Steve Didier named new Chief Marketing Officer for American Realty
What does one of Las Vegas’ most successful Real Estate Professionals do after riding out the most turbulent decade since the great depression; after conquering nearly every aspect of the profession, achieving wealth, status and respect; but at the same time watching his surroundings grow bleak daily with rising unemployment, ever escalating health care boondoggles, and a Government that seems impossibly broken?
He changes his surroundings of course.
American Realty is excited to announce the newest member of its team, Steve Didier as new Chief Marketing Officer.
Steve, who is originally from the heartland of Minnesota, brings small town values, and a way to relate to people that can only be taught from salt of the earth parents to a Playa del Carmen Real Estate market that as of late has become famous for its Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz sightings. His duties will primarily be to coordinate all marketing efforts including social media, print and online presence.
Shortly after graduating high school, Steve left his parents farm to serve his country in the United States Army. After doing his tour of duty, the bright lights and big city of Las Vegas beckoned, and he learned that his strong work ethic could translate anywhere.
In his Real Estate career with the re-known Prudential Americana Group, his many recognitions include:
- 3 Time Chairman’s Circle Platinum Awards(Top 1% nationwide)
- 2 Time Chairman’s Circle Gold Awards (Top 2% nationwide)
- 4 Time Top Of The Rock Award
- Circle of Excellence Award
But awards and recognitions only tell part of the story. “The real value that Steve brings is his enthusiasm and his attention to detail” says Chris Rauton, Director of American Realty.
“Steve is a guy that never rests on his laurels, is always trying to do better today than what he did yesterday. You can’t teach that, it’s a desire you are either born with or you are not, and it is very rare in today’s world.”
Steve’s first assignment will be to head up efforts for the Caribbean Living project located in Playa del Carmen. This is a mixed use project that combines condos and townhomes, with prices starting at $59,000 USD for a 2 bedroom condo in one of the most exclusive zip codes in the entire Caribbean.
In calendar year 2013 approximately 600 units were sold, making this one of, if not the most, successful project in the entire Caribbean.
“I would not put my name or my reputation behind a project that was not 100% there” says Steve. “The fact that we are working with the most reputable developer in the entire country, a company that has won Builder of the Year awards nationally 6 of the last 7 years, means that quality is first and foremost in everything they do”.
The Caribbean Living development represents a major shift in the real estate landscape of Playa del Carmen.
Built to American construction standards and less than 10 minutes to the turquoise blue water that the area is famous for, Caribbean Living provides an affordable option for Americans and Canadians who are looking to retire abroad or have a second home in a tropical paradise.
Asked what motivated him to make such a life changing move, Steve does not hesitate. “I came here on vacation and like many people just fell in love with the place. Playa del Carmen is cleaner, safer and cheaper than any place I know back home; combine that with a city that rivals Barcelona or Vancouver in its cosmopolitan feel, and of course the beach where they film Corona commercials and it was a no-brainer to me.” says Steve. “To get to do all of this while working with the dream team at American Realty and the best developer in the country was just the cherry on top. I am grateful for the opportunity and more excited about this than I have been… well ever!”
For more information about the project check out: www.americanrealtyplayadelcarmen.com/
For the full press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11390611.htm
Taste of Playa 2013
As a relative newcomer to Playa del Carmen, I’ve been trying to experience everything that this amazing city has to offer and yesterday I got to attend an annual Playa del Carmen tradition – Taste of Playa!!
First of all, let me say that I am constantly amazed at how nice everybody is here. Locals and ex-pats alike are very friendly and incredibly helpful. My Spanish skills are coming along and I try to use it on a daily basis and the locals are always more than happy to help this gringo learn the ropes.
American Realty specializes in not only understanding the laws in Paradise, but how those laws apply to Americans here. Their reputable impression in the real estate Playa del Carmen industry has been just a small part of the positive results they have experienced in Real Estate profession. American Realty team makes sure that the property is legally registered and recorded in the name of the new buyer. Many brokers just want to get a deal done. American Realty always want to be sure that their clients are protected from start to finish. Read the Full Article / Miami Herald
Of course this is a lucrative source of income for many hotels and resorts that offer these Mayan ceremonies as part of their services. They also offer Catholic, Hindu, Protestant or Jewish rites. Venues range from gazebos on the beach to cobblestone pathways, cozy churches and amazing gardens.
Tourism Promotion Trust (FPTRM) of the Riviera Maya informed that approximately 42,000 Britain citizens arrived to the Mexican Caribbean during the month of October 2013, and this number is expected to be higher this year.
This month, will take place events of great importance in Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen) and Tulum, such as the Day of the Dead Traditional Festival, the Mayakoba Golf Classic (only Golf Tournament approved by the PGA in Mexico), Taste of Playa and the succesful Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, all of which will generate a high impact in terms of income and touristic promotion in the area.
Playa Builder, the most trusted name in home construction in Playa del Carmen, recently completed a luxury remodel in one of the most exclusive new neighborhood: Nick Price Residences.
The owner of the luxury condo, loved the location and layout of the complex, but wanted to put his own touches on it. This is where PlayaBuilder came in.
Day of the Dead – Playa del Carmen, Xcaret Park
While many of the ancient cities of Mexico lay claim to having the best “Day of the Dead” celebrations, here in Quintana Roo the place to be is Xcaret Park for their annual “Festival de Vida y Muerte” or “Festival of Life and Death”. Every year from October 31st to November 2nd, the park is transformed, candles and torches light up the paths, aromatic “copal” smoke permeates the breeze, stunning altars grace the grounds and music and dance performances create beautiful spectacle.
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where the day is a bank holiday.
The celebration takes place on November 1 and November 2, in connection with the Christian triduum of Hallowmas: All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
Thats why Riviera Maya is a succes, decades ago this place already had some tourism anchors in place: the Mayan ruins of Tulum, the sleepy, sexy vibe of Playa del Carmen, and the liquid beauty of Xel-Ha, a lagoon that offered magical snorkeling.
Mezcal, which comes from agave like its more popular counterpart, tequila, has recently emerged as a trend on several cocktail lists. It is characterized as having a smoky taste that cannot be masked, even by the addition of fruit juices, sugar, or other mixers. It adds complexity to the usual tequila cocktails.
Whats the difference? Tequila was originally distilled from the sap (called aquamiel, meaning honey water) from the heart (also called the pineapple) of the blue agave plant into a brandy known in old Mexico as vino mezcal.