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The Lake Chapala Real Estate Team

Our Team

Marvin Golden (Broker)

Marvin Golden and his wife, Barbara Mercik, left Canada in 2000 for a year-long adventure traveling through the US and Mexico. Their final destination was Ajijic, Mexico, on the shore of Mexico’s largest lake and, Lake Chapala, an area rumored to have some of the…

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  • Mobile : 331-223-9014
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Barbara Mercik – Manager

Barbara Mercik and her husband, Marvin Golden, left Canada in 2000 for a year-long adventure traveling through the US and Mexico. Their final destination was Ajijic, Mexico, on the shore of Mexico’s largest lake and, Lake Chapala, an area rumored to have some of the…

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  • Mobile : 331-149-8950
  • Fax : 376-766-1706

Alejandra Lazcano

Alejandra was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and raised in Ajijic by her parents, her Dad originally from Ajijic and her Mother was from Arandas, Jalisco. Through high school her studies were at different schools in Chapala, then in 1995 Alejandra moved to Guadalajara to study…

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  • Mobile : 331-537-8437
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Ana Kabande

Ana was born in Guadalajara where her twin boys are currently living and attending university. She moved to Ajijic in 2005 and shortly thereafter, started working for Focus On Mexico, a local company that helps foreigners move to Mexico through learning adventures. She also maintains…

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  • Mobile : 331-862-2820
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Claudette Champagne

A seasoned Canadian real estate agent of over 32 years in the Toronto residential carriage and boutique income properties, Claudette brings not only her polished sales skills but an excellent eye for renovation projects – hers and her clients. Retirement was not in the cards…

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  • Mobile : 331-418-1716
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Dwight McLelland

Originally from the Great White North, Calgary, Canada, Dwight’s main purpose has always been “Helping YOU”. Whether it’s been thirty years as a Doctor of Chiropractic, seven years as a Franchise Business owner or twelve years as a REALTOR®, investor, home stager and renovator, Dwight’s…

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  • Mobile : 333-570-2632
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Eva Valladares

We are very proud of Eva’s success and advancement. She began as the backbone of the agency as our Receptionist with her warm and welcoming first impression the minute you walk in. Then as our Administrator, co-ordinating office activity, advising clients and expertly prepares for…

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  • Mobile : 333-108-6151
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Federico Del Toro

Growing up in Guadalajara and living and working in the US has given Federico insight into the cultural characteristics of both countries. Oregon and California were home to Federico for 25 years before returning to this area. Federico draws on his experiences to help you…

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  • Mobile : 331-881-3199
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Judit Rajhathy

Judit was born in Budapest Hungary but emigrated with her family to Canada during the 1956 Revolution. She attended Carleton University in Ottawa and moved to Nova Scotia where she raised her family. It was during this time that Judit became an active part of…

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  • Mobile : 331-395-9849
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Karen Herrtwich

In 1992, Karen and her husband, Spencer, moved to Ajijic from the Toronto area in search of a better life. Anyone who lives in Canada would understand that climate was a huge drawing card! Karen has accomplished many things while enjoying life in Mexico, from…

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  • Mobile : 333-100-1336
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Keith Lester

Keith and his wife, Linda, moved to Lakeside in 2014, after having vacationed here for a number of years. He was first licenced as a real estate broker and notary public in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1978.  Most of his working life has involved residential housing…

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  • Mobile : 331-110-1438
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Linda Bissonnette

Linda has been an adventurer all her life. Recently pulling up roots and leaving life in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is proud of her sales association with  Sotheby’s International Realty but paradise called! Linda heeded the call and headed south to Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.…

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  • Mobile : 333-393-9540
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Linda Freeman

Linda Freeman Born and raised in Montreal Canada, Linda graduated from Concordia University She then went on to work for several years in the airline industry, thus enjoying the opportunity to travel extensively. Linda first began Real Estate in 1988 with Royal Lepage and enjoyed…

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  • Mobile : 333-661-6386
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Lupita Campbell

Lupita moved to Lake Chapala several years ago for an early retirement and enjoy the peaceful life and fantastic weather that Lake Chapala has to offer. With almost 25 years as one of the top real estate agents in Phoenix, AZ, real estate is in…

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  • Mobile : 333-808-3537
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Maggie Quiroz

Margartia Quiroz Acosta was born in Culiacan Sinaloa, in the northwest of Mexico. She studied Education at Escuela Normal de Sinaloa, graduating when she was only 18 years old. Her teaching career began at the State of Puebla, as a part of the Federal System…

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Michaela Sirbu

Michaela moved to Ajijic in 2010 from London, Ontario, after attending a Focus on Mexico tour group.  She is a Pilates, Yoga, and Theta Healing Instructor and her passion is helping people live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. “Ajijic is one of the most beautiful places…

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Mónico Gutierrez Tejeda

Mónico was born and raised in Chapala, Jalisco. He has a beautiful wife, 2 daughters and three dogs. Mónico has a degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources. He worked in one of the biggest chain stores in Chapala as well as maintaining his…

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Pablo Del Toro

Pablo grew up in Guadalajara until age 17, moved to Aurora Illinois were he graduated from high school and attended college for 1 year. He worked for many years in the auto parts business, then in 1997 became a licensed investment and securities agent working…

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  • Mobile : 331-709-8941
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Patricia Loyola

People call me Patt and I was born and raised in Celaya, Guanajuato, I earned my Architect degree. I have many years of sales experience sold Real State in Guadalajara, I have also owned a Construction Company for 10 years successful. I am blessed to…

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  • Mobile : 331-772-5830
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Pepé Mora

Pepe is an active architect a native of Chapala, ever since he was a child he always managed to discover new houses and buildings, perhaps of his natural born attraction to architecture and design. He grew up in the family business where he learned the…

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Raul Gonzalez

A Guadalajara native, Raul Gonzalez was raised and educated in México City where he obtained a degree as a Chemical Engineer. His successes working with BF Goodrich led to marketing opportunities, forming a background for diverse free-lance work and business ownership experience before electing Real…

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Shelley Armstrong

Shelley was born and raised north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After graduating from college with a degree in Interior Design she relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia then Toronto before settling in London Ontario. In 2011 she made the move to Chapala, Mexico. Here she was…

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  • Mobile : 331-079-5545
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Sherry Carter

Sherry was born and raised in El Paso, Texas where she first fell in love with Mexico and the Mexican people. She moved to the Lake Chapala area fulfilling my goal to retire in “paradise”. Sherry had planned to retire, but after selling homes for…

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  • Mobile : 333-408-4939
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Thomas Hellyer

Thomas Hellyer is considered to be a bi-cultural expert with a strong analytical aptitude combined with a calm, forthright, and honest demeanor. His command of the Spanish language and the intricacies of Mexican real estate make him an ideal person to guide you through the…

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  • Mobile : 331-193-9637
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Trudie Nelson

A 15yr resident at Lakeside, originally from Toronto. Graduate interior designer. She and her husband have renovated and built many homes. She brings the unique experience and expertise to share with you. Trudie is deeply involved in the community, with time and contributions to education…

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  • Mobile : 331-074-3308
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STAFF – Jennifer Hernandez – Website Administrator

Jennifer is our resident rock – no matter how busy it gets in the office, Jenni´s, warmth, calm influence and wonderful ability to multi-task keeps everyone and everything well managed. Jenni spent most of her youth in California and speaks perfect English and Spanish. A…

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