Baja Coastal Real Estate


Recent Testimonials

I have had a professional relationship with Larry French for approximately 10 years.  I am an experienced real estate investor and appreciate the time, effort and honesty that Larry has provided.  During my time investing and selling in Mexico Larry has provided the most consistent and knowledgeable advice as to appropriate rents and times to purchase and sell.  A good example of Larry’s follow through was the last transaction (approximately one month ago) the sale took in excess of 7 months and Larry negotiated to keep the purchasers and me on track.  In summation Larry is everything one could hope for in a real estate agent and I highly recommend him.

Stuart Simon

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Larry French went the extra mile in every aspect of selling our Club Marena property. After a marketing campaign that brought several well qualified buyer to the table we were in escrow before we knew it. Then there were some unavoidable extenuating circumstances that caused serious issues with the sale. Through his expertise, knowledgeable connections and just plain over the top service we got the sale done. Without Larry French I am sure we would have lost the buyer and not completed the sale. I highly recommend Mr French.

Bob B

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When I was seriously considering purchasing property in Mexico it was my great fortune to be referred to Larry French.  My initial fears of how:  how much, how safe, how long were quickly answered and I am now a very happy homeowner in Baja.  Larry’s professionalism and more importantly, his knowledge of the laws, rules and requirements was spot on.  I didn’t have a lot of time to make multiple trips down to finalize my purchase, so Larry handled all the details.  When it was necessary for me to be present, he made sure that my time was valued, and no time was wasted in the process. 

He and his family have lived over ten years in Baja and in addition to his real estate knowledge he is more than willing to pass on recommendation form everything to where you get your oil changed to the best restaurants and wineries.

My family and I are in love with our Mexican getaway and we owe a great debt of gratitude to Larry.  I wholeheartedly recommend him to any interested buyer.

Kierian Kuklok, MD DDS

Poway, CA

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For years we have dreamed of owning a piece of coastal Baja California real estate. We had the fortune of meeting Larry French, Realtor, through some surfing connections and friends. Before the purchase took place, I asked Larry to put me on his email listing service to receive daily and weekly updates to what was available and what was selling on the Gold Coast, (we were primarily focused on locations from K38 to "Campo Lopez")

Larry knew every development in that area and showed us the best ones, with the best rental returns and which would allow for us to use the home when we so desired. From single family homes, to townhomes, to Villas and condos, Larry knew every detail. He has great local knowledge of activities to enjoy, including all the dining options and tricks and tips for entering and exiting Mexico.

Larry informed us of all the current activity in the HOA and guided us through a home inspection, helped us negotiate a great offer and then guided us through the long and detailed process of escrow in Mexico. This is a specialized process that requires the utmost attention to detail. The signing was scheduled in Tijuana at a convenient time. Larry reminded us of all the proper documents to bring to Mexico for the signing.

I'm a California real estate professional and have high expectations of those in the craft. Larry performed with acumen, and with an enthusiastic and jovial attitude. We are now proud owners of a Club Marena Villa and are grateful to have had Larry French's help every step of the way home.

Stefan Schermerhorn
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Buying property in a foreign country can be scary, and unexpected things come up.  You need a realtor you can rely on.  Larry French handled every little hiccup during our escrow with experience and skill, coming up with unique solutions when Mexico implemented some procedural changes.  Everything Larry told us to expect actually happened, and in the end, our investment was safe and we got the keys to our dream home!

Nina & Stephen Haynes

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We selected Larry French of the Baja Real Estate Group to work with us on the purchase of an oceanfront vacation home in Mexico. We highly recommend Larry for several reasons.

We have been contemplating such a purchase for several years and looked at properties with other brokers. The other brokers gave me the impression that they would not coordinate with other brokers and only showed their own listings. Larry represented us. He helped find what we were looking for. He recommended properties based on the value of the listing. Not based on who had the listing.

Larry's knowledge of the area is unsurpassed. He knows the neighborhoods. How much sun, how much wind and how much noise can be huge issues as well as the history and character of the developments. We are so happy with the fact that we listened to Larry’s recommendations on those issues. We realized later we were shown other properties at the time of day that best suited the property. Not so much the buyer.  If you want to be really happy with your decision to purchase you should use a realtor that represents your interests and knows all the not so obvious details about the properties you are looking at.

We bought 4 pieces of Real Estate last year and have a moderate understanding of the process in California. The process is quite different in Mexico and security of acquisition is Mr. French’s specialty. He never allowed our money be at risk and kept us informed throughout the purchase process. Larry overseas the whole thing and partners with professionals that specialize in the closing process. He also does a great job helping you understand the nuances of the process in Mexico. He had to repeat himself a few times but we are grateful for his patience.

Lastly there is the issue of not living near the property you are purchasing. Who handles phones, computers, gas, furnishings, improvements, insurance…. Larry has a guy for each of those and many more. His focus on service for his clients is unique and goes well beyond the sale.

I had a dream… Larry made it a reality.  The money was in my investment portfolio for years. Now my investment portfolio has a 10 million dollar view. I feel like I won the Lotto. No remorse on this purchase.  You know what I recommend you do. Now you know who to use to get it done.

Mark Mattingley

Laguna Beach, CA

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Gail and I purchased real estate in Rosarito last year and hope to do so again this year.  We are convinced that this area offers incredible investment opportunities for a cash buyer with a minimum tine horizon of 3-5 years.  But potential investors must understand that the real estate laws, regulations and practices in Mexico  are very different from the US  Selecting your realtor is even more important than careful selection of a specific property .  

We have known and worked with Larry French for more than ten years and have found him to be smart , knowledgeable and honest.  That combination of  qualities is unusual anywhere but here that combination here is very rare , perhaps bordering on unique . 

The bottom line is that we love Rosarito living and are very bullish on Rosarito real estate if the transaction is properly executed.  

- Joseph Mahoney - PA, USA

 

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My wife and I are here in Rosarito beach and wanted to dop you a note to thank you for all you did on to identify and aquire our beautiful oceanfront condo.

We've managed to make it to Rosarito every month since we bought, staying 10 days to two weeks each time. We're still reeling from the beautiful view from our condo and have made a few upgrades including painting, a granite kitchen, and all new furniture since you saw it last. This has been one of the best things we've ever done and we couldn't enjoy our little piece of paradise more.

We've also commented many times on the huge effort you put into closing the deal safely and legally for us. We really appreciate all you did.p>

- Gary Le Mon - AZ , USA

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I happen to have had the good luck to discover Baja after several trips to San Diego for professional meetings. While I fell in love with San Diego, after spending some time looking for possible real estate investments (?retirement?) I quickly learned that the value just was not there. A friend suggested a trip down to the Rosarito area, and I decided to take a look.

What I discovered was the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. The location is close enough to home to be comfortable, while the cultural differences make for an exotic adventure.

I have found the Mexican people to be incredibly welcoming, and have had less hassle buying in Baja than I had in ANY of my real estate dealings in the U.S.A. Larry French possessed incredible knowledge of the area and guided us through the entire sales process to ensure the safe & secure purchase of our dream home..

My wife and I have fallen in love with Baja, and have never experienced any
sense of threat or danger. The media seems to have sensationalized the situation and we feel quite safe and comfortable in Baja.

I have found the food, water and hygiene to be excellent in Baja, and look forward to many, many happy visits with friends and family. I have made numerous friends, and plan to make time in Baja a major aspect of my pre-retirement life!

I highly recommend Larry for his professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail. If you are considering a purchase in Baja he will make your search productive and successful.

- M. Louis van de Beek, MD -  PA, USA
 

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My realtor, Larry French of the Baja Real Estate Group, took service and knowledge to another level over any experience I have ever had in the states. He helped me bargain shop, completely oversaw the entire process, and set up some great contacts for my renovations and for getting myself settled in the area. He set up meetings with accountants, plumbers, furniture makers, mail delivery services, and much more. Moving to a foreign place can be overwhelming but having the right realtor, or in this case a great new found friend, can make all the difference in the world. 

If you are interested in renting or buying in Rosarito you can contact Larry on his website at www.bajacoastalrealestate.com. His knowledge, integrity and service will be a unique experience that will culminate in a very successful lifestyle investment.
 
- James Mound - FL, USA