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CB SMART Broker

Coldwell Banker SMART, has been awarded as the #1 Coldwell Banker Office in all of Mexico. Considered as the experts in the San Miguel de Allende luxury real estate industry, having represented and sold, some of the most exclusive properties in the area, as well as represented the Rosewood Residences San Miguel de Allende, the most luxurious residential development located in the heart of the city. Community sponsor's of our many nonprofit organizations and local cultural and art events.

 

 

 

broker@cbsmart.com.mx | c: 415-122-3352

 

  Martha A. Beckhart

Martha A. BeckhartMartha has been living in San Miguel de Allende for 23 years. She is a CPA and managed with her late husband their own travel agency, Mexico Horizon Holidays, for over 25 years, owning 15 offices throughout the country, and 2 offices in the United States (Washington D.C. and San Diego, California).

She was on the board of directors of the “Association of Executive Women in Travel’’, which is part of the “International Federation of Women in Travel’’. She has been involved in real estate during the past 14 years, and is very familiar with the San Miguel de Allende market. Martha is completely bilingual and bicultural. These experiences provided her with the education needed in servicing clients with a variety of needs and demands.
She has been awarded the TRC (Transnational Referral Certification), and is certified in all of the International Property Specialist courses (CIPS), including local markets, America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Finally, she has a certification on Investment and Financial Analysis. Martha’s integrity and dedication to customer service has earned the appreciation of countless of her clients and co-workers.

mab1033@coldwellbankersmart.com | c: 415-153-3198

 

Martha J. Beckhart

Martha J BeckhartTeam Leader for Coldwell Banker SMART, Martha—she also goes by her childhood nickname Sissie—incorporates her native bilingual skills working as easily with Mexican National clients as foreign clients. Raised in Mexico, Martha moved to Chicago for college, earning her B.S. and M.S. in Communications from Northwestern University, later working for her alma mater in management and project coordination roles in media and health information technology. Martha leverages those business skills—including her entrepreneurial background and customer service experience—working tirelessly to understand the value of her clients and their needs in all situations. Martha returned to Mexico in 2011, landing in San Miguel de Allende where her family has welcomed her many visits here for 22 years, providing her a unique long-term insight into the local community. Energetic and diplomatic, Martha’s bilingual skills and bicultural background prove a tremendous asset to clients as she continues a lifelong tradition of ensuring her clients’ every needs are met, developing repeat clientele based upon those warm relationships.

 

martha@coldwellbankersmart.com | c: 415-124-3977

 

  Greg Gunter

As an agent with Coldwell Banker Previews—focusing on the premier residential market—Greg offers a unique perspective to his clients, having designed and built his own $2.2 million USD luxury home in the United States. His award-winning home—named Colorado Home of the Year by Colorado Homes & Gardens magazine—was featured in the Wall St. Journal and The Denver Post, and boasted materials gathered from around the globe: Italy, France, Spain, England, and Belgium.

For the Mexican National or expat client exploring home ownership in San Miguel de Allende, Greg offers a fresh wealth of personal insight. After an initial visit to San Miguel in 2001, he bought land here in 2006 and can share his insight into designing & building a new Spanish Colonial style home in San Miguel, as well as extensive business, legal, and lifestyle insights crucial to enjoying your time in San Miguel.

With nearly forty years experience in real estate—he began as a homebuilder in 1974—Greg split his professional career between residential and commercial development. An architect with an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and a small, infill developer in California, he invested a quarter of a century in commercial retail real estate—including retail brokerage—and was part of the development team responsible for landmark U.S. retail projects like the $625 million USD Academy Awards’ venue, Hollywood & Highland. Greg later cofounded a retail development services firm involved with the development of internationally renowned U.S. shopping meccas from The Forum Shops in Las Vegas to Houston Galleria, housing luxury tenants like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci and other premier brands.

An active member of the community, Greg pens a social column for our local bilingual newspaper, Atención—a fund-raiser for the bilingual library—and has served as both volunteer and board member with numerous local charities. He writes thriller novels in his spare time, and promises visitors an equally thrilling tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site we call home: San Miguel de Allende.

 

greg@coldwellbankersmart.com | c: 415-124-3977 usa: 877-878-4141

 

  Fabian Ramirez 

A local native—born and raised here—Fabian has witnessed San Miguel’s evolution into a world-class destination and provides an in-depth insight into the local neighborhoods and their unique differences. With strong family connections in local real estate, Fabian combines his San Miguel real estate knowledge with a business management background, armed with a Business Administration degree from the Tecnológico de Monterrey

 

After a stint within the real estate division of Coca-Cola’s Querétaro division, Fabian earned national certification as a licensed investment broker, and worked with nationwide investment firm Actinver Investment Group, where he specialized in investments with high-net-worth clients, providing ideal insight into real estate investors’ needs.

A traveler and adventurer, Fabian developed bilingual fluency living and working in central and southern California. He enjoys traveling to Italy, and spends his free time at the gym and playing racquetball.

fabian@coldwellbankersmart.com | c: 415-122-3264

 

  Jim Dobson-Kelley

Jim has fully embraced and thoroughly enjoys being a Sanmiguelense. His first excursion to San Miguel de Allende in 2002 resulted in multiple visits each year until his move here in 2011.  He bought his first property in 2005, a lot, and is working on plans to build that dream home. In 2008 Jim purchased another property which also contains rental casitas.

A native of Kansas, Jim holds a B.A. in Communication from Fort Hays State University and an M.B.A. from Baker University. His professional background spans advertising, ownership in retail and wholesale/manufacturing, non-profit, and business consulting for start-ups and expansion. Prior to relocating to San Miguel de Allende, Jim was an adjunct instructor of Business and Marketing at Butler Community College, and also Director of Visitor Services, Marketing, and Sales for Exploration Place: The Sedgwick County Science Center.

Being a homeowner and landlord here in San Miguel, Jim understands the process and unique environment of real estate in Mexico. Jim listens to his clients and has the ability to view a property through the eyes of each client with their unique and specific needs in mind. As a complimentary service, he brings the skills of a professional designer to help stage your home to emphasize the best features and make it appealing to the most buyers.

An avid dog-lover with three chow chows, Jim supports local animal organizations. He is also involved in the community, lending support to human rights, health and welfare, and cultural organizations. You just might see him enjoying the opera or tending bar at a charity event!

Jim is looking forward to working with you.

jim@coldwellbankersmart.com | c: 415-124-6494

 

Ivy del Pozzo

Awarded membership in the International President's Circle and the Sterling and Diamond Society of Coldwell Banker.

Certified Global Luxury Specialist. 

Within a successful career that has been exclusively devoted to customer care and sales of one of a kind product, Ivy first received her real estate license in the 1970’s when she was a part of the early growth of the metro Atlanta area and was recently awarded membership in the International Diamond Society of Coldwell Banker. This distinguished membership is awarded to the top 11% of the more than 120,000 sales associates worldwide.

Her love of the Mexican culture, as well as a strong desire to make a difference, brought her to the highlands of Chiapas more than 25 years ago. Ivy’s ability to connect with people and her skills at conflict resolution led her to work in Indian Human Rights and the preservation of the rainforest. Her Spanish language skills were developed at this time and are today important cornerstones enabling her to work on a bilingual basis.

Today, Ivy’s natural ability to hear people’s needs, be they buyers or sellers, have earned her the “Top Producer of 2014” for Coldwell Banker SMART which makes Ivy the perfect bridge between the client who is looking for the opportunity to Live the Dream and the seller with the Dream Home.

Ivy’s desire to be of service continues with her “Pay It Forward” program where she gives 10% of her commission to each client’s favorite charity through which even many more dreams are fulfilled.

ivy@coldwellbankersmart.com | c415-107-4444

Genny Cisneros

Genny CisnerosGenny Cisneros was born in Guadalajara. She spent most of her life in Tapalpa, a small and charming town high in the mountains of Jalisco where she started a real estate company. After 22 years she decided to move to San Miguel de Allende as a way of renewing her life. She was attracted by the city´s rich history, strategic location and artistic environment. Shortly after arriving in San Miguel she joined the Coldell Banker SMART team. She is happy to be part of a group of professionals and to have the opportunity to meet and assist people in the process of selling/buying their property. She hopes that by combining her knowledge and experience with her easy going attitude and warm demeanor she can help her clients have a wonderful experience.

genny@coldwellbankersmart.com | c: 415-114-0718

 

  Edward Flume

Edward FlumeEdward Flume has had a lifelong love of Mexico and has been a frequent visitor since 1971 and a full time resident in Mexico for over 22 years since 1991, and in San Miguel de Allende since 1997. Originally from San Antonio Texas, he has a degree in Latin American Studies & in Spanish from the University of Texas in Austin. Fluent in Spanish and a naturalized Mexican citizen while retaining his American citizenship Ed is bilingual and bicultural. Ed began his real estate career in 1973 first in Brokerage & later in Residential, Commercial, and Subdivision Development in both Texas & Mexico. Ed & his wife, Martha are very active in the local San Miguel community. Over the years they have built and sold 13 luxury homes in San Miguel, and have developed several residential land projects. Ed is imminently qualified to help you with all of your real estate needs in San Miguel de Allende.

eflume@coldwellbankersmart.com | c: 415-103-0528

 

Danna Lazcano

Danna was born and raised in Mexico City and has spent the last 22 years in the State of Guanajuato. In 2009 she moved to San Miguel de Allende and began her Real Estate career where her skills in customer service and closing coordination allowed her to become part of the sales team of Coldwell Banker SMART. After living in the United States, Danna is fluent in English and Spanish allowing her to efficiently represent all clients in San Miguel de Allende whether buying or selling. Danna listens and understands her clients needs which enable her to present her clients with all the right alternatives. She is happily married and is an active member of San Miguel’s Real Estate community.

 

danna@coldwellbankersmart.com | c415-153-0840

 

Malula Sánchez

Malula Sanchez is a native Mexican originally from San Luis Potosi. She has a wealth of varied experience as a result of living in different countries including Australia, England, Spain and The United States. After living abroad for more than 10 years, missing her culture and traditions, she returned to her native Mexico in 2012. She settled in San Miguel de Allende, a city that maintains an authentic lifestyle and multicultural richness.

Her background as a lawyer led her to work in Notary Public and Real Estate development. This experience enhanced her legal skills with a deep and detailed specialty in real estate. In addition to these skills, Malula is also a Life and Emotional coach. Having this certification gives her the tools to help identify the needs of her customers. This creates an ideal combination to help prospective clients make the right decision in acquiring or selling of real estate.

Malula has warm and excellent communication skills, speaking her native Spanish but also English and Catalan, promoting a clear interaction with her customers that puts them at ease. She accompanies them during every step of this important process, giving them confidence, support and security in order to feel happy and satisfied with their decision.

 

malula@coldwellbankersmart.com | c415-566-4781

 

Orlando Castillo

Orlando Castillo and Jim Dobson-Kelley are "YOUR HOME TEAM". Orlando proudly Sanmiguelense from birth, has witnessed the growth and development of San Miguel in all aspects, valuing the bicultural social environment of this city.

 

He has a Bachelor of Business Administration. Also the experiences of having lived part of his life in the United States, which has given him fluency in the English language, and having worked for many years in one of the renowned international prestigious hotels in Mexico, provided the necessary skills for direct dealings with clients, knowing their needs and offering a quality service for both Mexican and foreign clients.

 

The cultural events, the sunsets, his family and walking through the streets of this magical town, are some of the things he most enjoy of living in this magical town.

 

Orlando is happy and delighted with the opportunity to work with you!

 

orlando@coldwellbankersmart.com | c415-566-0929

 

Cristina Valencia

Born and raised in Mexico City, with a degree in Veterinary Medicine, surrounded by horses all her life and an animal lover.

 

She has been living in San Miguel for almost 20 years forming a family and living in the country.

 

All this gives her a great disposition to help you on your search for any property in and around San Miguel, both in the city or in the countryside.

 

Bilingual, bicultural from her mother’s Canadian side, you will find a warm, honest person with excellent knowledge of the country living to guide you and make your country life experience easy and happy.

 

During her free time she enjoys riding and traveling with her family.

 

cristina@coldwellbankersmart.com | c415-151-0279

 

Pilar Lino

After closing many real estate deals in Arizona and Mexico City, Pilar moved to San Miguel convinced that this is THE moment to invest and enjoy life in one of the most wonderful cities of the world.

If you have the right agent on your side, Pilar says, you will not only discover the beauty of San Miguel but you will make the right decision for you and your family.

 

People that know Pilar think she is honest, hardworking personable,friendly and engaging person Pilar's passion is to invest, remodel enjoy and sell real estate. She speaks English, Spanish and Italian.

 

On Italian heritage, Pilar was born in Mexico City, were she studied psychology, and lived in Scottsdale, Arizona before moving to San Miguel.

 

pilar@coldwellbankersmart.com | c415-125-7272

 

Karen Beckhart

A native from Pittsburgh, Karen holds a B.A. from Boston University with degrees in Economics and Spanish. Karen had the fortune to meet a wonderful guy that whisked her away to Mexico for “a few years”. That turned into 27! Karen and her husband lived and raised their three children between Mexico and Venezuela, and through those years, visiting San Miguel on a regular basis, developing a warmth for the colonial city. They have been home owners here for several years.


Karen has an entrepreneurial spirit. After years in the banking industry and a move to Mexico, she began an in-house cooking school called Karen’s Kitchen, where she taught the expatriate community culinary delights for nearly 10 years. A job opportunity moved the family to San Antonio, TX, and Karen decided it was time to take her love of decorating to the next phase. She began Beckhart Interiors, a Professional Luxury Home Staging business where she successfully worked with Realtors and Clients staging homes from $1,000,000 to $4,000,000 USD. Karen holds two staging designations; a Certified Staging Professional (CSP) and the Accredited Staging Professional (ASP). She is also a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) in San Antonio.

Through constant work with Realtors, Karen recognized that for most people, a home is their largest purchase and biggest asset, and decided to take things to the next level. Karen holds a Real Estate License in Texas and works both in San Miguel and San Antonio, bridging the two cities. Customer relationships are her strong point. Karen will join forces with both Martha and Sissie to create a unique Team in colonial San Miguel.

Karen is fully bilingual and bicultural. She enjoys reading, traveling, continued education, and loves to cook and entretain for her family and friends. 

 

karen@coldwellbankersmart.com | c415-125-8716

 

Andrés Lodieu

Born in Mexico City, Andrés has a degree in Administration from ITAM and he latter studied Human Development and Gestalt Psychotherapy. His Argentinian father and Mexican mother make him always be interested in traveling and getting to know new cultures. He was born and raised in Mexico City until he was 30 years old.

 

After they´ve got married, her wife and Andrés decided to move to San Miguel de Allende as a place to raise a family. Andrés took very little time to fall in love with the City and its people. A year and a half ago, they finished the construction of their house in San Miguel and now they have two children.

 

Andrés is passionate about Human Development, he loves to learn new subjects at workshops, trainings and books, but more than anything, he prefers to discover new ways of seeing the world through the eyes of other people. For 12 years he has deliver workshops, courses and conferences throughout the country.

 

Those 12 years dedicated to serving people as Life Coach and Consultant in Human Development, have taught Andrew to listen beyond words, putting himself in the place of others and understand their needs. Those skills make him a careful, generous and cheerful agent that will undoubtedly help you in your buying or selling process.

 

Andrés knows how to team up with the other agents and will be able to perform in English and Spanish when needed.

 

He is passionate about soccer and traveling with his family to the beach.

 

andres@coldwellbankersmart.com | c: 555-455-4901