Meet the Team
Todd Bates was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and proceeded to enter university in Hamilton, Ontario, at McMaster University and after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree, went to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, for a second Bachelor of Arts degree.
But he was searching for something more in his life and traveled to Whistler, British Columbia to visit friends from his University days and decided to pursue a life there. After owning and operating his 2 successful businesses in Whistler for 12 years, he met his now former wife on a trip to Puerto Vallarta and decided that would be his new home in Paradise.
Both Todd’s mother and ex-mother-in-law have properties in Puerto Vallarta, so he understands the needs and expectations of the foreign purchaser, as well as a Mexican purchaser. Growing up around real estate in Toronto, as Todd’s mother and brother ran a very successful real estate company in Toronto, he fully understands the work needed to be successful.
“Living here full-time has been an incredible challenge and opportunity and I am so fortunate to be able to live where people only think of vacationing”, Todd has said.
He continues to upgrade his real estate knowledge through continuous training in the multi-faceted business that the buying and selling of real estate in Puerto Vallarta to ensure that his clients receive the most professional representation possible.
He lives by the motto of “Treat this person as you would treat your mother and always expect more of yourself”.
Grace Ramirez was born and raised in Key Biscayne, Florida, six minutes from Miami. She arrived in Mexico in 1991 with her international corporate success, multi-lingual skills and the dream of forming her family.
After all her years in Vallarta, since 1995, and having worked the real estate market she is able to offer her clients an in-depth knowledge of the area relative to their needs and dreams. She joined the RE/MAX team with an intensity of energy and enthusiasm that is contagious. Her determination assures that she will attend to all of her client’s requirements in their search for the perfect home and their complete satisfaction.
Driven by success and a committed passion for her family, she has raised her daughter (and puppies) in what she considers paradise. She even sold her brother on moving and starting his family here as well.
As an avid golfer she has achieved a single digit handicap status in golf and looks forward every year to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Golf Tournament. She avidly participates in all Golf Fore Life events. She has been inspired by all the natural beauty that surrounds us and expresses herself through her photography. Her charismatic personality, her passion for life and all the people that surround her are the secret to her success in real estate and life.
Voted Best Real Estate Agent 2018 and 2019 – The Best of Banderas Bay & Riviera Nayarit Reader’s Choice Awards
Dana is a Los Angeles native who started her real estate career in the San Fernando Valley. After a vacation in Puerto Vallarta, she fell in love with the town and decided to make Puerto Vallarta her home.
With an M.B.A. in Nonprofit Management, Dana was a professional fundraiser until she refocused her career on the real estate world. It is of utmost importance to Dana in both areas to conduct herself in a gracious, professional, and ethical manner. Dana has three adult children living in the Los Angeles area and parents residing right here in Puerto Vallarta. She is tri-lingual, speaking English, Spanish and Hebrew.
Dana is a current AMPI Realtor and CA licensee. She is a dedicated agent fully committed to her clients’ best interests. Whether representing a buyer or a seller, Dana has the energy, knowledge and enthusiasm to take clients through the listing or purchase process right to the closing table making the experience easy and rewarding.
Dana enjoys devoting her time and talent to worthy charitable efforts here in the bay, such as, Corazon De Niña’s, Pacitos de Luz, Becas Vallarta, Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Puerto Vallarta Navy League among others. You can also catch Dana on HGTV’s “Mexico Life” sharing her real estate passion and expertise!
Melina was born in Veracruz, México, but didn’t stay there long as her father was a Colonel in the Mexican Military Cavalry. Growing up her family moved to a new city each year. Melina is married and they are blessed with 9 year old twin daughters.
Once receiving her degree in Tourism Business Management from the Univa University in 2002, Melina took a leap of faith and moved to Puerto Vallarta to begin her career in the tourism industry within guest services and condominium administration. Melina discovered how fascinating is to work with and help foreigners when they come to live in a different country. This is what lead Melina to real estate.
In real estate, Melina’s main priority is to ensure that her clients feel that México is their home. Melina honest hard working and an excellent communicator. She is always willing to explain every detail of how the process of selling and buying a home in México works, and also gives her full attention to each and every part of the real estate transaction. Melina is a believer in continuing education as she strives to be the best real estate agent in the market. Knowledge is power.