“We were searching for a Realtor in Rocky Point to help us find a third home. Our first in Mexico. A family member had Jonni Francis help them many years ago when they purchased their first property in Rocky Point through Coldwell Banker Rocky Point. They said she was the only Realtor for us to consider. She did not disappoint. From a list of over 20 properties, she made the arrangements with the owners for us to see all of them in one weekend. (Some of them more than once.) From that beginning to the final closing, she was with us every minute. From the closing agents to the attorneys, she had all the right questions and answers. We closed on a perfect property, Bella Sirena, a few months ago. She is still there for us when we have a question, and she does the leg work for us. Jonni made the long process fun. She is the Queen of all Realtors. Thank You Jonni!”
Rick & Debbie Eskelson, Pocatello, Idaho
“We simply can’t thank you enough for your assistance in Rocky Point and the fantastic quality you delivered on our new home. Not only did you make the process of building in Mexico simple, it was actually fun! When our friends from the ‘States visit they are astounded by the quality of the finishes and the solidity of the construction. Everyone should have as enjoyable an experience of home ownership in Rocky Point as we are having!”
Joe Varnado
“You helped us find and purchase our dream home in Rocky Point. Your kindness, consideration, professionalism and knowledge made our buying experience a real pleasure. I would recommend you to any of our family and friends who want to find that piece of paradise.”
Dana West
“I am sending you this little note to thank you for your kindness to me when I called you regarding some units at Desert Cypress. You were so helpful and ready to go the extra mile for me at a time when I really needed to explore the possibilities of a place to call my home. It meant more than you know and if the need should present itself in the future you would be my person to call on. I will readily recommend you to others.”
Dee Sexton
“Not only did you locate me my investment property, she went the extra mile to see that my listing was sold. She was very thorough in explaining to me at every phase what was going on with several buyers whose financing fell thru.”
Frank Vega
“My wife and I are planning on purchasing a second home in Rocky Point. We had some apprehensions about buying in Mexico, however you were very thorough in explaining the process of purchasing real estate. We are now very excited about finding the right place for us to share with our children and friends. Thank you for all your assistance with our future investment.”
John and Josie Arvizu
“We would to thank you for all the effort, time and patience you invested in us when we were ready to a purchase a home. My wife would say that you listened to everything she wanted and found us the perfect property. We would recommend you to anyone who wants to purchase a home.”
Eddie & Shannon Chavez
“Your knowledge of the market and attention to details was extraordinary. You made our purchase here very smooth as you educated me every step of the way. We love our new home in Las Conchas and would recommend you anyone interested in purchasing here.”
Beverly Shaver
“Thanks for all you do. We really appreciate it. Our lives are so crazy and I am so happy to be retiring here and near my family. I love my San Clemente townhome. We would never have been able to do it without you.”
Judy Kemp
I first met Jonni in 2000. My wife and I were living in Scottsdale, AZ and made our first trip to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point). We stayed at the hotel across the street from what at the time was Jonni’s Coldwell Banker office and thought it would be fun to look into real estate in Penasco. We walked across the street and visited with Jonni who was the owner / broker and were greatly impressed with her knowledge of the real estate market and Jonni as a person.

By November of that year we had purchased a beautiful home on Whale Hill. Then we proceed to buy three more properties through Jonni over the next few years. Eventually both my wife and I moved to Penasco and worked with Jonni as real estate agents and we became good friends. Through our experience we learned that buying and selling in Mexico is complicated by both the formal applications of the law as well as informal customs and processes. No one knew and understood that better than Jonni. As buyers, sellers and realtors we always knew that Jonni knew the best way to approach the process of buying and selling.

Any agent can list a property which entails writing up a listing agreement and putting the information and photos on the MLS. However, no one has the same knowledge and skill necessary to close the sale when an offer comes in than Jonni. I have seen numerous sales not get done or delayed because of a lack of understanding of the process. When buying property in Penasco it is necessary to ensure that all documents are accurate and that a bank trust (Fideicomiso) is completed to ensure your ownership of the property and protect your investment.

My wife and I have moved back to Seattle because we missed the rain and our family. We still have two condos in Penasco and Jonni is handling the listing and sale of those properties. I can recommend Jonni without reservation as the most knowledgeable and skilled realtor in Rocky Point / Puerto Penasco who will ensure that buying and selling real estate will be handled professionally and securely.

Morley Shaw, Ph.D., Seattle, Washington