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Testimonials

Jonathon and Wally were extremely helpful in all aspects of guilding us through the sales process. They set realistic expectations on the entire process, their knowledge, experience, and follow through was second to none. Consummate professionals is the only way that I can describe them.
BJH – Colorado, USA.


Thank you Jonathon & your Riviera Partners Realty team so much for helping to make our dreams
come true. This is too fabulous, we are thrilled!
Hilary & John – San Mateo, California


“Ha sido un verdadero placer trabajar con el equipo de Riviera Partners Realty, en todo momento han demostrado un gran profesionalismo y pasión por lo que hacen.  Jonathon y Wally son el mejor ejemplo de cómo se debe tratar a los clientes de alto nivel, en verdad excedieron mis expectativas. Su filosofía de generar relaciones a largo plazo con sus clientes nos generaron en todo momento gran confianza, y no dudaría en recomendarlos ampliamente como la mejor opción para Punta Mita. ”

Juan Carlos Rodríguez y Patricia Cabrera  – Guadalajara, México.


Jonathon was referred to us from our neighbor in the states. After spending one day looking at properties with him it was obvious why he has such a following of loyal clients. He is clearly part of the community and seems to know everyone! I can’t imagine how you could find another agent that can match his knowledge and history in the Punta Mita area.

Jonathon’s professionalism and knowledge of the market was invaluable as we navigated from the property search to the closing. Our experience was equal to or surpassed that of any transaction that we have been through in the states. From every detail to every deadline. Jonathon was always available to answer our questions and explain the unfamiliar process. After the closing, Jonathon continues to be an asset in guiding us as we improve our property. We are glad that we had the opportunity meet and work with Jonathon and the Riviera Partners Realty team and now consider all of them friends!
– Steven and Jerilyn – Denver, Colorado


I completed my recent real estate transaction in Punta Mita remotely from the U.S. This simply would not have been possible without the fantastic service and attention to detail displayed by Riviera Partners Realty. Jonathon and his team were always highly responsive to my needs and my questions, and went above and beyond for me in every way. Without being asked, they often played the lead coordination role across the many constituencies involved in my transaction. I can see why they are as successful as they are.
– Ajoy Karna – Houston, Texas, USA.


The entire team at Riviera Partners Realty had a “get it done attitude”; from getting the photographs taken, to bringing in the prospective buyers, to securing a smooth closing process. The team at Riviera Partners Realty ensured there were not bumps along the way, allowing us to relax and to simply sign at the dotted lines. Many thanks!
– William & Michelle Tai – California


We met Wally and Jonathon of Riviera Partners as “walk ins” to their office.  They were immediately responsive, and showed us a number of properties, taking into consideration the needs of our family and other factors important to our decision.  Wally and Jonathon answered dozens (if not hundreds) of questions about Punta Mita, different properties, the HOA, hiring staff, the rental market, maintenance costs, the local culture, and so on.  They quickly went from realtors, to friends, and were always available to help with anything we needed on our subsequent trips to Punta Mita to look at properties and, ultimately, to close on the perfect property for our family.

Wally and Jonathon also helped us navigate a complicated negotiation, proposing and vetting different transaction structures, including exploring a number of creative options – they were not constrained in their thinking, and without their willingness to think outside the traditional buy-sell transaction “box,” we could not have accomplished the win-win purchase for buyer and seller on our property.

After our closing, Wally and Jonathon continued to check in with us, and make sure that everything we needed – from golf cart rentals to reservation to doctor’s appointments – was available.  They have personally taken us to meet the managers and staff of the HOA, the Golf Club, the Beach Clubs, and so on, and have introduced us to the other homeowners in the community.

As noted, they have become friends, and it is always nice to see them at the Plaza Ollin, for coffee or breakfast at BocaDeli.

In 20 years of buying properties, we have never had as positive an experience as with Riviera Partners.  If you are interested in a property in Punta Mita, it would be a mistake to use anyone else.
– James and Tory Magleby


Estimado equipo de Riviera Partners Realty.

Con el gran gusto de saludarles, quiero aprovechar este espacio para agradecerles todas sus atenciones en relación a la venta de Casa Mataiza.

Después de varios años de luchar con un mercado incierto, hoy me queda la sensación de haber logrado el objetivo gracias a su gran esfuerzo…

Desde un inicio, cuando me vendieron el lote, siempre creyeron en el proyecto y trabajaron de la mano conmigo, vibraron con el diseño y la construcción de la casa.  Desarrollaron un espectacular sitio WEB para CASA MATAIZA, contratando a un espléndido fotógrafo, quien realizó un trabajo maravilloso que destacó las cualidades y la belleza de la obra.

Hoy es un hecho que un proyecto puede salir adelante con una buena asesoría y promoción. ESTO NO LO HABRIA LOGRADO SIN USTEDES.

Tengo muchos años en este negocio y,  puedo decir sin temor a equivocarme,  que la habilidad de ustedes para negociar con los clientes y su equipo de administración que, con gran pericia preparó impecablemente la documentación y coordinó a todas las áreas involucradas en una operación tan complicada, me dejan un gran sabor…Y no me refiero al aspecto de su gran profesionalismo, sino a su calidad humana que se refleja en el disfrute de su trabajo con excelentes resultados.

Reciban de parte mía y de mi familia un fuerte abrazo con todo mi agradecimiento.

Hasta pronto…
– Alejandro Quintilla M.


No words can possibly thank you enough for helping us find our dream vacation home in Punta de Mita. You and your team made our purchase practically seamless. Jonathan, your superb knowledge of the market, your incredible involvement and personal commitment in so many areas of life in Punta de Mita made us feel that investing in a home in the area was the right choice. You and your team’s market expertise, guidance, and patience with any questions or concerns we had made buying our home virtually stress free. You truly made us feel welcomed into the Punta de Mita community. Based on our experience, Riviera Partners is the only team to work with for anyone looking to join the Punt de Mita community. They truly are the best.
– Todd and Suzy Turnlund – Park City, Utah


It’s been a pleasure.  Thank you for all the good work you and your team have done on our behalf over the years. We look forward to working with you all in the future, when there should come another time that Punta Mita becomes our Mexican home.  We still own our property in Sayulita and I have a feeling when our European phase slows down someday we’ll return to Punta Mita again.
All the best,
– Taro Gold


Your work was outstanding.
Your understanding of the market place, prompt comprehensive response’s to questions and handling of problems was most impressive.
Not only would I use your company again I would highly recommend you to others.
Feel free to use us as a reference.
Thank you again,
– Bobby Krugman


Buyers/Sellers/Renters:
Jonathon and his team at Riviera Partners Realty have assisted me with all phases of real estate in Punta Mita. I purchased the land, rented the Casa and successively sold the Casa with Jonathon’s professional assistance. I give him the highest recommendation. Very professional, reliable and knows how to close!
– Jim Fifield, Former owner Ranchos 10 B


Jonathon Smart and his exceptional team have completed a fairly complicated transaction in the sale of our villa. We are very satisfied with the outcome and the level of courtesy and professional demeanor which has been extended to us during this process. When you want to buy or sell real estate in Punta Mita look to Riviera Partners Realty to get the job done. With gratitude and appreciation.
– Myra and Lee Perlman


The best compliment that you can give someone is to call him a friend. I met Jonathon Smart when I needed representation on a Real Estate purchase. I couldn’t have been better served. Jonathon is a forthright and transparent businessman. Rare but essential qualities one looks for when buying property outside of your country of origin. I would recommend my friend Jonathon for assistance with any Real Estate transaction.
– Jeff & Nancy Puckett, Denver, Colorado


It was truly a pleasure working with Jonathon Smart (and the team at Riviera Partners Realty) on my real estate transaction. You are really the one who made this transaction possible by helping me to negotiate the terms and being creative with the financials. Thank you for believing in me and helping me to achieve my objectives. I am deeply grateful for your involvement, professionalism and hard work. I look forward to another transaction someday.
– Fondly, Catherine Schmidt


I have owned a number of properties in Punta Mita, and have known Jonathon Smart and Wally Lopez for many years. They are very much a part of the Punta Mita community and have an indepth knowledge of the real estate market. Riviera Partners Realty has represented me in the sale of several properties in Punta Mita, and they have done an outstanding job. They work closely with the purchasers and my representatives in coordinating timely and well-organized closing transactions. Jonathon and Wally have worked hard to build and maintain an extensive network of clients, both potential purchasers and sellers. They are absolute professionals and have always been very responsive to my marketing needs.
– Gregg Engles Dallas, Texas


Unlikely many buyers, who tend to spend months kicking the tires, my wife and I bought on our first trip to Punta Mita. Why? Aside from instantly realizing that Punta Mita was “our slice of heaven,” we were fortunate enough to come into contact, through our buying agent, with Jonathon. Having looked at a number of properties outside in the US, we worked with a number of agents, Jonathon was, by far the most knowledgeable about the products, the area and the process to buy property in Mexico. And,perhaps more importantly, Jonathon always gave us honest and forthright answers to our never-ending list of questions. With his help, we started and moved efficiently through the purchase process, he did a fabulous job.
– Peter & Beth Fuller


We have experienced Jonathon on both the buy side and the sell side. He is a consummate professional, focused on his clients needs and their price bracket. We would not hesitate to recommend him to any Punta Mita buyers and intend to use him again for our next purchase in the market.
– Diane & Chris Davis, Park City, Utah


Jonathon Smart and Wally Lopez have been business associates, neighbors and personal friends since shortly after the Punta Mita development first opened. I would be confident to recommend them and I currenty have a couple of properties in Punta Mita listed with them and their company Riviera Partners Realty. It doesn’t get any better in our community!
– Greg Warnick (Punta Mita home owner and community business owner/entrepreneur)


From the first day my wife and I met up with Jonathon we both knew we had found the right person to help us make the decision of finding the right retirement property for the two of us, and vacation home for our family.

Jonathon has a sincere interest in listening to your wants and needs, and guiding you in the direction of the properties that will suit that criteria. His knowledge of the real estate market is vast and second to none, as he has his ear to the ground and knows everything first hand of what is going on in his market.

Jonathon watched over my wife and I, and treated our investment in the real estate we bought as if it was his very own purchase for his family. He guided us along the path of purchasing properties in Mexico and showed us how it was as easy as buying anything in the United States. With Jonathon, it is like having your best friend helping you find the property of your dreams.
– Earl “Packy” Wilson (multiple owner within Punta Mita, purchased and sold 6 properties with Jonathon/RPR)


Jonathon Smart was the real estate agent who, in 2004, led my wife and me through the process of purchasing a home in Mexico. Jonathon was very knowledgeable regarding the opportunities in Punta Mita and his assistance in navigating the closing in Mexico, a process that was unfamiliar to us, was invaluable. My wife and I are thrilled with our purchase and now have not only a home in Punta Mita, but continue to be friends with Jonathon and his family. We highly recommend Jonathon to be your agent and introduce you to this marvelous place we call Paradise.
– Donna and Gary Antonoff – Denver, Colorado


We first met Jonathon in 2004 on our first visit to “check out” the Punta Mita Four Seasons Resort. Like many we were long time believers that Maui was the perfect place to spend time away from the long Canadian winters and the ideal place to have a vacation home.

I think it is fair to say that Jonathon’s pleasant demeanor, professionalism and sincerity played a major role in our decision to rethink our plans and to purchase a Four Seasons Villa as we learned of Punta Mita’s remarkable and unique features. While working with Jonathon, we never felt pressured or that we were being rushed into making this important purchase decision. He patiently provide us with honest answers and valuable information on which to make our decision. Also Jonathon, being perfectly fluent in Spanish and English, gave us additional comfort with his ability to understand and guide us through any of the foreign country issues.

Our first impressions of Jonathon were those of someone who really cared about and was part of the Punta Mita community, of someone that truly believed in the value and the Punta Mita quality of life being offered in his sales process. I am pleased to confirm that our first impressions have proven to be exactly right, as today as we observe Jonathon in action, he continues to be a leader in our community and he and his family are a valued and a contributing part of our growing Punta Mita community.

We thoroughly enjoy our home in Punta Mita, the wonderful new friends we have made here and the beautiful surroundings that are providing us with activities and sites well beyond our expectations. Jonathon thank you for working with us to make our Punta Mita purchase decision one of the best decisions of our lives.
– Dallas & Sandy Howe, Calgary, Canada


Jonathon Smart and the whole team at Riviera Partners Realty have gone above and beyond what normal realtors do to make a transaction happen. Jonathon worked with us and eventually sold us our properties within Punta Mita back in 2003. He spent hours showing us not only the property, but introducing us to architects and contractors and sharing with us the vibrant life of the area. When it came time, for financial reasons, to sell the property he was there and Jonathon and his team worked professionally to promote and close both transactions. He never faltered and handled many issues that we couldn’t handle from afar. Jonathon is impeccable in his professionalism and he and his family have become our friends over the years.
– Klaus & Bonnie Birkel, Dallas, Texas, USA


Jonathon Smart and his exceptional team have completed a fairly complicated transaction in the sale of our villa. We are very satisfied with the outcome and the level of courtesy and professional demeanor which has been extended to us during this process. When you want to buy or sell real estate in the Punt Mita look to Riviera Realty Partners to get the job done. With gratitude and appreciation.
– Myra and Lee Perlman


It was truly a pleasure working with Jonathon Smart (and the team at Riviera Partners Realty) on my real estate transaction. You are really the one who made this transaction possible by helping me to negotiate the terms and being creative with the financials. Thank you for believing in me and helping me to achieve my objectives.

I am deeply grateful for your involvement, professionalism and hard work. I look forward to another transaction someday.
Fondly.
– Catherine Schmidt.


I have owned a number of properties in Punta Mita, and have known Jonathon Smart and Wally
Lopez for many years. They are very much a part of the Punta Mita community and have an indepth
knowledge of the real estate market. Riviera Partners Realty has represented me in the
sale of several properties in Punta Mita, and they have done an outstanding job. They work
closely with the purchasers and my representatives in coordinating timely and well-organized
closings of transactions. Jonathon and Wally have worked hard to build and maintain an
extensive network of clients, both potential purchasers and sellers. They are absolute
professionals and have always been very responsive to my marketing needs.
– Gregg Engles
Dallas, Texas


From the first day my wife and I met up with Jonathon we both knew we had found the right person to help us make the decision on finding the right retirement property for the two of us, and vacation home for our family.

Jonathon has a sincere interest in listening to your wants and needs, and guiding you in the direction of the properties that will suit that criteria. His knowledge of the real estate market is vast and second to none, as he has his ear to the ground and knows everything first hand of what is going on in his market.

Jonathon watched over my wife and I, and treated our investment in the real estate we bought as if it was his very own purchase for his family. He guided us along the path of purchasing properties in Mexico and showed us how it was as easy as buying anything in the United States. With Jonathon, it is like having your best friend helping you find the property of your dreams.
– Earl “Packy” Wilson
(multiple owner within Punta Mita, purchased and sold 6 properties with Jonathon / RPR)


Jonathon Smart was the real estate agent who, in 2004, led my wife and me through the process of purchasing a home in Mexico. Jonathon was very knowledgeable regarding the opportunities in Punta Mita and his assistance in navigating the closing in Mexico, a process that was unfamiliar to us, was invaluable. My wife and I are thrilled with our purchase and now have not only a home in Punta Mita, but continue to be friends with Jonathon and his family. We highly recommend Jonathon to be your agent and introduce you to this marvelous place we call Paradise.
– Donna and Gary Antonoff
Denver, Colorado


Unlike many buyers, who tend to spend months kicking the tires, my wife and I bought on our first trip to Punta Mita. Why? Aside from instantly realizing that Punta Mita was “our slice of heaven,” we were fortunate enough to come into contact, though our buying agent, with Jonathan. Having looked at a number or properties outside the US, we worked with a number of agents, Jonathan was, by far the most knowledgeable about the products, the area and the process to buy property in Mexico. And, perhaps more importantly, Jonathan always gave us honest and forthright answers to our never-ending list of questions. With his help, we started and moved efficiently through the purchase process, he did a fabulous job.
– Peter & Beth Fuller


Jonathon Smart and Wally Lopez have been business associates, neighbors, and personal friends since shortly after the Punta Mita development first opened. I would be confident to recommend them and I currently have a couple of properties in Punta Mita listed with them and their company Riviera Partners Realty. It doesn’t get any better in our community!
– Greg Warnick (Punta Mita home owner and community business owner/entrepreneur


The best compliment that you can give someone is to call him a friend. I met Jonathon Smart when I needed representation on a Real Estate purchase. I couldn’t have been better served. Jonathon is a forthright and transparent businessman. Rare but essential qualities one looks for when buying property outside of your country of origin. I would recommend my friend Jonathon for assistance with any Real Estate transaction.
– Jeff & Nancy Puckett,
Denver, Colorado

 


Jonathon Smart and the whole team at Riviera Partners Realty have gone above and beyond what normal realtors do to make a transaction happen. Jonathon worked with us and eventually sold us our properties within Punta Mita back in 2003. He spent hours showing us not only the property, but introducing us to architects and contractors and sharing with us the vibrant life of the area. When it came time, for financial reasons, to sell the property he was there and Jonathon and his team worked professionally to promote and close both transactions. He never faltered and handled many issues that we couldn’t handle from afar. Jonathon is impeccable in his professionalism and he and his family have become our friends over the years.
– Klaus & Bonnie Birkel,
Dallas, Texas, USA

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