Prudential Team

Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division has the following requirements for all its Sales Associates:

  • To be bilingual
  • To be willing  to participate in continuous professional training.
  • To become affiliates of AMPI (Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals) and adhere to their ethics code.
  • To be committed to real estate as a long term career.

Our clients’ interests always come first.

Tere Kimball, Broker has been a member of NAR  – (National Association of Realtors since 1999 and holds the following certifications:

    • CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
    • RSPS – Resort & Second-Home Property  Specialist
    • ALC – Accredited Land Consultant


Patricia Diaz Rental Manager

Born and raised in Guadalajara, Patricia studied Business Administration at ITESO: a prestigious university in her native city.
She has a wide range of business experience, having lived and worked in Jamaica, Cancun, Mazatlan, Mexico City and now in Puerto Vallarta.
For the last six years, Patricia has been focused on property rentals in the Bay of Banderas area (Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit). Patricia worked inside the luxury gates community of Punta Mita, where she managed the rental department and handled many world class residences. Patricia says, “I am used to dealing with the requirements of the rental luxury market”. Clients who can afford the best, expect the best” and that’s what we will deliver with the new Prudential Platinum Rentals program.” Patricia notices that Prudential’s mission includes rental properties at every price point. “I enjoy meeting new people, regardless of their rental budget,” Patricia says. “At Prudential, we have the ability to carefully match properties with people” and that’s the essence of the rental business.” Patricia says she has thoroughly enjoyed her 18 years in the Bay of Banderas area. “The experience in the Vallarta area has been wonderful and I love having the ability and market knowledge to help share Vallarta with clients. There may be other attractive destinations, but nothing like Puerto Vallarta!

Phone: Office 011 52 322 226 2690 Mobile 011 52 1 138 3921
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Saul Groman

Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division | South Office Broker contact:

Phone: Office 011 52 322 222 3494 Mobile 011 52 1 322 142 3493
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Marilyn Newman

With a keen interest in Puerto Vallarta’s development, Marilyn Newman is excited to be part of the Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division sales team and the burgeoning real estate market in the Bay of Banderas. Marilyn brings with her a passion for service excellence, professionalism and complete client satisfaction. She is an Associate member of A.M.P.I. (Asociacion Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios/Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals), NAR (National Association of Realtors), and her local association’s Multiple Listing Service. She has also received the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, which is a specialty group of the National Association of Realtors that focuses on international real estate. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Marilyn has lived in Puerto Vallarta since 1990, mastering the art of living in Mexico. With expertise in various facets of real estate, she joined the family at Prudential, bringing a wealth of local knowledge and real estate savvy. Marilyn has proven to be a tremendous asset to both clients and colleagues alike. Marilyn says, “The diversity and natural beauty of Vallarta is what makes it special. There is truly something for everyone, and I promise I will find that special something for you, and make it happen!”.

Phone: Office 011 52 322 226 2690 Mobile 011 52 1 322 306 0534
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Carmen Garcia

Carmen is a native of Mexico City and has always loved dealing with people. She worked for many years as an English teacher but her interest in other cultures eventually took her to England. There she worked for several years at the Mexican Embassy in London. As a foreigner in the U.K. Carmen devoted herself to the promotion of Mexico in all aspects. Returning to Mexico City, Carmen worked in Public Relations and International Commerce for a Trade Advice Consulting Firm, creating business connections for a number of small and medium sized companies. The charm and beauty of Puerto Vallarta fascinated Carmen and in 2002 she made the decision to move here. In June 2004 she joined the Prudential Vallarta Sales Team excited by the prospect of building a successful career in real estate. She has developed a succesful connection with her clients, some of whom are now her friends. The magic of this area and the friendliness of its people is something she knows captivates Puerto Vallarta’s visitors and she is always happy to share this with her clients. She considers PV a wonderful choice for a perfect lifestyle. “Make this place your home, and you will love it as much as I do. For me, looking at the ocean and the beautiful mountains everyday is a real gift. Don´t miss having the same opportunity to enjoy this magic place”

Phone: Office 011 52 322 226 2690 Mobile 011 52 1 322 150 6890
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Tere Kimball

A native of Mexico City, Tere received her real estate training at the Rockwell Institute in Bellevue, WA where she was licensed and became a top selling sales associate within her first year working for John L. Scott. Tere is also a Certified International Property Specialist (C.I.P.S.), a Resort Second Home Property Specialist (R.S.P.S.) a member of NAR (National Association of Realtors) since 1999 and was also the President of AMPI Riviera-Nayarita (Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals) for the past nine years (2004-2012). After only two and a half years as a top producing sales associate working for a local firm, Tere was offered a partnership to open a Prudential California Realty office that covers all of the Bay of Banderas. Tere’s theory is, In order to make this the best real estate office in our area, we have to make a difference as people and always put our clients’ interests first. The key is our team. Prudential Vallarta is and has been the number one listing agency for more than 9 consecutive years and is consistently ranked among the top five selling real estate agencies in the Vallarta-Nayarit area.
On a personal level, Tere has a deep sense of compassion for the neglected cats and dogs of Puerto Vallarta and has rescued, spayed, neutered, give in adoption, relocated approx. 1000 cats and 150 dogs over the last 6 years. She works hard to educate the local residents on how to control the population and improve the lives of our local felines and canines.

Phone: Office 011 52 322 226 2690 Mobile 011 52 1 322 294 1612
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Lulu Gutierrez

Lulu Gutierrez was born in Tepic, Nayarit, located within a 2 hour drive North from Puerto Vallarta. She spent most of her childhood in San Blas, Nayarit, a fishermen town located North of PV on the Pacific Coast.
In spite of her family’s tradition that a career was only for men and women were raised to be housewives, mothers and to stay at home, Lulu was on a mission not to follow that conservative and old tradition. She knew she could strive to have both. Lulu´s impressive real estate background comes from having spent many years associated with two real estate franchises in the area.
Lulu embraces having policies, guidelines and structure, as she knows she needs all of these to become even a more respected real estate professional in a competitive market environment.
Lulu´s has specialized in large land transactions, she knows every mountain, field, plantation, swamp, river crossing, etc. plus she is very well liked by all the Ejidatarios and private land owners of the area.
Lulu joined the Prudential Vallarta Sales Team, because through the years she has learned that personal and professional growth can be achieved by sharing knowledge, experiences and getting support from a positive team. Lulu comments: “my client’s needs will always come first”. I will pursue the best options and will usually end up with a new longtime friend.
On a personal level, Lulu loves nature, has two beautiful adult children whom she loves and two grandchildren which she adores.

Phone: Office 011 52 322 226 2690 Mobile 011 52 1 322 105 8875
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Araceli Rios

Araceli Rios Favela was born in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1965, to a large family of 3 brothers and 4 sisters. As a small child she was fascinated by computers and decided to study Computer Science at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. She worked for 2 years in Invermexico, and installed one of the first private satellite data and voice systems in México. Her parents had built a house in Bucerías, Nayarit, where she used to come on weekends. On one of those trips she met her future husband and they have 2 beautiful boys. Araceli moved to Vallarta and started a computer business, representing Hewlett Packard and Acer. After 15 years she decided to make a change and started working in real estate were she was invited to work at Prudential Vallarta. She thought it was a great opportunity to work for a company with such an excellent reputation.

Phone: Office 011 52 322 226 2690 Mobile 011 52 1 322 135 8973
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