Meet the Kimmel Realty Group
Jeff Kimmel has been a California lawyer since 1980 and was licensed as a California Real Estate Broker from 1987 to 1991. He worked in the real estate business here in San Miguel de Allende for four years as a licensed Guanajuato agent.
In 2017, Jeff became a partner in the Mexican law firm, Portilla, Ruy-Diaz y Aguilar (portilla.com.mx). PRA has offices in Mexico City, Queretaro and Los Cabos and is recognized as one of the best law firms in the country, offering comprehensive legal services, and superior ethics.
Known for unmatched integrity, a history of success in business, and for his in depth understanding of the legal and cultural differences that face clients buying and selling real estate in San Miguel de Allende Jeff has evolved into a creative problem solver and skilled listener with a gift for organization, detail, and quality results.
You can rely on Jeff to communicate clearly, and often, as a loyal and reliable broker representing your interests alone and help you take the risk out of buying and selling real estate in Mexico.
Since 1972 Jeff has lived, studied, worked, and traveled in Mexico. San Miguel officially became his family’s home in 2012. He is fully bi-lingual and his long-standing network of personal, business, and legal associations in Mexico are an asset to both him and his clients.
Jeff’s wife since 1982, Marta is an interior designer and talented creator of furniture who co-founded San Miguel’s 100 Woman Who Care group for whom Jeff has volunteered from its inception and is now a board member of. Jeff is also a co-founder and a board member of Preservación de San Miguel de Allende with a mission to preserve the historic center of SMA and he is of counsel to Feed the Hungry a non-profit dedicated to hunger and poverty alleviation.
Megan was born in Northern California. Her parents Jeff and Marta Gonzalez Kimmel began bringing her to San Miguel de Allende in 2002 and she returned many times with and without her parents. In 2011, she was married in San Miguel and moved here permanently in 2013.
Megan graduated from The Athenian School in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of Arizona where she graduated with a B.A. in Latin American History. Megan also has a B.A. degree in graphic design.
After university, Megan worked as a real estate agent and transaction coordinator with the Sally Forster Jones Group in Beverly Hills, California. See sallyforsterjones.com. Trained under Sally Forster, she learned how to successfully work in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the world working with one of the top teams in the United States.
In 2013 Megan started and ran a successful jewelry company based in San Miguel utilizing her design background. This company featured all handmade jewelry that was all sourced in Mexico. In 2019 she sold her interests to the company to her partner.
In 2015, her son Greyson was born in Queretaro.
In 2021 Megan decided to return to her real estate roots and to partner with her father Jeff Kimmel to form the Kimmel Realty Group.
Maggie moved to Mexico in 2019 and brings 25 years of sales and management experience building luxury brands and is a skilled negotiator and natural networker who thrives on building lasting relationships with clients. She utilizes focused marketing strategies, social media, and data insight to drive sales and empower clients. In addition, her services continue after closing, offering concierge level resources from a carefully curated list of preferred vendors.
Maggie brings real estate experience to San Miguel after buying and selling homes in Chicago over the last 20 years. In 2018 she completed a 10-year restoration of a landmarked home in historic Wicker Park. This project combined her passion for renovation and interior design with real estate as an investment strategy and helped her develop a keen eye for investing in emerging neighborhoods.
As a recent buyer in San Miguel, Maggie is particularly attuned to the Expat buyers and seller’s needs. She understands the complexity, emotion and detail involved in the buying and selling process and brings both a buyer and seller’s perspective to the table.
Maggie is a graduate of Stephens College with a B.S. in Public Relations and is actively involved in various community organizations supporting her beloved SMA.
Sarah moved to San Miguel from Chicago. Like so many others, she fell in love with this magical town the first time she stepped foot here over 10 years ago.
When buying or selling with Sarah, you will quickly recognize that she is very genuine and honest with her clients. As the mother of two young children, Sarah is in touch with what families are looking for in a home and what they want and need to know about San Miguel - neighborhoods, school programs, and extracurricular activities. She is passionate about advising you throughout your transaction and is intent on earning your repeat business and referrals from your friends and family.
Her data driven approach to real estate transactions comes from spending over 15 years in Corporate Finance. Her ability to listen and to understand the assignment (precisely what the client’s needs are) partnered with her attention to detail will help ensure that clients have the best experience throughout the entire process.
Sarah is a graduate of Indiana State University and has a B.S. in Accounting.
Sarah looks forward to helping you identify and achieve your real estate goals!