Martha has been living in San Miguel de Allende for 28 years. She is a CPA and managed with her late husband their own travel agency, Mexico Horizon Holidays, for over 25 years, owning 15 offices throughout the country, and 2 offices in the United States (Washington D.C. and San Diego, California).
She was on the board of directors of the “Association of Executive Women in Travel’’, which is part of the “International Federation of Women in Travel’’. She has been involved in real estate during the past 14 years, and is very familiar with the San Miguel de Allende market. Martha is completely bilingual and bicultural. These experiences provided her with the education needed in servicing clients with a variety of needs and demands.
She has been awarded the TRC (Transnational Referral Certification), and is certified in all of the International Property Specialist courses (CIPS), including local markets, America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Finally, she has a certification on Investment and Financial Analysis. Martha’s integrity and dedication to customer service has earned the appreciation of countless of her clients and co-workers.
- Lot Size: 600 m2 / 6,458.35 ft2
- Bedrooms: 5
- ID: 2,117
- Lot Size: 797 m2 / 8,578.84 ft2
- Bedrooms: 5
- ID: 1,871
- Lot Size: 5,106 m2 / 54,960.53 ft2
- Bedrooms: 3
- ID: 1,811
- Lot Size: 349 m2 / 3,756.60 ft2
- Bedrooms: 3
- ID: 2,128
- Lot Size: 1,200 m2 / 12,916.69 ft2
- ID: 2,056
We recently worked with Martha Beckhart of Caldwell Banker to purchase a home in San Miguel de Allende. What a delight she is to work with…she is extremely well informed about the legal, financial, and cultural ins and outs for a foreigner buying property in Mexico. Martha anticipates your questions and your needs, and goes the extra mile to make sure everything goes smoothly. She is totally professional, yet warm and caring. We can’t speak highly enough about working with Martha to make our San Miguel property dreams come true.
- Bob and Peggy Krist
We contracted with the Marthas Team at Coldwell Banker to sell our condominium at el Secreto, because we believed we needed a real estate team that understood both the North American market and the Mexican market, in terms of potential buyers. Every step of the way, the Marthas Team kept us informed of the real estate trends in the area. As they predicted, February and March were the peak season, and only 4 months after we vacated our condominium, it sold. TheMarthas Team is a full-time, fully committed team, honest and professional in every way, — besides being delightful people to work with. I would choose them again, in a minute.
- Joan Mitchel
When Pat and I were considering buying a house many of our friends who were full-time residents of SMA recommended Coldwell Banker SMART. Daniel Ortiz matched us with the “Marthas Team” in the agency. The “Marthas Team” consists of Martha (Sissie) Beckhart and her mother Martha. It was a great match andMartha (Sissie) Beckhart far exceeded our expectations.
The fact that both Marthas are completely bi-lingual gave us a great deal of confidence. We also observed that the “Marthas Team” team was regarded with respect and received full cooperation from other listing agents. This was important since in general, SMA does not have a formal multi-list system. During the process, Martha not only demonstrated her competence as an excellent realtor, but she became our ally and trusted friend.
- Bob and Pat
My agent, Martha ‘Sissie’ Beckhart, told me that the deal wasn’t over until everyone received what they had bargained for, and I have been so lucky to have had Sissie as my agent, for never did a client have more obstacles and impediments to complete a transaction. My Coldwell Banker SMART agent gave me good solid advice from day one. After an ‘open house’, she did her homework and queried the other agents for their opinions. Even agreeing to a closing date took patience and bargaining skills beyond the normal. After closing, there were more problems and she was always there to help, as I was out of the country. Frankly, there are many real estate agencies, and many real estate agents as well, but the one that both buyer and seller want is the one willing to complete the whole transaction, not the one who disappears after the ink is dry on the property title. I was so lucky to have Sissie, from Caldwell Banker, on my team, and would like to advise anyone, buying or selling, not to be fooled by ‘ the fancy hype’, or the so called prestigious name, but to go for the company and agent that offers the best service, and for this I could not recommend anyone better than Sissie Beckhart.
- A. John Baylis
Martha was recommended by some friends who had been thrilled with her help when they purchased their new home in San Miguel and so we asked her to list our large home in town and to assist us with finding a smaller home on the edge of centro. We could not have been happier with the service Martha provided. She sold our house in less than a month, helped us find our new house, which we love, and all went very smoothly. Martha is completely bilingual and handled everything completely professionally, supporting us throughout the process so we always felt that our best interests came first. We have had dealings with other realtors and realty companies in San Miguel in years past with whom we were less than satisfied but Martha and her company did everything possible to accommodate our requests and we never felt that we were being disrespected or that we were simply a means to a monetary end for an ambitious realtor. North Americans come to San Miguel to enjoy life and although purchasing or selling a home can be stressful, we wanted our real estate transaction to be a pleasant experience and Martha made that happen. She took pains to show us a number of houses that she thought would meet our needs, when we found the one we wanted, she negotiated with the sellers on our behalf, she took care of every detail to ensure that we were legally protected and she went beyond what one would consider her obligations, to follow up after the papers were signed. In addition to her professional skills, Martha is a lovely caring person, honest and trustworthy, someone we are grateful to know and will continue to call a friend.
- Margaret and John P.
This is a testimonial for our wonderful real estate agent Martha(Sissie) Beckhart. (Ours) must have been the most complicated and emotional transaction any agent could have been involved with. She handled every situation with grace and intelligence and as well kept us from becoming completely unhinged with the turns of events. It really helped that she is Spanish speaking and really understands Mexico, its customs and its people. On top of that she really knows Mexican law. And is familiar with the legal professionals she deals with. No situation, big or small, escaped her complete and undivided attention to detail. As well as being very professional and knowing her stuff she was very human. She understood the emotional tole it takes on people to sell a property and in every instance, she guided us gently and kindly through every situation. Moreover, she became a very dear friend that we would love to have in our life forever. So, with these things we have just told you I recommend very highly our wonderful, knowledgeable and caring Sissie Beckhart, to help and assist you in any real estate transaction you may be wanting to undertake.
- - Patsy Fyfe