With over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, Raul Gonzalez is one of the most experienced agents at Lake Chapala Real Estate and he is also one of our top-producing agents.

Raul’s infectious playfulness and sense of humor make him a joy to work with. His ability to make people laugh puts his clients at ease, allowing them to fully enjoy the home-buying process. Besides being a trusted advisor to his clients, he often becomes their friend. He understands that buying or selling a home can be a stressful process, and he goes the extra mile to ensure that his clients feel supported and well-informed every step of the way. Raul takes the time to listen to his clients’ needs and concerns, and he provides them with honest and expert advice that they can trust. His commitment to his clients goes far beyond the transaction – he is always available to answer questions and offer guidance, even after the deal has closed. It’s no wonder that Raul has built such a loyal following of satisfied clients over the years.

Raul’s impressive track record speaks for itself, thanks to his unwavering commitment to excellence. He speaks English, Spanish fluently ( basic French & Italian), which allows him to communicate seamlessly with clients from around the world while introducing them to his beloved Mexico. Raul is also well-versed in design and construction, and has even built his own home and renovated a couple of homes as well. In the process he acquired extensive knowledge of Mexican construction techniques.

For Raul, real estate is not just a job, it’s his career and his passion. He is dedicated to providing excellent support to his clients throughout every step of the buying and selling process, ensuring their needs are met and their expectations exceeded.

Raul’s talents go beyond real estate. He has a passion for art and music and enjoys watching tennis tournaments (Wimbledon, Roland Garros, US OPEN, etc) when he’s not working hard to find his clients their dream homes.


I always wanted to retire in Mexico, but couldn’t tolerate the coastal humidity. Someone suggested I check out the Lakeside area with its wonderful lakeside weather and she highly recommended her realtor Raul. When I arrived, I knew I wanted to live lakeside. Raul showed us around all the neighborhoods. He seemed to know the area and so many people who lived here. He asked us what we wanted in a house and showed us what was available with our criteria and in our price range.
The more I worked with Raul, the more I liked him. He was charming and funny, while being responsible, knowledgeable, straight forward, and efficient. Even though we didn’t purchase a home on that trip, we kept working with Raul remotely. We would both check daily for new listings. I was in Chicago, while he was lakeside. It wasn’t easy to find a home with a pool, ranch style, with a bathtub, in a secure neighborhood. We both saw one that I liked, but it was overpriced. We continued to look and ones that were worth seeing, he would go to that property and he would tour the house using his cell phone as a camera to show me all the important features of the home.
Then a miracle happened. The house I liked that was overpriced, suddenly greatly reduced the price to a reasonable amount. Raul rushed over to the house and did one of his cell phone tours. He always knows how to check all the areas that a home inspector would. I loved it and Raul put together a plan for me to get it. We decided to offer $1000 over asking price to get it in case someone else came along with a full asking price offer. The seller was given a time limit to accept or reject the offer. I was pleased she accepted it.
I couldn’t move in right away because I still had to sell my home in the states. While I was away, Raul and Troy Meadows, both from Lake Chapala Real Estate, would check in on my property. They set up a security camera, removed swallow nests and cleaned up their mess, and regularly checked that everything was secure. They even made sure the gardener and pool man were doing their jobs. This eased my mind until we were ready to move.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Raul’s professional work. His job doesn’t end at the closing, but he will continue to help you with getting settled into living in your new home and a new country.
Jan Yohe, ecstatic one year resident in the fracc Vista Del Lago, Chapala. January, 2024

“We are writing this letter of recommendation for Raul Gonzalez to let prospective clients of his know how happy we are with the professionalism he showed in the handling of the sale of our home in Arroyo Alto, Ajijic. He showed that his experience gained from 15+ years in the real estate business in the area is beyond words. Every step of the way he kept us informed on all minor and major developments. We highly recommend him. Also, this letter was not solicited by Raul in any way.

C.H. Ross & I.R. Ross“


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