when you are here in Playa. I hope to hear from you and meet you soon in this very special place.
Carlos Martínez, is originally from the city of Leon, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade from the University of La Salle.
His career path has taken him through various national and international companies. Some of his career highlights include several top-level positions in Mexico’s automotive industry and commercial advisory positions for several companies in Leon’s world-famous leather footwear manufacturing industry.
Carlos relocated to Playa del Carmen eight years ago where he has pursued a successful career in Playa del Carmen real estate sales, first as a real estate agent and later as a sales manager. As the sales manager for two of the Riviera Maya’s most reputable and prolific real estate developers, he has through diligence and perseverance, successfully sold-out several luxury condominium developments in this very competitive and challenging market.
With his great sense of responsibility and passion for real estate sales, Carlos Martínez, is devoted to integrating discretion and kindness to the dedicated service he promises to each customer, while adeptly handling real estate transactions from start to finish. His goal is to exceed the expectations of customers, investors, and families who have come to live, enjoy and do business in the Riviera Maya.
Marieke Brown - Originally from the bonnie shores of Scotland, I came to the Riviera Maya in 2005 for scuba diving, and to explore the underwater cave systems. The plan was to stay here for a couple of months, to enjoy the area, and to explore some of the most incredible cave systems in the world. I fell in love with the Riviera Maya and the people, and made my permanent home in the village of Akumal, where I live with my husband and our young kids. The quality of life that we have here is extremely high, and I feel blessed every day to be able to raise my children in such a beautiful and multicultural place.
I have been working in property rentals and now real estate for the last 8 years, and have an in-depth knowledge of the local area, and also the ins and outs of being an expat living in Mexico, and owning property here. I am delighted to be part of the highly experienced BuyPlaya team. Every member of this company is a joy to work with, and make the process of owning your own piece of paradise easy, safe, and hassle free.
Sarah Fouts – I am originally from Arizona, but I have been living in Mexico for over 25 years. I grew up in Sonora, moved to Guadalajara and now I call the Mayan Riviera home. I know first hand what its like to permanently relocate to Mexico and grow up as an American, adopting the Mexican lifestyle and its traditions.
I hold a Bachelors degree in Interior Design and Landscaping. I am also licensed to sell Real Estate for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Being a true people person, the Real Estate industry came naturally to me as I truly enjoy helping people make their Mayan Riviera dreams come true while always looking out for my clients’ best interest.
In my down time, I enjoy completing DIY projects in my recently purchased home, discovering different beaches in the area, or simply relaxing in my palapa with my rescue dogs.