Who's Paul Trimmer? He is a New Zealander who is living in Puerto Vallarta, successfully helping friends and clients buy and sell real estate here.

Paul is originally from New Zealand and now resides in our amazing town of Puerto Vallarta.  Paul is proud to have his own brokerage where he helps clients find their dream homes here and create a new chapter and a life they love.  From the moment he arrived he felt at home and fell in love with the people, the vibrance and the culture. 


Before Puerto Vallarta, Paul sold luxury real estate in Auckland, New Zealand where he gained a reputation for excellent customer service & professionalism.  He also managed his personal investment properties as Airbnb vacation rentals, and knows what it takes and what to pay attention to when buying investment properties.


With a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance and Accounting from the University of Canterbury and his life experiences, he learned important skills of connecting with people, listening, marketing and negotiation that come in handy when negotiating for his clients.


Paul's energy and enthusiasm are complemented with his integrity, professionalism and friendly open demeanour is why Paul's clients always come back to him for their future homes and investments.  

#5 Sales Partnership, Central Auckland Region, to end March 2020

#3 Sales Partnership, Central Auckland Region, 6 months ending September 2019

For an exceptional customer experience and great result, contact Paul directly.

Here's what some of Paul's happy clients had to say...

How lucky I was to have worked with Paul Trimmer during my recent condo purchase in Puerto Vallarta. I was “introduced” to Paul through his YouTube Channel where he shares so much useful information about things to consider when buying property in PV. When I decided to get serious, of course I first reached out to Paul. From the very first virtual meeting, Paul’s great communication, inquisitive nature
and client centered approach was evident. Paul was a great fit, and after meeting in person, I never felt the need to look further. Through both in-person and video tours, Paul quickly learned what I was looking for (neighborhood, budget and lifestyle). Paul was trustworthy. He would never hesitate to tell me why an exciting new listing was in fact wrong for me, even if it would have made for an easy transaction. In the end, Paul arranged for an off the MLS “Pocket Listing” in a building that he knew I
had come to like. I truly believe that we landed on the perfect property that will be enjoyed for years to come. I also must acknowledge that this “one off” opportunity would have never happened had I not chosen to work with Paul. Owning a property in Puerto Vallarta had long been a fantasy, but in fact I knew little about purchasing property in Mexico. When real estate fantasy became reality, I was fearful.
While much of the purchase process felt familiar…there is much that felt quite “foreign.” The truth is I was always in great hands with Paul. He knows the local processes and potential pitfalls. He was always responsive to my inquiries and concerns whether they were based in facts or born of my fears. Paul “held my hand” through the process and was never more than a text away! I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. I would recommend Paul wholeheartedly to others looking for a fantastic real estate agent. Thank you, Paul

Aaron Chapman - Costa de Oro, Conchas Chinas
Jim Peal - Chic by Pinnacle, Romantic Zone

We hired Paul Trimmer to help us with our first condo purchase in Mexico. It was the first time we bought real estate outside of our home country. After watching his YouTube videos & reading his great newsletters, we hired Paul as we felt he was knowledgeable realtor and a great fit for us. After we first spoke with Paul, he gave us an idea of what buildings to look at that would match our needs. We easily found a unit through the MLS feed he set up for us. He went the next day and did a live virtual tour for us since we were out of country and after the tour, we wrote up an offer. The building we picked was a building Paul was very familiar with and knowledgeable because he had sold units in that building already. He answered every question, which was probably over a thousand of them (no joke!). He would even write us back at 11pm on a Saturday night with answers. Paul has fantastic negotiating skills as he got us within a few grand of the price we wanted to pay. Due to his strong negotiating skills he was able to get 10’s of thousands of dollars taken off the asking price. Paul was there for us at every step of the way; he was even there at the closing meeting. Paul has great professional contacts as every person Paul recommended to us was top notch. While the whole process of buying foreign property was new and scary to us, Paul made sure it was easy and he made us feel comfortable and guided us through every hoop we had to go through. We plan to buy another condo in PV someday and when we do, we’re calling Paul!
Jeffrey Maher & Jason McCallum
Ottawa, Canada

Jeffrey Maher & Jason McCallum - Sail View, Romantic Zone

Paul was instrumental in finding us exactly what we were looking for in a home in Puerto Vallarta.  Whether this is your first time buying property in Puerto Vallarta or you’re an experienced buyer, you can’t go wrong working with Paul.  He has the key skills that you want and need as you navigate the local market both before you arrive in town and when you do in-person viewing.

What we appreciated the most about working with Paul was his trustworthy nature.  Right from our first contact, we felt confident that he knew what he was doing and that he had our best interests at heart.  He was a great listener, extremely patient with our numerous questions as first time international homebuyers, and at no time during the process did we feel any sales pressure to compromise or buy.

Paul was also amazing at “reading” us as we told him our wants and needs in a PV home and as we reviewed our likes and dislikes of each property we viewed.  We actually ended up purchasing a home that was not on our original viewing list and which he found for us!

With Paul, we had a 24/7 dedicated professional and knowledgeable realtor as well as a trusted friend who was with us every step of the way with timely responses to alleviate our many concerns and a generally calming and pleasant presence.  While we are sad that our interaction with Paul will be less frequent, we trust that he will be there for our many questions to come as we transition into our new home, new culture and new city.

Celia, Tito & Matthew, Punta Esmeralda - Villa Paraiso 2, La Cruz, Nayarit

We were so fortunate to have found Paul Trimmer when looking for the right real estate agent to help us find a property from afar in Puerto Vallarta. As our Realtor, he helped us find our dream condo in one of our favourite neighborhoods (5 de diciembre) for the best price. He was patient as we were completing our search virtually from Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking thorough videos of the condos and their surrounding areas to give us the best feel and understanding of these unique properties. He helped walk us through every step of the negotiation and purchase, taking the time to explain in detail the intricacies of the purchasing process (which were not so different from those in Canada). He was always quick to respond to our text messages, making the overall process virtually painless and stress free- his professionalism is second to none.

In short, he was always on our side working to make our condo purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Paul was that he was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding properties that met our needs than he was on closing a deal. We would recommend him to anyone.

Nick and Stephanie

Nick & Stephanie, CR1275, 5th De Diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 
Paul Trimmer was absolutely wonderful to work with. From the beginning we felt as though we had a friend on the “inside” who was advocating for us.  He understood our needs and was extremely helpful, reliable and transparent through the whole process.  Paul was able to find us a fantastic condo in the exact area we wanted to be and within our price range!  Paul made the daunting task of purchasing our dream home in another country a breeze.  Even after closing, Paul has continued to be very helpful with any issues we have needed assistance with.  

We highly recommend Paul for anyone wishing to purchase or sell a home in PV.

Karen and Wally Curry - Vista Romantica, Amapas, Puerto Vallarta
I would without hesitation recommend working with Paul to find your home in Vallarta. He makes sure to understand your needs, wants and desires and finds suitable options to ensure you don't waste any time. He is honest and straightforward. He also helped reset my expectations of reality vs budget! In the end, we found a perfect option that fulfilled most of what I wanted from my home here in Vallarta. Paul was efficient and effective in his follow ups throughout our time working together and I trusted his advice and feedback implicitly. I am glad I got to work with Paul on my first home purchase in Vallarta. 

Jenna Sinclair - Rio Cuale Casitas, Puerto Vallarta
I'd been searching for a while with no luck. The frustration had set in with spending money on building reports etc to then miss out on auctions. Then I had the pleasure of meeting Paul. What an A-class salesperson! His knowledge on the real estate market was great. His ability to show me what could be done with properties in the future to add value and improve them to make them in line with what i'm after at different stages of my life was fantastic. Then when we found the right place, his skills to talk me through the different options and strategies to buy it. I chose to do a Pre-Auction offer and then bid at auction. He was right there next to me and without him and his guidance, there is no doubt I would have missed out on the property just from auction nerves and lack of knowledge/strategy. I would seriously recommend Paul to any vendor and buyer. I absolutely trust him and his expertise and will be using him as my real estate salesperson going forward. And I no doubt will be recommending him to all my family and friends. And on top of all that, he's a really great guy!

David Neilson - Reimers Ave, Mt Eden
To see some of the properties Paul has SOLD in Puerto Vallarta - CLICK HERE

We recently purchased a property for which Paul was the selling agent and wish to express our appreciation of his efforts. Paul acted in a very courteous and professional manner during the whole process, responding promptly to any questions, as well as facilitating access to the property, often with short notice. We would like to thank Paul for his efforts and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Cheryl and Chris - Grey Lynn, Auckland

Paul was an outstanding help in buying a property late 2019. He listened, researched and recommended listings, and arranged private viewings. Paul was pleasant to deal with, highly professional, and knowledgeable about the market. His auction day guidance and practical support was invaluable and much appreciated. Highly recommended!

L Lindsay - Auckland, New Zealand

Having Paul working alongside as an agent worked very well for us. Buying and selecting a home can be a long painful process and Paul was there every step of the way; he had given us plenty of good reliable information on different properties along the way helping us throughout the selection and buying process. We particularly found it helpful having Paul sitting next to us on auction day helping guide us through the process. We would absolutely recommend his service to other buyers and sellers.

Frank Wang - Auckland, New Zealand

During the process of looking for a property in Auckland in mid-2019 we had dealings with many agents from many different agencies. Along the way we had the pleasure of meeting Paul. Paul made an impression on us both with his pleasant manner, his professional understanding of our requirements in terms of our budget and type of property we were looking for. Paul's willingness to spend a great deal of time researching properties, taking us to many properties over several weeks for private viewings, his great communication and feedback skills made for a great overall experience.
On auction day, Paul's guidance and support removed the stress and lessened the uncertainty surrounding the auction process. This was greatly appreciated. If in the future we require an agent to assist us in the purchase of another property, we will be making personal contact with Paul regardless of his employer. As such we have no hesitation in highly recommending Paul to a prospective employer or client.

Steve and Annie McCann - Auckland, New Zealand
Phone/whatsapp (+52) 322 384 6188                          paul@paultrimmer.com