MX Phone: 415.185.8311 or 415.185.8407

US & Canada Phone: 1 (214) 550.4898

Charles Thomas

Charles Thomas has been described as an “advocate for his clients” for good reason - he brings to every interaction a sincere desire to serve the needs of his clients. Of equal importance, however, is his extensive background in leadership, customer service, audit, marketing and negotiations, all of which are ideally suited to the intricate process of purchasing or selling a home in a foreign country. In addition, having lived in San Miguel since 2004 has provided him with unique insight into the evolving real estate market.

Charles’ career history includes 20+ years in banking, finance and operations. He eventually left his position as a Vice President of a multi-national financial institution and took early retirement. Shortly thereafter he moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to San Miguel de Allende, and has never looked back.

When Charles is not working with clients he donates his time to support local charitable organizations, which provide housing for the poor in rural communities and other services for the disadvantaged. He is also a member of AMPI, the local professional real estate organization.

In addition to home design, his hobbies include gardening, cooking, travel and writing.

Testimonials

We have had the opportunity to work with Charles Thomas from Realty San Miguel twice in the last 3 years. First in February 2016, when he was the listing agent of the home we eventually purchased and, more recently, as the listing agent for the same house that we were now in the market to sell. His level of attentiveness, market awareness, follow up and general demeanor has been exemplary. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the results of his service. We highly recommend his services to anyone looking to purchase a permanent home, second home or rental property here in San Miguel de Allende. You will not be disappointed.
It’s always wise to select the best person for the job and when it comes to real estate Charles Thomas is the agent to have represent you. When I purchased my home Charles represented the seller and it was in that setting I was introduced to him and his company Realty San Miguel. I observed the professional attention and genuine care he showed the very elderly couple which was not only impressive but unusual in a turn and burn profession. Always measured, extremely polite and completely knowledgeable on all things real estate you’ll find Charles to above all the rest. As an American who’s resided in Mexico for many years he offers a command for the language but more than that, years of experience with a reputation as the best of the best in a small town of casual and overnight real estate agents. When I elected to sell my home I was naturally inclined to use the agent that served me in buying my home but there was no doubt I would be best served to have Charles Thomas handle and represent me. I was grateful to have him hold my hand from our first meeting to the final closing which was all managed smoothly and without a hitch. By fitting me in between Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays my closing was swift and complete within two weeks and monies were in my US bank in less than 24 hours. I’m not sure any real estate agent, American or Mexican, could have handled the negotiation and final closing as efficiently, effortlessly and expertly as Charles Thomas. I can’t say enough about the company Realty San Miguel but I will forever sing the praises of the only agent I can recommend to handle your needs as an American in Mexico. If your plan is to buy or sell a home in San Miguel, don’t give it another thought, Charles Thomas is the best and safest bet!
Working with Charles has been an absolute pleasure. My partner and I reside in different countries and it was clear he would be unable to be present at the closing. Thanks to Charles’ research, we were able to obtain a Power of Attorney at the Mexican Consulate in his home country in order for me to sign the closing papers for him. Had Charles not been so diligent, it might have been quite a different story. I found him to be thorough, very responsive, and a joy to work with - this has been the smoothest deal I have ever taken part in, and as a real estate professional here in the US, that’s saying something!
It wasn't easy coming to the decision to sell our family house in Mexico. When we were ready Realty San Miguel was chosen to list the property. Charles Thomas became our representative, a nice man thorough, experienced and very pleasant he was always attentive to our requests guiding us to the closing, a bitter sweet ending -selling, but by all accounts a success. Gracias Charles and to Realty San Migue
Charles possesses is his ability to pick properties that are best suited to specifications for style.
Charles worked tirelessly to complete the process with and for us, never leaving anything to worry about.
I wish to thank Charles Thomas publicly for his pleasant and highly competent care of the real estate
We plan to work with Charles and Realty San Miguel again in the future. Thanks!
Charles remained vigilant and kept us apprised throughout the entire process until closing.
Charles went out of his way to make sure I understood the process every step of the way.
Having known Charles since before he started working in real estate we knew he was a smart, honest, and fun person. When we decided to look for a second home in San Miguel it was not hard to start with Charles and San Miguel Realty. Buying or selling a house is typically very high on the stress scale. We were impressed with his knowledge of the ins and outs of real estate. He navigated us through the process easily and quickly. He was clear and complete in describing all the important details and the paperwork related to buying property in Mexico. He also had a good sense of what things were worth and what type of offers we should make. There were no snags. We would certainly highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in San Miguel.
"We could not be more pleased with Charles Thomas’ services as our realtor. From the day he came to talk with us and see our home until he last paper was signed he couldn’t have done anything better. As we owned our house for 17 years, we had no idea how much to ask for it. He gave us what we considered a fair price and we went with it. Two days after it was put online, two people came to see it and we had two full price offers! He guided us through every step and as we had no previous experience selling real estate in Mexico, we needed it. He also went above and beyond, giving us the name of a moving company, the name of a driver who could take us and our dog to the U.S., and a veterinarian for a health certificate for the dog. We have sold four houses in the U.S. and never had such complete (and rapid) experience. Charles, we appreciate your help and guidance."