Zillow is a web portal and mobile app for real estate information and services. It was founded in 2006. Zillow publishes a broad variety of data about homes and real estate transactions, including photos and maps.
The site helps users track down details on more than 110 million homes in the U.S., many of which are not publicly listed on traditional multiple listing services (MLS). Zillow has been rapidly expanding its local markets throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
At this moment Zillow does not operate in Mexico.
Property Finders: Warning For México
Mexican nationals, as part of business culture, prefer to sell on their own. This does not mean that the sale is safe for the buyer (in some cases). That's why if you don't know about the Mexican legislation, avoid working directly with the owner without any support.
Also is important to know that Real Estate Legislation in México is not as strong as in the US. So if you find a problem, and you don't have the support of a Real Estate Agency with experience in México, you will find yourself in a legal problem. This can take years to be solved: MEXICO HAS A VERY VERY VERY SLOW LEGAL SYSTEM.
What Are The Most Popular Property Finders in México?
There are different alternatives to Zillow that provide information on properties for sale in México, most of them are free for the buyers but with a cost for sellers and agencies.
Some examples of these websites are:
The suggestion is when you find a home/condo/land that you like, is ask your Real Estate Agent in Mexico to contact the owner, prepare a formal offer to purchase, review documents and make a physical inspection of the property.
Facebook Market Place in Puerto Vallarta
A new option to search for properties in México is offered by Facebook. You can search through Facebook Marketplace (FB Marketplace) directly through your FB account.
FB Marketplace is a new option to buy and sell directly through Facebook. You can find homes, cars, clothes or anything else that could be interesting for you.
In this case, you should take the same advice and avoid working on your own directly with the owner.
MLS system in Puerto Vallarta
The MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is a computer-based system designed to provide other real estate professionals with information on properties for sale.
In Mexico is some cities that have a strong Association of Realtors. Puerto Vallarta has a strong association and all the agencies share listing in one portal. You can get access here: MLS Access
If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, or Bahía de Banderas, you can contact us to give you all the support you need to get the best value for your investment.
-Your Mexico Real Estate Expert.