Living in Mexico can be amazing if you know the right way to get things done and who to trust. It is possible to have a smooth and easy transition when relocating to Mexico if you get guidance from a reliable company like Mexico Relocation Guide.
We have the experience you can trust and need when relocating to Mexico to help you avoid costly mistakes. We’ve helped thousands of people have a smooth, hassle-free transition.
Some people try to move to Mexico on their own and “just figure things out” without buying the Complete Mexico Relocation Guide. Some can accomplish their goal, and won’t have any costly mistakes in Mexico. But many of those people experience constant frustrations and very expensive mistakes that could have been avoided!
Here are just a few examples:
The COSTLY Immigration Facilitator
Last week, a guy called me to recommend an immigration facilitator he worked with to get a temporary residency. He said he did not buy the Online Mexico Relocation Guide because he was getting all the information he needed for free on Facebook and thought I’d like to have the attorney’s contact.
He was charged $1,500 USD for his temporary residency in Mexico! And that didn’t even include the immigration fees. I told him he paid too much! He could have gotten his Mexican visa for a lot less using our recommended immigration facilitators!
That’s a costly mistake that could have been avoided if he bought the Online Mexico Relocation Guide for $495
More shocking prices…
Rentals That Are Hyper-Inflated
Just today, I was surfing the internet and ran across a one-bedroom rental that stuck out like a sore thumb because it was advertised for $1000 bucks a week or USD $3500 a month. We know the property in San Miguel de Allende, the location, and the amenities nearby. It should be rented for $1,000 USD a MONTH! not a week.
Sadly, someone who does not know the market will pay that ridiculous price without ever seeing the house. It infuriates me when I see ads like this.
There’s a saying in Mexico — Don’t Leave Your Brains at the Border!
Sadly, it’s mostly expats who will take advantage of new expats. It’s not usually a Mexican!
For this reason, our customers use our list of vetted realtors in the online guide. They know the market, and they know the fair prices. Price gouging isn’t a part of their game, so you can rest assured they will help you find something that is reasonable- assuming you are asking for something reasonable.
The Misleading Rental Listing
One couple rented a house without seeing it first.
The online pictures looked great. The landlord insisted on getting a first and last month’s rent plus a security deposit. When they arrived at the house, it looked nothing like the pictures.
Big surprise right?
Then to make matters worse, they did not realize that the house had a serious mold problem. It was right next to a bar with loud music until the wee hours of the morning. They moved out after a few weeks and their entire security deposit.
Not to mention, they also have the stress now of finding another place right away that will take their 2 dogs. In the meantime, they had to rent a place on Airbnb for 2 weeks, they found another rental that suited their needs. But because this is high season in Puerto Vallarta, the Airbnb prices are high!
This could have been avoided by not renting something sight unseen! Luckily they found another place that wasn’t hyper-inflated in price and was as advertised.
Buying BEFORE Spending Any Time Here
Recently, a couple moved to Ajijic and bought a house right away.
They moved into a high-end gated community, did a huge pool remodel right away, and have spent about $750k USD on this house. Now, after a year they want to sell because they decided they want to be close to their kids back in the States.
But guess what? The market for buyers wanting a $750k USD house is very thin.
After months of having their house on the market, they’re starting to realize that selling isn’t as easy as buying. The housing market in Mexico is completely different than the housing market in the States. To say they are frustrated is an understatement. They want to leave, but they have all their money tied to this home!
Unfortunately, I see this costly mistake happen more often than any other! And this is probably one of the costliest!
Had they spent at least a year in Mexico BEFORE buying that home, they would have saved themselves the hassle they’re in now. After all, the rental market in Ajijic is VERY active and there is a constant flow of rentals in all sizes and budgets.
We advise everyone to RENT for at least 6 months. A year is better.
Only Going to Expat Gatherings
If you only hang out with other foreigners who hang out in the touristy spots or only go to gringo meetups chances are you won’t see any savings. Embracing the local culture in Mexico can be a great way to save money and experience the true essence of the country. This can include participating in local festivals, learning the language, and trying street food.
Having said this, it is also important to keep in mind that your first year in Mexico will likely be your most expensive.
You won’t know the area as well as the future you will. You won’t know about all the grocery deals, you’ll spend more time and effort getting to know your backyard, you won’t know all the local eateries, and those kinds of things. You’ll also spend the most on groceries, cleaning supplies, furniture, rental deposits, and such.
And I hear this ALL the time from our viewers- they started to see the real savings after their first 6 months – year.
Moral of The Story
I get emails every week from someone who made a costly mistake asking me how they can get their money back.
These are just a few of many expensive mistakes that could have been avoided IF these people did their due diligence. But even then, you may not know what questions you need to ask.
That’s why we created the COMPLETE Mexico Relocation Guide. We researched all the costly mistakes that newcomers make and made an easy-to-follow guide that helps you avoid these mistakes.
You don’t know what you don’t know about moving to and living in Mexico. Mistakes can be expensive!
The Complete Mexico Relocation Guide is not an expense, and it’s a wise investment in your future in Mexico. Plus, you get invited to our private Facebook community where you can continue to ask your questions after becoming a customer. In our private community, we have a mix of newcomers, people who have lived in Mexico for over a year, and people who have been in Mexico for over 10 years. It’s very insightful.
We want to help you avoid costly mistakes so you have a smooth easy move to Mexico. See the details for our COMPLETE Mexico Relocation Guide – and how we can help you avoid expensive mistakes.
I want to hear from YOU
What are some costly mistakes you have had to learn the hard way after moving to Mexico? If you want to help someone avoid the same mistake, leave a comment below.