About Us

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Thomas Hellyer is considered to be a bi-cultural expert with a strong analytical aptitude combined with a calm, forthright, and honest demeanor. His command of the Spanish language and the intricacies of Mexican real estate make him an ideal person to guide you through the process of making your dreams of living and /or investing in Mexico an exciting reality. Thomas is originally from Lake Chelan, a beautiful resort town in Washington State. He received a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington, Tacoma with a concentration in International Business. He first came to Mexico in the early 1990s to study Spanish in Guadalajara and totally immersed himself in the customs and slowly but slowly became fluent in Mexican Spanish and met his future wife, Iliana.

Diana Ramirez –Business Manager

Diana is originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco where she received a degree in Communications from the University of Lamar Guadalajara.  After marrying a renowned attorney she moved to the Lake Chapala area. Being bilingual, she was presented with the opportunity to work as an assistant to a successful real estate agent, Thomas Hellyer. Now she is heading the social media efforts for Chapala Home Sales, including popular sites like Facebook and Youtube.  One of her passions is video and photography,  she has the opportunity to take advantage of her talent and creativity in these areas. Some of her pastimes besides photography and video, include: running, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Alejandra Lazcano – Realtor

Alejandra waALEJANDRA-1-210x210s born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and raised in Ajijic by her parents, her Dad originally from Ajijic and her Mother was from Arandas, Jalisco. Through high school her studies were at different schools in Chapala, then in 1995 Alejandra moved to Guadalajara to study the career of Public Accountant at the UNIVER. By the end of the year 2000, she emigrated to A ustin, Texas to live with her grandmother. In 2002, she married and had a son. While in Texas, Alejandra had different jobs, of which, her favorite was work as an assistant to an interior decorator. In order to give major attention to her son, who was struggling due to cultural changes, she decided to work on her own as a Fitness Instructor. This gave her great satisfaction and allowed her to make friends with wonderful people of different nationalities and ages.


Ana Kabande – Realtor

ANA-KABANDE-WEB-210x210Ana was born in Guadalajara where her twin boys are currently living and attending university.She moved to Ajijic in 2005 and shortly thereafter, started working for Focus On Mexico, a local company that helps foreigners move to Mexico through learning adventures. She also maintains her own concierge service, offering tours, translation and more.Ana loves photography and finds Lakeside offers many opportunities to enhance her hobby. She also loves to help people, so it’s a natural fit as a realtor to help people find their dream home in the Lake Chapala area


Dwight McLelland –Realtor

DWIGHT-210x210Originally from the Great White North, Calgary, Canada, Dwight’s main purpose has always been “Helping YOU”.Whether it’s been thirty years as a Doctor of Chiropractic, seven years as a Franchise Business owner or twelve years as a REALTOR®, investor, home stager and renovator, Dwight’s focus has consistently been on his clients needs and wants.Certified as a Condominium Specialist and Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Dwight’s varied real estate and business acumen enables him to offer Lake Chapala Real Estate and his clients a knowledgeable and amiable attitude of caring professionalism. If Dwight isn’t showing properties or hosting Open Houses, you will see him participating in sporting activities around Ajijic and lakeside, whether baseball, golf, pickle ball or hiking. Dwight looks forward to “Helping YOU” find your dream home in our little piece of paradise.

Mónico Gutierrez – Realtor

PSBorn and raise in Chapala, Jalisco. He lived in California for 4 years. Later he got married and nos has 2 beautiful daughters and three dogs. Mónico has a degree in Business Administration, specialized on Human Resources. He worked on one of the biggest chain store of Chapala and he has always had his own small business sales related. He enjoys meeting new people and he´s proud of being part of the team.

In his free time he likes playing chess, cooking, taking long walks and he wants to play guitar! Also he is an excelent barber.


Pablo del Toro – Realtor

PABLO DEL TORO2Pablo grew up in Guadalajara until age 17, moved to Aurora Illinois were he graduated from high school and attended college for 1 year. He worked for many years in the auto parts business, then in 1997 became a licensed investment and securities agent working with Primerica Financial Services until 2004. In the same year, Pablo joined the real estate business where he found his passion. “I love working with people helping them to find their dream home.” In February 2017, Pablo was proud to become part of Lake Chapala Real Estate agency in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.


Shelley Armstrong – Realtor

SHELLY-PIC-210x210Shelley was born and raised north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After graduating from college with a degree in Interior Design she relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia then Toronto before settling in London Ontario.

In 2011 she made the move to Chapala, Mexico. Here she was able to do a job she loves. Working as a pet sitter Lakeside enabled her to spend her days playing with dogs, cats and birds as well as meet new people and stay in all sorts of neighbourhoods in the Lakeside area.

Now she has decided to take on a new exciting passion and challenge in real estate. While quite new to real estate, Shelley brings with her first hand knowledge of the many areas of town – their advantages and disadvantages along with her boundless energy and great enthusiasm to Lake Chapala Real Estate




Lake Chapala Real Estate logoWe work exclusively with our broker, Lake Chapala Real Estate. Their 13 years of experience in the Lakeside real estate market provides one more level of expertise support for your real estate experience. They also assist you by providing 4 bilingual, cross-trained support staff and office services including access to computers and Vonage long-distance phone calls.


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