San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and Surrounding Area
Ricardo Vidargas was born, and raised, in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. In 1997, Ricardo returned to San Miguel from a successful New York City photography business to restructure and administrate Instituto Allende’s photography department. During this time period, Ricardo also managed the Marketing Department of Dotty Vidargas Real Estate, founded in the early 60’s by Dotty Vidargas, San Miguel de Allende’s first Realtor. Dotty Vidargas joined AMPI in 2003, the year AMPI was introduced to San Miguel, and Ricardo became a certified AMPI member in 2008. Ricardo is presently the owner of Dotty Vidargas Real Estate, President of AMPI’s Fund Raising Committee and President of Va Por San Miguel de Allende, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of San Miguel’s natural and cultural heritage.
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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and Surrounding Area
Harriet Cochran Murray, Director of Cochran Real Estate, is a seasoned Real Estate professional both here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in the United States. Harriet has served in many capacities as a board member for the local Real Estate Association AMPI (AMPI is the National Association of Real Estate Professionals). She is also a member of FIABCI, NAR in the United States and a proud member of CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), a designation of NAR. Harriet’s expertise and experience in the Real Estate and especially in the Mexican market makes her Viewpoint blog articles both informational and intriguing. Harriet is a Buyer’s Agent who specializes in getting the best deal on the right property for her clients.
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JOHN K. GLAAB, CIPS*, DIRECTOR of INTERNATIONAL MARKETING: Born in Canada, John was educated at the School of Communication and Business administration, Michigan State University. He is a specialist in international marketing, advertising, media relations, fund raising, government and public relations, background in both public and private sectors and not for profit organizations. He is a patron of Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific (United World College) Memberships: Founding member of Los Cabos Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals(AMPI), National Association of Realtors – He is active in the Global Business Alliances Group.. Designated by NAR® as a certified International Property Specialist, (CIPS*). John is responsible for creating and maintaining positive relationships with the real estate industry on the local, national and international levels. He is an active participant in NAR® meetings and conferences. John’s articles on real estate have been widely published. Languages: English (some Spanish and French) – “SERVING THE MEXICAN REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY SINCE 1991“