Derek Carkner hails from Toronto, Canada and has been living and working in Puerto Vallarta for the last five years. He can ease you through the process of buying or selling a home with candid advice and a unique sense of humour. He has travelled extensively throughout Banderas Bay and would love to share its idyllic offerings with you. In his down time, he volunteers with local animal rescue organizations and has spearheaded fundraisers for a local children’s shelter and for the Vallarta Food Bank.

He has woven himself into Vallarta’s artistic community by performing onstage as an actor, singer, and pianist, including accompanying some of the city’s most popular singers. His writing and photography has been featured in Out & About Vallarta, Vivo Vallarta, and the PV Mirror. Looking to live in Paradise? Get in touch with Derek and see what his award-winning customer service can do for you!

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"My experience with Derek Carkner and the Ryan Donner team was incredible. The enthusiasm and attention to detail from start to finish was outstanding. He's creative, optimistic, and persistent. And he's honest. The closing meeting with the buyer and the team, which included an interpreter who went over every single page of the paperwork, was awesome."

Kateri Brown