Real Estate Testimonials





It is with great pleasure that we would like to recommend Francisco Gutiérrez, Attorney at Law. He has time and time again gone the extra mile for us. He has helped us always and made sure that we understood everything. He speaks perfect English and Spanish. We could always count on him to mediate difference we had between us and the realtor.

He followed up with Monex to get us the best exchange rates every time that we sent money. He also made suggestions and helped us to set up our own account with Monex. We couldn’t ask for anything thing more. We delt with him via email mostly and sometimes via phone. He was always very prompt to respond. He even drove us around and went inside the CFE electrical and the water company and made sure our accounts were sent up.

We were very fortunate to have been recommend to Francisco and will always be very grateful for all his help! It has always been a real pleasure working with Francisco in the purchase of our house in Merida and his continuing help when we need help with something.

We highly recommend Francisco Gutiérrez without any reservations.

Stephen and Regina Davis:, from the United States of America.



You need a good lawyer CALL FRANCISCO!!!!

The wife and I would like to thank you for handling the purchase of our condo in Mexico. We must admit that we were quite nervous about the whole process.

Your constant communication with us made us feel much more at ease.

From start to finish you walked us through the whole process.Any questions we could possibly think of were answered in a very timely manner.

I was shocked that you would come out to Progreso and personally take me out to the condo. Your personal interaction with your clients is above and beyond expectations. I will recommend your services to anyone that needs a good honest lawyer.

Next time we come down to Mexico I really hope that we can get together and discuss

some other legal matters.

Thank-You for your expert help Francisco

Peter and Laurie Webber:

Bon Accord  Alberta



To whom it may concern:


I would like to take the time to explain my dealings with Yucatan Attorney Francisco Gutierrez Cetina with Yucatan Lawyers. About two years ago I went through the process of buying a house in the Yucatan Mexico. My real estate agent located Francisco and we started the paperwork via fax, emails and wire transfers. Francisco kept me up to date on correct destinations for the wire transfers, which by the way was very un-nerving sending large sums of money to somewhere that you didn’t know if it would make it or not. Francisco always kept me up to date, notifying me when the funds were received. He also gave me a break down of all costs.  After a month of dealing with Francisco through emails the date came to sign the final paperwork on the house. All of us met at Francisco’s office in Merida. Me (from the US) the seller (from Canada) and Francisco. I still remember joking with him, asking if his mother knew he was out playing attorney, he looked so young and being a retired police officer, I was a little leery of attorneys to begin with. Francisco had all the paperwork in order both Spanish and English. He assisted with any questions we had and answered them directly. The paperwork was done and after all the money was transferred I finally arrived in Mexico to my new house and there was Francisco again to assist me with the final closing paperwork. With normal real estate attorney stories that would be where my story ends, but not in this case. Francisco continues to this day, two years later, with any needs I have from paying my yearly taxes to changing the name of my electric and water bills. This time he takes from his busy schedule and never asks for compensation. Francisco has become a good friend that I look forward to seeing whenever possible, I have even met his family. If the need ever arises, which I hope it doesn’t, that I need an attorney Francisco will be the first call I make. I highly recommend Francisco for any attorney needs you may have in the Yucatan, Mexico.



Scott Mossinger


We have been in Mexico since 1988 and have done many real estate deals during that time.  Never has one been as smooth as this one. Fransisco was responsive, knowledgeable, prompt and thorough. He handled every detail for both the seller and us without a hitch. He speaks perfect English, and has the resources to solve any issue- from architectural to legal and beyond. We wish him the best for the future, and feel like we have made a new friend. 

Jan & Larry Hoffman



When we decided to explore the Progreso area as a possible retirement destination we had no idea where to look and how to proceed.

We were put in contact with Francisco Gutierrez Cetina and we can’t say enough positive things about the experience.

He met us and took three days to explore all of our possibilities. He listened to our 

Wishes and ended up finding us our dream home on the beach!

He very professionally walked us through the entire purchase process as well as painlessly handling all of the legal requirements.

At no point in the process did we have any doubts that we were in good hands with Francisco.

Even after our closing he has been an enormous help in answering our countless questions and going the extra mile to help us get things done.

We wholeheartedly recommend him for any legal or real estate needs.

Steve Iozzi and Tanya Sagadraca  from New Jersey, USA


Mr. Francisco Gutiérrez Cetina is my personal lawyer in Yucatan and I have found him to be extremely competent, highly skilled and very reliable. But most of all, he is very great to work with and does a very fine job. I am very happy to have worked with him and will continue to for the future. Give him a try and see for yourselves, you’ll be glad you did.

Clyde Sloan: from United States of America. 



When I think of my lawyer Francisco Gutiérrez Cetina I think of the song of Tina Turner ………… SIMPLY THE BEST, BETTER THEN ALL THE REST…… for all your real estate and immigration matters and more ….. GO TO THE BEST !!!

Annemarie Stella Alblas:

Owner of:

The Netherlands


Francisco’s expert knowledge and attention to detail was exactly what we needed to accomplish many tasks efficiently and with confidence. Whether business or personal legal needs, we know exactly who to call. Thank you for taking all the hassle, worry, and frustration out of doing our legal transactions in Mexico and abroad. I wholeheartedly recommend Francisco and his team at yucatan lawyers for any and all your legal needs. 

– on behalf of the Gatcke & Martin families


Joshua Gatcke:

Calgary, Canada


Thanks to Francisco, the purchase of our new home in Merida was smooth and trouble free.  He made the process very simple for us, helping us and advising us along the way.  His excellence mastery of English made this even easier.  After the deal was closed and we returned to Canada. Francisco continued to help us by checking our mail and paying our electricity and water bills for us.  We named him Power of Attorney for the sale of our condo in Progreso and this will ensure a hassle free transaction even if we are not in Mexico.  We recommend him highly for his good legal advice and excellent services.

 Thanks a lot Francisco!

Jean-Marc Debreuil: 

Danielle DeBann_é:

I have just moved to the Progreso area from Canada and Yucatan Lawyers and Yucatan Paradise Real Estate were recommended by a local friend.

So glad I took his advice.

Francisco explained all the Visa choices and requirements, found me a rental property, drew up the contract and took care of all aspects of that deal, personally took me to open bank accounts and was instrumental in the purchase of my car.

He does it all.

Francisco has walked me through each step of this process with professionalism and a very profound sense of customer service.

That and a personal touch that you very rarely find (especially in lawyers).

His English is excellent and he explains what is required, what needs to happen but most importantly, keeps you updated and informed at each step of the process.

In the past year, I have had nothing but nightmares with lawyers in Canada and the US and to be able to move to Mexico and be treated like this was incredible.

 I can’t recommend Francisco and the Yucatan Lawyers highly enough.

Mark A. Jeffree:

Ancaster, Ontario, Canada 



Had Francisco as my lawyer when I bought a property here in Yucatan in feb, 2011. He was a great help to me, always very punctual, followed up every e-mail immediately and the documents were the delivered to me very well organized and with good explanations. I highly recommend him!

Stig Wedvik:

 Oslo, Norway


Me and my wife bought a property last year, and we are very pleased with the help and guidance we got from our attorney, Francisco. He took care of everything, and we will for sure use his services again when needed.

Oyvind Misund:

Tonje Robertsen:

Oslo, Norway 


Buying property in Progresso was a breeze. From the time we decided to buy and told Francisco to the time we signed; only 1 week had elapsed.  He took care of everything.  When we returned to Canada, wiring the money was no trouble, as all the information we were given was exactly as it should be.  I would definitely recommend Francisco Gutiérrez (Frank) and the team of Yucatan Lawyers as they possess all the qualities I look for when doing business—honesty, integrity and intelligence.

-Loretta and Leanne Fonso.

Ontario, Canada.

Leanne Fonso:  

Loretta Fonso: 

I just want to thank Francisco  for his expertise and professional courtesy in handling a Banamex  recovering money transaction. It was a lengthy but rewarding experience!

George Ebanks:

New York, U.S.A.


I first contacted Francisco over a year ago in regards to Real Estate and Immigration services for expats moving to Merida from the United States. I have never been disappointed. In my professional opinion he understands the needs of their clients as it pertains to both customer service and the in’s and out’s of real estate and immigration visas.Trust is a big issue in any business transaction and especially with a move to Mexico when working with realtors and attorneys. You can’t go wrong working with Francisco. He is very intelligent, very professional and very personable.  Him Being bilingual is also a big plus. My wife, kids and I love him and wouldn’t want to do business with anyone else. I highly recommend you give him a call. If you need more info email me at

Jay Blackshear from Texas, United Sates. 

There are a lot of important things to take into consideration when you buy in Mexico and it is imperitive that you have a trustworthy lawyer and reliable realtor. There are so many that are just out for a sale and don’t let you know all the intracies of buying in Mexico. It is not like Canada where there are regulations and a real estate board. So when I met  Frank (Francisco Gutierrez)  it made things so much easier. After having talked to other Canadians who bought in the area and some of their horror stories dealing with realtors and contractors, I knew that I had made the right decision to go through Yucatan Lawyers. Before I bought.  

When I made the decision to buy, once I had the financing in place the transaction was extremely smooth. Yucatan Lawyers took care of all the necessary paperwork and believe me it was a lot. They booked me an appointment with the notary and set up the fideicomiso with the bank.

They had provided me with a complete record of closing costs and price for the property.

This was an excellent choice for me because living in Alberta the company did all the legwork on my behalf. When we returned to Mexico to sign the papers at the notary everything was in order and explained to me.

The company provides follow up and important connections to make your purchase and move to Mexico a memorable experience.

Frank (Francisco Gutierrez) have many reliable connections in the industry and can give you answers to all your questions. If they don’t know they will find out for you. I would send any of my friends or business associates to them before any one else. This company is like one stop shopping. Knowledgeable staff, caring, and they definitely listen to what you are looking for and do everything they can to make your home in Paradise a realty.

I loved dealing with them and they went out of their way to make me feel like Iwas important to them. After the sale, we are like family and I am so grateful to have met and become friends with them. They will not let you down, I love them and feel they are the only company I would deal with in the future.

I welcome any questions from other people thinking about moving to the Yucatan. It is a place to have a home where there is a stress free way of life, lots to do, culture, beauty and the Mexican people are kind, helpful, polite and concerned about their families and their country and culture.My e-mail is or I am also on Facebook. Good luck and if you decide to make this move you will love it as much as I do.

Judy Reynolds

Lethbridge Alberta, Canada




“When I first started looking for property in the Yucatan I discovered that there are different kinds of people selling real estate. There are an abundance of expatriates from the US, Canada, and maybe even some from Europe. These folks come from varied backgrounds, the ones I found first had managed a restaurant in Canada and been a welder in the US, and really had NO actual background selling real estate. While they did find a property that I liked, I had little faith that they could complete the transaction and protect my interest.

Since I didn’t have ANY local contacts, I posted a question on The Lonely Planet Mexico travel board, and promptly got a glowing recommendation to YUCATAN LAWYERS. Once I started communicating with Francisco Gutierrez Cetina I knew I had found someone that would protect MY interest!

Yucatan Lawyers, KNOW the local market, they KNOW the local laws (they are lawyers after all) and are dedicated to serving their clients. Francisco managed my purchase from start to finish, we closed on time, on budget, and without any of the nasty little surprises that crop up in so many real estate transactions.

There is a lot to be said for doing business with local people that grew up in the area!” 

Don Williams: 

New Mexico, U.S.A.

Here is my recommendation for a good lawyer. He handled the fideicomiso, notario process, closing costs plus all of the communication between the real estate office, bank and owners. Excellent communication skills and relays information on a real time basis. Check out his website and give him a call.

 I plan on using Francisco Gutierrez for all of my real estate transactions in Merida.

Frank J Smith:  


Colorado, U.S.A.