CALM, CLEAR and CREATIVE, Hal’s desire is to be a DIFFERENT kind of Real Estate Agent and to build lasting relationships with INTEGRITY.
With 15 plus years of living in Mexico, Mexican home renovation and the Lake Chapala real estate market, Hal understands the needs and goals of his clients.
His design background perfectly suits showcasing and selling your unique home.
Hal operated a successful home renovation company North of the Border. His background in corporate staging with heavy hitters like Home Depot and Kohler along with a keen design esthetic helped transform many an ugly duckling house into a stylish swan.
A Canadian by birth, Hal spent time in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, numerous Caribbean Islands, and Italy before settling here in Mexico. “The joy in this corner of Mexico is almost palpable and unlike any place I have ever found”.
Hal and his longtime partner Thomas divide their time between their primary residence in Ajijic and a home on the nearby Pacific Coast.
Hal’s believes, “Step one is helping you decide if Lake Chapala is your place. Then what corner of our community best suits you. Once those decisions have been made, your perfect home will call to you. “My job is to help you find it and listen.”
“Hal is not just a realtor. He is a mindful, kind, intelligent person who brings his life experiences to assisting people in buying and selling properties. After owning properties in three countries, we feel honored to have a realtor with Hal’s integrity, skill, and rare ability to negotiate a “win-win” sale for all parties. Thank you, Hal Forsyth.” Mikala & Meghan (Buyers 2023)
“I have recently sold my home in Canacinta at full asking price. Hal Forsyth, my agent, not only sold my property in 10 days but he was creative and punctual in every moment. His video tour really captured the essence of my home helping it to be seen in the best light possible.
All in all, it was a pleasure to work with Hal. I highly recommend Hal and would never use any other agent lakeside. Thank you, Hal!” – Oscar Farias (seller)June 2023
Thanks to all of you for making our purchase so effortless. You’re all AMAZING
Hal was the listing agent for a home that my husband and I wanted to see. Hal arranged for us to see other homes as well. At the appointed time, Hal picked us up from the rental where we were staying. Hal was super friendly and shared his knowledge of Ajijic as we drove through the town. Hal took the time to get to know us and we truly felt that Hal was interested in building a relationship with us, rather than just selling us a house.
It was love at first sight when we toured the home we originally wanted to see. With Hal’s calm and solution-oriented approach, we overcame some interesting challenges; our offer was accepted. Hal’s long term relationship with the seller was absolutely crucial to our success. In short, we sailed effortlessly through a perfectly scheduled closing. I’m typing this in my new home; I’m pinching myself. Hal, and the team at Lake Chapala Real Estate surpassed our every expectation and made buying our dream home in Mexico just the first step in our adventure. We couldn’t be happier to have Hal and his team as our friends. Thank you Hal, thank you and the team, sincerely!
-Bruce S and Ron C (Buyer’s June 2023)
“It has been an upmost pleasure for me to have you as my agent on Hacienda Margarita. I knew you were the BEST man for the job and that has proven to be true. I admire you as a decent human being, as a professional and a man of his word. With gratitude” – Margaret Ancira (Seller 2023)
“Please put this review on your internet as I cannot personally thank you enough for the superb way you handled the long-distance sale of my house. Your video including local restaurants, activities available, amenities and the tasteful & beautiful photography allowed the contract to be signed in two days after listing. Your over the top extra help with Power-of -Attorney, Notaria legal work and bank bureaucracy was equaled by your courtesy & integrity. I am happy that we have become friends and would be delighted to recommend you to anyone.”
-Sarah Taleen Smith
“We’ve known Hal for upwards of 12 years & had always been impressed by his business acumen & integrity. When he joined the impressive team at Lake Chapala Real Estate & we were selling our two Lakeside homes, it was a “no brainer” as to which realtor to select to execute those sales! Not only did Hal pick the right price point, but also his professional marketing strategy, enabled us to sell both homes quickly &, in the case of one, over the asking price. Backed by the superb administrative team of LCRE, the whole process was effortless & stress free! Another job well done!”
– Elaine Kellaway (Seller December 2022)
“I was fortunate to meet and engage Hal as my Realtor.
Hal was a delight to work with, honest, helpful and efficient.
I got more for my home than I would have expected and could not have navigated the sale of my house without him” – Dana Praitis (Seller July 2022)
“Hal actually listened to what we were looking for. He found the perfect fit for us, worked on our timeline and our budget and made the whole process fun. We nicknamed him the “energizer bunny” always on the go and on top of new listings”
– James and Kimberly Coyle (Ecstatic Buyers)
“Hal is EVERYTHING one could ask for in a Real Estate Agent, PLUS just a WONDERFUL human being!”
– Mark Harper & Brian Fackler (Home Buyers)
“Hal impressed us immediately by his enthusiasm and professionalism. He inspires trust through his comprehensive knowledge of local real estate and wide experience.
We are truly excited to be working with such an engaging and knowledgeable realtor!”
– Bill Crowder & John Boothby
“Buying real estate in Mexico is a daunting experience. Hal alleviated our stress thru sharing his deep knowledge about Lakeside, by demonstrating enormous patience with our whims and endless questions, and by providing us with simple and understandable explanations of the buying process. We have worked with many realtors over our lifetime, just wish everyone one of them had been like Hal. He is simply the best person and realtor we have had the pleasure to work with.”
– Colleen Murphy and Chrisan Herrod (Buyers May 2022)
“Hal Forsyth was able to sell our property quickly. He worked with us every step of the way, and ALL questions were answered. Because of his professionalism, knowledge and honesty the entire process was a positive and successful experience.”
– Mary Ellen McCann
- Office : 376-766-4530 or 4540
- Mobile : 331-407-1917
- US Phone Line : 321-327-9281