Welcome to Playa Realtors, where your dream of owning a property in Quintana Roo becomes a reality! Our team of dedicated professionals is here to guide you every step of the way and make your real estate journey a seamless and rewarding experience. Allow us to introduce the outstanding individuals who make up our Playa Realtors team:
Meet the Team
CEO KARINA SAYED
The owner, president, and broker of Playa Realtors was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been residing in Playa del Carmen since 2001. With a deep love for this paradise and a strong desire to work with people from all around the world, they have made it their home, both personally and professionally. As a realtor, her primary goal is to build trust in client relationships by providing honest and reliable service.
With over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry in Riviera Maya, she is a highly knowledgeable and professional real estate advisor. She is an active member of the Professional Real Estate Association, AMPI Playa del Carmen Section, for 12 years. Being among the first generation of licensed real estate professionals in Quintana Roo, she holds a prominent position in the industry.
Her educational background includes being a Certified Public Accountant from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. She have also obtained certifications in Real Estate Sale Consulting, both for general real estate and tourist areas. In addition, she holds certifications in Notarial Process and Real Estate Leasing, emphasizing their expertise in these areas. Furthermore, she has achieved the prestigious designation of Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) from the National Association of REALTORS.
As a founding partner of Playa Realtors, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Prior to establishing the agency, she holds a management position in Financial Services, catering to commercial, retail, and industrial companies. Her extensive knowledge of international trade adds value to her real estate services.
Outside of her real estate endeavors, she has been an active member of COPARMEX (Employer Confederation of the Mexican Republic) Playa del Carmen Section for the past three years, showcasing het commitment to the local business community.
When it comes to Playa del Carmen, she emphasizes that it is not only a popular tourist and vacation destination but also a thriving economic hub. With its strategic location near other significant points in the Mexican Caribbean, such as Tulum, Cancun, and Cozumel, and its vibrant and culturally rich atmosphere, Playa del Carmen truly represents a paradise.
Quintana Roo, the state where Playa del Carmen is located, is a major economic powerhouse in Mexico. The owner, president, and broker of Playa Realtors highlight that Playa del Carmen has maintained the highest urban growth rate, experiencing a remarkable 32% increase in less than a decade. The state contributes 2.3% of the Mexican economy’s gross income. Therefore, she assures prospective buyers that choosing this city as a destination for their investment is a wise decision.
With her extensive experience, expertise, and commitment to exceptional service, the owner, president, and broker of Playa Realtors are ready to assist clients in realizing their real estate goals in this thriving region.
Membership in the National Association
Membership I.D. #061235866
CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE ADVISOR AT QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
License # SAKA730701JY1FS008000037
REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS
Sol Chapa, a valued member of the Playa Realtors team, is a passionate and dedicated real estate professional known for her exceptional service and commitment to her clients. Born in Monterrey, she brings a vibrant energy and a wealth of knowledge to her role.
With a strong belief in the power of finding the right person to guide you through the real estate process, Sol takes great pride in being a part of the Playa Realtors team. She finds immense joy in witnessing the smiles of her clients when she helps them find their dream home or make the perfect investment in the Caribbean.
Outside of her work, Sol enjoys various activities that allow her to embrace the beauty of the region. Whether it’s practicing yoga, embarking on sunrise paddleboarding adventures, or exploring the area with her beloved dogs, she finds solace and inspiration in the natural wonders that surround her.
When working with Sol, you can be confident that your interests and benefits will always be her top priority. She is dedicated to understanding your unique needs and desires, ensuring that the real estate journey is smooth and fulfilling for you. With her unwavering commitment to exceptional service and her genuine passion for helping clients find their ideal properties, Sol is ready to guide you through the process of finding your dream home or making a lucrative investment.
Laila Lezama, a dedicated professional within the Playa Realtors team, hails originally from the heart of Mexico. In pursuit of new goals and diverse experiences, Laila relocated to the captivating Riviera Maya in 2018. Her journey began in the legal realm of real estate, where she honed her skills for over a year before transitioning into the dynamic world of sales.
Known for her easy-going nature, Laila has built a reputation as a trustworthy and empathetic individual among her clients. Her commitment to honesty and integrity is evident in her interactions, and she takes great pride in helping her clients realize their dreams. Laila goes above and beyond to provide the best possible service, always striving to exceed expectations.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Laila has a deep appreciation for the great outdoors and the wonders of nature. She finds solace and inspiration in engaging in outdoor activities, allowing her to connect with the natural beauty that surrounds her.
With her extensive experience, genuine care for her clients, and love for the environment, Laila Lezama is well-equipped to assist you in your real estate journey in Riviera Maya. Her dedication and commitment ensure that you receive personalized attention and guidance every step of the way.
Originally from the south of France, Anaïs Machle is a highly qualified real estate agent with a background in finance and International Travel Management. From a young age, her adventurous spirit led her to embark on solo travels around the world, igniting her passion for exploration. During her master’s degree, she had the opportunity to complete an internship in the captivating region of Riviera Maya, which sparked a deep connection and a strong desire to return. For more than 4 years, Anaïs has called this destination home, continuously enchanted by its allure.
Anaïs has a profound love for the sea and dancing, which makes her feel like she’s found her own personal paradise. Building on her previous experience in wedding and artistic event organization, she made the conscious decision to transition into the real estate industry, seeking to become a certified advisor. Her fascination with the sector has always centered around the dream of selling luxury properties, showcasing her dedication and passion.
Fluent in French, Spanish, and English, Anaïs ensures effective communication with her clients and places their satisfaction as her top priority. As a qualified real estate agent, she is committed to providing exceptional service and helping her clients achieve their real estate goals. With her expertise and dedication, Anaïs Machle is ready to guide and support clients in their real estate endeavors.
Paola Garcia, a passionate real estate professional, originally hails from Torreón, México. Since making the move to Playa del Carmen in 2018, Paola has developed a deep love and appreciation for the area. Her intimate knowledge of the Riviera Maya region, coupled with her unwavering commitment to her clients, makes her a valuable asset in finding your perfect home.
With a strong desire to help others, Paola is dedicated to ensuring that her clients find their ideal home in Playa del Carmen. She understands the significance of finding a place that feels like home and is determined to make that a reality for her clients.
Paola’s genuine enthusiasm for the region shines through in her work. Her intimate knowledge of the Riviera Maya area allows her to provide valuable insights and guidance to her clients, ensuring they make informed decisions throughout the real estate process.
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced investor, Paola Garcia’s expertise and dedication will help you navigate the Playa del Carmen real estate market with confidence. Let her make her home your new home, as she goes above and beyond to help you find the perfect property in this captivating region.
Lauro Carrillo, a seasoned resident of Playa del Carmen for 13 years, possesses an exceptional knowledge of the local area and can offer valuable insights and recommendations. His extensive familiarity with the region allows him to provide clients with the best possible advice when it comes to choosing the perfect location.
With a commitment to personalized service, Lauro goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional experiences for his clients. He takes pride in giving his all and ensuring that every client receives personalized attention and guidance throughout their real estate journey.
Understanding the importance of finding the perfect dream place, Lauro’s dedication shines through in his work. He strives to exceed expectations and is genuinely invested in helping clients find their ideal property in Playa del Carmen.
When working with Lauro Carrillo, you can trust that you will receive a tailored and professional approach. His years of experience, combined with his personalized service, make him an excellent choice for anyone seeking their dream home in this vibrant and captivating city. Let Lauro guide you on your real estate journey and experience the utmost dedication and expertise in finding your perfect place in Playa del Carmen
Helios Proa, a native of Mexico City and a resident of Playa del Carmen for 23 years, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as a real estate advisor. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, he also holds expertise as a Financial Advisor and Professional Photographer, enhancing his ability to provide comprehensive guidance in the realm of real estate.
Driven by a genuine passion for connecting with and assisting individuals, Helios finds great fulfillment in his role as a real estate advisor. He takes immense pleasure in helping clients find their perfect new home, whether they are new residents in the area or seasoned investors seeking excellent property opportunities.
With an extensive understanding of the Mexican Caribbean and its unique real estate market, Helios is well-equipped to contribute his expertise to ensure the best possible outcomes for his clients. His commitment to excellence, combined with his diverse skill set, enables him to guide clients towards making informed decisions that align with their goals and preferences.
As a resident who has found true happiness in the paradise of the Mexican Caribbean, Helios Proa is dedicated to sharing his enthusiasm and experience with others. Trust in his guidance and allow him to assist you in finding a beautiful new home or making a profitable investment in this remarkable destination.
Isabel Díaz, a Certified Real Estate Consultant and proud associate of AMPI, has a diverse background that spans across various corners of the globe. Originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico, she has spent significant periods in Buenos Aires and Belgium. Throughout her journey, she has also called Jalisco, Mexico City, and Hong Kong home, accumulating a wealth of experiences and cultural perspectives along the way.
As a seasoned world traveler, Isabel has had the privilege of staying in numerous exquisite and luxurious properties worldwide. These experiences have cultivated her refined taste, keen eye for comfort, and a commitment to efficiency. Upon returning to Mexico, Isabel set out to find the perfect place to establish roots, and it was in the Riviera Maya that she discovered an abundance of breathtaking options to live and explore. For the past 12 years, she has proudly called this paradise her home.
Passionate about real estate, Isabel brings her enthusiasm and expertise to every client interaction. Whether you are seeking an investment opportunity or a long-term forever home, she is eager to assist you in finding the ideal property that aligns with your vision and requirements. With her extensive knowledge of the Riviera Maya and a deep understanding of the local real estate market, Isabel is well-positioned to guide you through the process with confidence and professionalism.
Allow Isabel Díaz to be your trusted partner in your real estate journey. With her passion for the industry, worldliness, and dedication to personalized service, she is committed to helping you find the perfect property that fulfills your aspirations in the enchanting Riviera Maya.
Micha Lafferre, a visionary individual, has made his dreams a reality by taking action and embracing a new life in paradise. Originally from Canada, Micha, together with his wife and two daughters, embarked on a life-changing journey to Playa Del Carmen, leaving behind the cold weather and embracing a year-round outdoor lifestyle in the enchanting Riviera Maya.
Having been inspired by television shows depicting people fulfilling their dreams in Mexico, Micha and his family took the bold step of selling their belongings and relocating to pursue their own aspirations. With 10 suitcases packed full of excitement and anticipation, they embraced the opportunity for a fresh start in a vibrant and breathtaking setting.
Now, living amidst the picturesque beauty of Playa Del Carmen, Micha and his family enjoy the splendors of the Riviera Maya on a daily basis. They savor the year-round sunshine, indulge in outdoor adventures, and immerse themselves in the diverse and vibrant culture that this stunning region has to offer.
Micha’s personal journey has ignited a passion within him to inspire others to live their dreams fearlessly. He believes that dreams can only become a reality when action is taken to make them happen. With his infectious enthusiasm and firsthand experience of making a life-changing move, Micha encourages others to pursue their aspirations and live life to the fullest.
So, if you are ready to turn your dreams into reality, Micha Lafferre is here to guide and support you every step of the way. Embrace the endless possibilities that await you in the Riviera Maya, and let Micha inspire you to live the life you’ve always imagined.
Laura Calvo, an experienced real estate agent with a wealth of knowledge, has honed her skills in guiding customers through the intricate and often stressful details of the real estate process. Originally from the Canary Islands and having resided in Mexico for 15 years, Laura possesses a comprehensive understanding of the various areas and neighborhoods. She can identify the safest options for families and the areas that offer the most promising investment opportunities.
Throughout her career, Laura has assisted numerous customers, gaining valuable insights into their needs and preferences. She recognizes that educating, protecting, and treating clients with care and honesty are of utmost importance. Laura’s commitment to providing exceptional service is evident through her prompt response to calls and her unwavering dedication to her clients’ success.
Laura’s primary goal is to transform what can often be a complicated and stressful experience into a relaxing and rewarding journey for her clients. With her expertise and hard work, she goes above and beyond to ensure a seamless and positive real estate transaction.
If you choose Laura Calvo as your real estate agent, you can expect a professional who will guide you through the process, advocate for your best interests, and make your satisfaction her top priority. Experience the ease and rewards of working with Laura as she helps you navigate the intricacies of the real estate market in Mexico.
Natalie Kelly, hailing originally from Scotland, embarked on a remarkable journey that led her to Mexico 15 years ago. Prior to settling in this vibrant destination, Natalie had the opportunity to experience life in Cyprus and Italy. It was in Mexico that she made a life-changing decision and purchased her very first home.
Drawn to Playa del Carmen for its incredible diversity and abundant offerings, Natalie has developed a profound love for the area. She finds great joy in the multifaceted nature of the city, as it encompasses everything one could desire.
While real estate may be a relatively new career path for Natalie, she is proud to be a part of an exceptional team of experienced professionals who are committed to upholding the highest standards in the industry. Their collective expertise and dedication ensure that clients receive top-tier service and guidance in their pursuit of finding their dream properties.
Beyond her work in real estate, Natalie is deeply involved in giving back to the local community. She holds a strong passion for animal rescue and actively supports a friend’s project in this noble endeavor. In her leisure time, she indulges in her love for Muay Thai, enjoys cooking, and embarks on exciting adventures around the world.
Natalie Kelly’s unique blend of international experiences, local knowledge, and commitment to excellence make her an ideal partner in your real estate journey. With her genuine care for the community and her clients, she is prepared to go above and beyond to help you find the perfect property in the captivating Playa del Carmen.
Vanessa Malafronte, a multilingual real estate professional fluent in Italian, French, German, Spanish, and English, brings her diverse cultural background and international experience to the forefront. Originally from Italy, Vanessa has spent the majority of her life in Germany, where she cultivated a strong foundation in business studies.
During an internship abroad, destiny led Vanessa to the captivating shores of the Riviera Maya, and it was love at first sight. The region’s stunning beaches, near-perfect weather year-round, and an unparalleled energy left an indelible mark on her. Since then, she has made the charming fishing village of Puerto Morelos her home.
Vanessa understands the allure of a life in the Caribbean and is dedicated to helping others fulfill their dreams through the acquisition of the perfect property. Whether it be a sanctuary to call home, a smart investment opportunity, or a stylish apartment, Vanessa recognizes that the concept of living is deeply personal and strives to provide attractive living options with a personalized touch.
With an extensive portfolio that ranges from high-quality apartments to exclusive real estate investments and extraordinary properties, Vanessa’s expertise covers every corner of the Riviera Maya. Her profound understanding of the local market enables her to guide clients with precision and deliver tailored solutions that align with their desires.
When you partner with Vanessa Malafronte, you can rely on her deep knowledge, professionalism, and dedication to making your wishes come true. With her commitment to attractive living spaces and a personalized approach, Vanessa is poised to turn your real estate aspirations into reality. Let her expertise and genuine care guide you towards finding your perfect property in the enchanting Riviera Maya.
Miguel Garrido, a dedicated real estate professional, has called the beautiful Riviera Maya home for the past eight years. With a passion for helping others achieve their dreams of investing or residing in this breathtaking paradise, Miguel considers his clients as part of his extended family. Guided by a commitment to providing exceptional service, professionalism, and unwavering dedication, Miguel goes above and beyond to ensure his clients’ aspirations become a reality.
Having immersed himself in the local real estate industry, Miguel possesses an in-depth understanding of the market dynamics and trends in the Riviera Maya. Whether assisting clients in making wise investment decisions or finding their perfect haven in this tropical paradise, Miguel’s expertise and guidance are invaluable.
Miguel’s approach is characterized by a genuine desire to provide the highest level of service to each client. He believes in establishing strong relationships built on trust, integrity, and open communication. By truly understanding his clients’ needs and aspirations, Miguel ensures a personalized experience tailored to their specific requirements.
Throughout the entire real estate journey, Miguel stands by his clients’ side, providing support, guidance, and expert advice. His professionalism and dedication are unmatched, instilling confidence and peace of mind in every transaction. With Miguel Garrido as your trusted real estate advisor, you can rest assured that your dreams of investing or living in paradise are in capable hands.
Yuliya Kovaliova, a bilingual real estate professional fluent in English and Russian, hails from Belarus and embarked on a globetrotting adventure after completing her university studies in 2008. Throughout her life, Yuliya has harbored an insatiable curiosity and deep fascination with diverse cultures and nations. Additionally, her inherent appreciation for beauty and a strong desire to immerse herself in a luxurious lifestyle have been driving forces that shape her journey.
Yuliya’s path led her to pursue a career as a real estate agent, ultimately finding herself residing on the breathtaking island of Phuket, Thailand for the past 8 years. During her time there, she accumulated extensive experience and successfully served over 150 delighted families who entrusted her with their real estate needs.
Driven by the desire for new experiences, Yuliya made the bold decision to shift her focus to another exciting chapter of her life. Nine months ago, along with her husband, she relocated to Mexico and joyfully welcomed the arrival of their baby girl. Despite these changes, Yuliya remains deeply passionate about her real estate profession and is eager to embark on a fresh real estate journey in this captivating part of the world.
With her international background and a wealth of experience, Yuliya Kovaliova is well-equipped to navigate the Mexican real estate market. Her unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, honed through years of dedicated service, ensures that clients can trust her expertise and rely on her impeccable guidance.
As Yuliya continues to pursue her real estate endeavors in Mexico, she brings her unique perspective, cultural appreciation, and determination to provide exceptional service to every client. With her fluency in English and Russian, she effortlessly bridges language barriers and fosters smooth communication throughout the real estate process. Trust Yuliya Kovaliova to assist you in finding your dream property and experience the wonders of this remarkable country, Mexico.
It all started in 2001. Today, PLAYA REALTORS CORP. has grown to become one of the top commercial real estate companies in the Southern Mexico with more than 2.2 million square feet of residences, offices, commercial spaces and mixed-used space developed, 155 thousands square feet under management, an investment portfolio valued at more than $100 million USD and a widespread presence that leverages the experience of our staff across the nation.
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