Martha "Sissie" Beckhart
I absolutely adore the two Marthas, my realtors when I was searching for a home in San Miguel de Allende. They were professional, good-natured, kind and FUN to work with. I found the affordable place of my dreams in Guadalupe with their unwavering assistance and patience. I can't help but think of them both as friends in my adopted magical town.
We recently worked with Martha Beckhart of Caldwell Banker to purchase a home in San Miguel de Allende. What a delight she is to work with…she is extremely well informed about the legal, financial, and cultural ins and outs for a foreigner buying property in Mexico. Martha anticipates your questions and your needs, and goes the extra mile to make sure everything goes smoothly. She is totally professional, yet warm and caring. We can’t speak highly enough about working with Martha to make our San Miguel property dreams come true.
We contracted with the Marthas Team at Coldwell Banker to sell our condominium at el Secreto, because we believed we needed a real estate team that understood both the North American market and the Mexican market, in terms of potential buyers. Every step of the way, the Marthas Team kept us informed of the real estate trends in the area. As they predicted, February and March were the peak season, and only 4 months after we vacated our condominium, it sold. TheMarthas Team is a full-time, fully committed team, honest and professional in every way, -- besides being delightful people to work with. I would choose them again, in a minute.
When Pat and I were considering buying a house many of our friends who were full-time residents of SMA recommended Coldwell Banker SMART. Daniel Ortiz matched us with the "Marthas Team" in the agency. The "Marthas Team" consists of Martha (Sissie) Beckhart and her mother Martha. It was a great match andMartha (Sissie) Beckhart far exceeded our expectations.
The fact that both Marthas are completely bi-lingual gave us a great deal of confidence. We also observed that the "Marthas Team" team was regarded with respect and received full cooperation from other listing agents. This was important since in general, SMA does not have a formal multi-list system. During the process, Martha not only demonstrated her competence as an excellent realtor, but she became our ally and trusted friend.
Martha was recommended by some friends who had been thrilled with her help when they purchased their new home in San Miguel and so we asked her to list our large home in town and to assist us with finding a smaller home on the edge of centro. We could not have been happier with the service Martha provided. She sold our house in less than a month, helped us find our new house, which we love, and all went very smoothly. Martha is completely bilingual and handled everything completely professionally, supporting us throughout the process so we always felt that our best interests came first. We have had dealings with other realtors and realty companies in San Miguel in years past with whom we were less than satisfied but Martha and her company did everything possible to accommodate our requests and we never felt that we were being disrespected or that we were simply a means to a monetary end for an ambitious realtor. North Americans come to San Miguel to enjoy life and although purchasing or selling a home can be stressful, we wanted our real estate transaction to be a pleasant experience and Martha made that happen. She took pains to show us a number of houses that she thought would meet our needs, when we found the one we wanted, she negotiated with the sellers on our behalf, she took care of every detail to ensure that we were legally protected and she went beyond what one would consider her obligations, to follow up after the papers were signed. In addition to her professional skills, Martha is a lovely caring person, honest and trustworthy, someone we are grateful to know and will continue to call a friend.