MX Phone: 415.185.8311 or 415.185.8407

US & Canada Phone: 1 (214) 550.4898


It was during our third visit to San Miguel that we became convinced that we would ultimately make it our new second home. Our search for a casa began after a long-time friend introduced us to Joseph Lown. During the month of August 2011 Joseph showed us over 40 properties. With each showing he developed a more complete understanding of our likes and dislike, helped us zero in on a preferred location and, finally, helped us compare relative property values using a detailed evaluation based on lot and construction size, condition, amenities and area comps. Once we identified our "dream" casa, one that had virtually everything we were looking for, we asked Joseph to helped us prepare a very aggressive offer. While our offer was rejected by the seller, it was our goal to buy our new casa "right" so we held steadfast. Needless to say, we left San Miguel disappointed that we had not been successful in our casa hunt but we also left with a greater understanding of the local market and much more precise vision of exactly what we were looking for. We returned six months later to a new list of target properties prepared by Joseph. After a short two week period and more property showings, we made the decision to make a second offer on the "dream" casa we had been rejected on the previous August. The second time was, in fact, a charm. The seller made an acceptable counter and we recently closed on our new casa. It was Joseph's willingness to listen and come to understand our needs and desires, his exceptional understanding of the market and specific property evaluation skills and his unyielding determination that resulted in our successful casa hunt. We are now, very happily, new members of the San Miguel community.

- Mark & Cassie Shires