The PVL Team

We are your Real Estate Professionals. 

Our commitment: To deliver personalized service, utilize the highest industry standards and create the most successful experience for each of our individual clients.

Experience, Service and Results!

Our combined experience over many years in the Real Estate Industry makes us experts in Sales and Marketing, Property Research, Investing, Development/ Renovations and Mortgage Finance.

We pride ourselves on service and believe the most important skill to begin any great business relationship is “listening”. Your needs and goals are always our first and most important priority.

The results we deliver while achieving your objectives comes from a strategic plan that is developed with and just for you.

Our Agents

Patrick O. Smith, B.SocSci. DSW, CCM


Patrick offers a over a quarter century of Real Estate excellence which derives from both a broad professional spectrum as well as his very personal “passion for property”. During a fifteen year career working in various forms of Social Work, Patrick’s real estate “investment and redesign hobby” evolved into much more than just a creative outlet. It became lucrative. As a team leader, his understanding of property acquisition and resale, restoration and capital growth, property management and many industry variables all come to the table.

Patrick has won countless Industry awards in Canada, is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) with the National Association of Realtors (U.S.) and owns a Brokerage operating in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

Ultimately, formal Real Estate licensing 24 years ago at the Ontario provincial level and then becoming member of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) bring us to the more current: The birth of the OLH team in 2015. Experience, Service, Results was and still is our motto.

Patrick continues to own and develop a variety of working and recreational properties in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

He has also developed and redesigned multiple properties and builds from the “ground up”. With an added educational background in Corporate Communications and Public Relations, he ensures your marketing needs take a strategic place in the plan. As a result our team offers a competitive edge in the listing process. PVLH client sales stand out against the crowd, Patrick brings diverse experience, creativity, a rich understanding of the real estate industry along with the key ingredient: respect for each client as an individual.

Luis Sanchez


Luis can be described as a consumate entrepreneur with a lifetime of successful professional and career business choices. He is currently the co-owner of PVLivesHere which is a fully accredited, licensed and registered Real Estate Brokerage with the Federal Government of Mexico and AMPI.

20 years in the health and wellness industry, holding many certifications, plus managing his own holistic Healing Spa helped create a person with a skillful business eye and character that is caring of the wellbeing of all people. Luis is a founder and figure head of The PV Lives Here team and a Realtor in Mexico for the past 6 years. Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, he also holds visas in both Canada and the United States.

Luis comes to the table with a true sense of empathy for all his clients, both international and domestic. He has educated himself with all available certifications and a registration with A.M.P.I. He believes that in this vibrant, fast-evolving and inclusive economic time here in Banderas Bay, it has never been more important to work with both a committed professional who is trained and properly educated. Luis’s motto is clear: Support buyers and sellers with absolute diligence. Share professional insight and knowledge. Live and work with integrity. Luis has unsurmountable knowledge of investment strategies as they pertain to an income approach on value, which comes to him from both his professional commitment and his own personal properties and management.

Living in the center of all the action, in the heart of Old Town Vallarta, you can contact Luis by email, phone, text or WhatsApp at +52 777 267 7989

Rosetta Riley

Rosetta brings a fresh, genuine and caring commitment along with her unique passion for helping others to every client she supports. Her experience and academic accomplisments to date provide a solid base with a broad range of skills and talents to her career in Mexican Real Estate. 

Her journey in America included a number of achievements which directly enhance her very comprehensive Real Estate skill set.

A Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Biola University and Spanish studies at West Los Angeles College provide an excellent communications advantage for every client relationship. A Real Estate License held and accredited in the State of California offer an international perspective on the industry. As well, Rosetta completed a Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) in National Housing Management and is (HUD) Cyber Awareness Trained.

Rosetta is dedicated to Mexico which holds a special place in her heart. She defines it as a welcoming and enchanting country and is captivated by its warmth and vibrant spirit. “The hospitality of Mexican people is overwhelming, along with the the allure of Mexico’s culture, cuisine, history and of course the months and months of endless perfect weather” She is also committed to an ongoing pursuit of national knowledge, regarding commerce, trade and legilsation as the fast evolving systems of business in Mexico are ascending quickly to new heights.

As your accredited Real Estate Agent, Rosetta will bring genuine, caring respect to the table helping and promoting your unique and individual needs.

Jamie Montiel

Jamie has shared his excitement for Real Estate with friends and family since childhood and at the very early age 18 he made first home investment. Born and raised in Puerto Vallarta, Jaime moved to America in his 20’s, where he studied and worked for 15 years making experiential gains and achieving much success in his academic and vocational pursuits. Jaime attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts, double majoring in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Statistics and Data Science. Following this he lived in San Fransisco and as an Import-Export Custom Broker in furniture, accents & decor for 10+ years. During this time he also had the benefit of working with inventive and inspiring interior designers.

Jaime currently owns and has uniquely developed his own home in PV through which he has connected with the architectural community and familiarized with various important government offices. He also supports and facilitates Public Relations and planned giving for Pasitos de Luz, an organization providing services to kids with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

As a Creative, an Entrepreneur and a Philanthropist Jaime brings a balanced, empathetic and well researched approach to all of his Real Estate clients needs. His “Customer First” team approach professional policy means that those with whom he works will always have the benefit of completely committed and competent attention.

Diane Harras

Administrative Director

With an extensive 30 year background in Financial Advisement, Banking and Lending, Business Management and Real Estate, Diane brings a wide-ranging wealth of knowledge and support to the team. She delivers a valued skill set, which through study and ongoing commitment offers a deep understanding of the Mexican real estate industry and enhances a sharp administrative eye for our all of our clients. All of this and her ever growing quest to bring new technologies into play offers huge value to PVLH team members.

Diane’s hails originally from Toronto, Canada where she did her first degree in Business. A long career with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) lead her to a certification as a Financial Advisor and with the renowned company, Investors Group she supported a large private portfolio of private clients for several years. Diane also held a License to practice real estate in the province or Ontario and maintained memberships with the Ottawa Real Estate Board and the Real Estate Council of Ontario for over a decade before coming to Mexico.

Her capacity to offer both caring and sound direction is both instrumental and crucial to daily client and office support.

Diane believes that “Staying on top of both industry and economic direction along with a good set of listening skills are key elements in helping people with smooth, successful Real Estate transactions”. Currently Diane also supports our investors as a property management leader. She will always go the extra mile and puts our clients first.