Mitchell Keenan, GRI, CRS received his Colorado real estate license in 1988. He obtained his GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) in 1993 and his CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) in 1995.
Since 1992, he has consistently performed in the top 10% of Realtors in the United States and Mexico.
A 1981 graduate of Fort Hays State University in Kansas, Keenan received a BS Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing.
Keenan began a career with Continental Airlines in 1984 where he worked as a flight service manager and in-flight safety, service and motivational instructor for 10-years. Continental offered early retirement packages with flight benefits in 1993.
He was seduced into the real estate business by his friend and mentor, Charlie Gerretson in 1988. In 1989 he became a partner and vice-president of marketing for Gerretson Realty, Inc. In 1996, Keenan sold his shares of Gerretson Realty, Inc. and joined his brother at Keenan & Company - Metro Brokers.
With retirement travel passes and a desire to open a real estate business in Mexico, Keenan came upon the idea to create a web site that promoted property in Mexico. Thus was born “MIGUELS MEXICO” - the first internet site of its kind, promoting real estate in Mexico.
The original web site promoted properties in Acapulco, Cancun, Cozumel, Mazatlan, Merida and Puerto Vallarta.
Keenan fell in love with Merida and in 1996 he opened the Merida offices of Propiedades Las Piramides, S.A de C.V. In 2004, the company name was changed to Mexico International Real Estate.
Mitch lives on a quinta in the countryside with his companion and their dogs; Junior & Penny.
LETTERS OF REFERENCE:
Hello, my name is Tony Perrotta,
I am an attorney, practicing for 23 years in Georgia.
In my life, I have probably bought and sold 100 pieces of property. A large part of my practice is closing real estate transactions. Accordingly, I have dealt with scores of agents over the years both personally and professionally. I just can’t say enough good things about Mitch. He responded to every call and email - usually within 24 hours. He knows the properties listed in his area and prevented us from making any mistakes. Everything happened exactly as he predicted…
There were no surprises at the closing table or at any other stage of the negotations. He is completely trustworthy in every aspect of his character. Finally, and what impressed me the most, was the way he treated me… my transaction was for a relatively low dollar amount, and I know he didnt make a lot of money from me, but I always felt like I was his most important client.
In short, he is just a nice guy. It has been about 6 months since I purchased my mexican property, and it has turned out far beyond my expectations… Quite simply it has been one of the best things I have ever done. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.
Tony Perrotta firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been in Merida, Yucatan three times in the last year and have firmly decided to buy a holiday/retirement home for my parents now and for myself in the long term.
At first I have worked with two real estate agents and have soon selected Mitch as most professional and reliable. He has introduced me to his lawyer (also very professional) and a contractor who works at local prices but according to “western” work principles.
Our’s was/is a very complex deal.
Based on my past experience I can sincerely propose to undertake the services of Mitch to anyone who has serious interest to buy a house in Merida and needs more complex services including legal and reconstruction work.
If you have any questions or I can be of help anyway, please contact me without hesitation.
tel: (36) 30 22 11 898 or (36) 1 328 21 75
I highly recommend Mitch Keenan as a professional and reliable real estate representative.
In Merida, I have been involved with the purchase of two properties. The first was not purchased with Mitch. The second, which involved a more complicated procedure, was purchased through Mitch and the deal went so much smoother than the first.
He gave us valuable advice and information that helped us to understand local procedures and our choices on how to purchase the property. Furthermore, the information was reliable and didn´t have that ‘creative flaire’ that so much of the local professional advice has.
Money transfers and finishing details were carried out with confidence and in a timely fashion.
After living in Merida and being part of, and witness to, several real estate deals here, I believe you´d be hard pressed to find anyone more dependable, knowledgable, and trustworthy than Mitch Keenan.
Feel free to contact me with further questions. Enjoy your new home!
011 52 999 928 2905
I bought my house through Mitch sveral years ago. I “found” Mitch on the internet when searching for real estate in Mexico. Mitch turned out to be the greatest real estate person and guy. He really worked for us to make the sale happen - even lending us personal money when I miscalculated closing costs.
When the time comes to sell this house Mitch will, without a doubt, be the agent I use.
If I can provide any additional information, please do not hesitate to email me. Good luck with your purchase - you have the right agent.
Calle 54 #520 66 y 68
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
We met Mitch in 2000 on our first trip to the Yucatan. We continue to call upon him for assistance with real estate. Even more so now that we call him our friend too.
You cannot do better than having Mitch help you with a purchase here in Mexico. His character and abilities are outstanding. We trust him implicitly and you can too.
George Fischer &
I am writing with reference for Mitch Keenan whom I have known for approximately eight years and with whom I have had five successful real estate transactions of substantial properites.
Mitch brings an unwavering professionalism to the table along with his knowledge of Mexican real estate laws, up-to-date information on fideicomiso or corperation options or whatever might be relevant to the transaction, and has the personality to keep deals on track when buyers and sellers are at odds.
I have never waited an extra minute for monies to be transfered to my accounts by Mitch after a closing nor have I ever had occassion to doubt his honesty or abilities. I can’t think of a single reason why you would not be happy using him.
Best of luck on whatever you undertake,
We are Margo and Robert, owners of Sin Duda Villas in Xcalak.
One of the benefits of doing business on the Yucatan Peninsula, here at the edge of the world, is dependent on knowing a select few of the gentle “Americans” in this part of the world. One of our first friends and hence, invaluable advisors, has been Mitch Keenan.
During our contract signing for beginning the business of Sin Duda Villas (1997), we met Mitch in Merida. Has been one of the most informed and encouraging of our business contacts; and a trusted friend.
Because of his impeccable manner and integrity, even under some of the most “surprising” and challenging circumstances, he is able to maintain his style in a reserved and respectful manner.
We have directed all of our friends and some guests, interested in purchasing either real property, or a business in the Yucatan—to Mitch, because he’s ABLE to just “do it.”
You’re in TOTALLY capable hands with Mitch.
Affectionately, we are . . .
Margo and Robert and Corgis x 3
Well, it had to happen. As a former university administrator (Tulane University here in New Orleans) and high school principal (3 states) it was only a matter of time that I would e-mail my very first reference - actually I’m surprised that it took this long.
Knowing absolutely nothing about you or your situation I will nevertheless be happily candid about Mitchell Keenan and his business.
First, I wish to begin by saying that I recommend Mitchell Keenan both professionally and personally as a Realtor and Businessman with the highest of accolades. And as a fully credentialled international correspondent, a business owner myself, a guidebook writer and travel writer, and an incurable skeptic, I do NOT make recommendations lightly.
My partner and I, Heather Moreau, first began communicating with Mitch in the 90s as we were very interested in property in Yucatan. Well, at that time exploring real estate via internet was kind of weird to say the least. We established a business relationship with Mitch for a couple of years before we finally bought our current beach house in Yucatan.
Had it not been for Mitch’s forthrightness, integrity, honesty, and candor, none of our good fortune would have happened. We, in fact, purchased our home at San Crisanto several years ago and have been greatly satisfied with all transactions including Mitch’s literally “holding our hands” through all the details and signings - he is just a fabulous person to work with in purchasing property in Mexico.
As a matter or fact, as I write to you, Mitch is overseeing the renovation and expansion of our beach home since we are far away in New Orleans - we trust him completely. That says it all.
If you would like me to send excerpts from articles I have written in the past years on Mexican real estate, realities, hurdles, and cultural vistas, I would be more than happy to do so. One consistent theme has always been the reliability of Mitchell Keenan and his real estate business.
Proven trust is everything, isn’t it?
Please feel free to contact us at anytime if we can assist you, okay?
Alan Graham & Heather Moreau
When we came to Mexico looking for property, Mitch Keenan was our contact person here. He found us our house and now four years later has sold it for us. He is a great person to work with: knowledgeable, patient with our “demands” and with our impatience, smooth as silk in difficult situations, honest, trustworthy and rich with local contacts. I recommend him and his agency without reservation. Good luck to you!
Rosemary and Charles Byers
My husband and I found Miguel’s Mexico on the internet while we were looking for real estate in Mexico. We corresponded with Mitch for some time prior to actually coming to look at properties. We were able to describe to him, more or less, the kind of property we were looking for. He answered all our questions, pertinent and stupid with a great deal of knowledge and, I might add, patience.
Upon arriving in Merida he met us at our hotel and talked with us over breakfast regarding our particular concerns and needs. He was and is “muy simpatico” and we liked him immediately.
He has become a very dear friend and we are happy to say we would still do business with him. He is honest, knowledgeable and easy to work with. He has had many years in the real estate business here and in the U.S.
We bought and sold a beach property through him as well as purchasing our home here in Merida. He seems able to place people in the environment they are seeking. We bought our home through him five years ago and it has been the best thing we ever did.
We love Merida and we love our home. You really can’t find more professional and concerned people than Mitch and his associates. We would be happy to answer any further questions you might have regarding Mitch.
Sincerely, Sally and Robert Wintheiser
I am writing you at the request of Mitch Keenan, understanding you requested references pertaining to his involvement with Real Estate here in Merida.
I can without concern recommend Mitch for his help, professionalism and honesty to any one interested in looking for Real Estate investments here. While the process is relatively simple, it is MUCH different than in the U.S. and enlisting the assistance of someone experienced in the various ways to close a deal is most important.
You have that person in Mitch. I have known him for several years and am sure you will be in good hands with his help (and probably enjoy his company, also). He has explained many details of the real estate market in Mexico to me and I am most comfortable with his expertise.
If you have any questions or concerns about dealings down here, feel free to write and ask ...