“Talk to a Lake Chapala-Ajijic Expat “

July 6, 2008

Would you enjoy talking one on one with a local resident of Lake Chapala who will tell you the good, the bad and the urgly?

What about a one on one telephone consultation with an expert on real estate in Mexico?

Want to discover the insider secrets of how to live a comfortable life at Lake Chapala-Ajijic Mexico on a pension from someone who does it.

And the best part is, for a limited time, you can do all of the above at an unbelievably low price. As a Thank You for visiting Chapala Club I want to make myself available to you for a half hour one on one telephone chat absolutely without charge or obligation of any kind… and I´ll even pay for the phone call.

Obviously I can´t do this without charge forever. I´m just one man. And, I don´t know just how long my wonderful wife, Arcelia, will let me work evenings without putting her foot down and telling me I have to stop …. or else.

So, don´t miss out on this opportunity to hear it straight from the horse´s mouth so to speak.

Schedule a personal one on one FREE telephone consultation with me now!

Here´s how you do it.

Just e mail me at: Sid@ChapalaClub.com to give me your telephone number,

two different days of the week I can call

two different times in the evening for each of the two days

include your time zone.

Give me a few days to respond, and I will e mail you the date, the day of the week and the time to expect my call.

It might be a good idea if you have a list of things that are most important to you for us to focus on to make the best use of our time together.

I look forward to our chat, Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Jan

    Dear Sid,

    I have been researching Lake Chapala and area as a possible semi-retirement location for my husband and myself. I would still like to work there as I am only 53. I’m a dental hygienist from the Toronto, Canada area. What would I need to do to work there? Could I work for myself? Could I set up in my home?
    After reading every website I think you are the man to go to.
    Have a great day and any help you could gie me would be much appreciated.


  • http://www.chapalaclub.com Sid Grosvenor

    HI Jan. Thanks for your questions about working here at Lake Chapala Ajijic, Mexico,

    You can open a business here, but unless you can convince the authorities that no Mexican is qualified to do the work of the business “cleaning teeth” then you could not work as an employee of your own business, but only over see it as an owner.

    Convincing the athorities would be very difficult to do here since there are a whole bunch of Bi lingual dentists that practice here and charge just $25 USD to clean teeth.

    You could try to work under the wire, but I think you would soon be found out and asked to leave and not return.

    Since we already have so many dentists here doing this I feel fairly certain someone would no doubt complain.

    Sorry to be the bearer of such news. Are there other things you might be able to do here with a lot less competition such that you could open a business and hire yourself correctly stating there was not a qualified Mexican to do the work of the business ?

    Many North Americans find something they can do on line and earn income from home this way.

    The government only allows a certain number of foreign Real Estate Agents to work here, but so far most of us have survived year to year with the argument that we understand our culture and are of the same age as our buyers etc.

    But they still limit the number of us that are authorized to be Realtors here.

    Thanks again for your comment.I look forward to answering your questions and helping any way I can.

    Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Sandra Kennedy


    I am considering a semi-annual life in Ajijic/Lake Chapala. Are there many single women in their 50′s and 60′s? Does it seem mostly a couple’s world?
    After an 8-year marriage, I am looking into options.

    I may be renting a house in June. What is the weather like? Are rodents and mosquitoes a problem?

    Thank you.

  • http://www.chapalaclub.com Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Sandra, Thanks for the good questions. In a word… YES there are a lot of single ladies here. Their are of course single guys too.
    There’s no reason not to have an active fulfilled life with plenty of friends single or married.

    Rodents and Mosquitos are no more a problem here than other parts of the world. Our gardeners typically control garden pests and there are services that can handle household pests. A friend who visited from Hawaii once told me, “Sid, you guys have all the same beautiful weather plants, flowers and trees we have in Hawaii, but without the humidity and bugs.”

    Hope this puts your mind at ease. Plan a trip to check us out in person. You’ll like what you find. Sid

  • Bob

    Hey Sid,

    I just noticed this thread is a couple years old after I tried to set up a call time. My e mail was returned. Are you not doing anymore phone calls?


  • http://www.chapalaclub.com Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Bob, Thanks for your comments. NOt sure why your e mail
    came back, but yes I’m available to do telephone conferences.

    Send me an e mail to Sid@ChapalaClub.com

    Please put “Telephone Conference” as the subject line.

    Tell me the best time to call you in the evening and your time zone.

    I like to do calling between 7 and 9 PM CST.

    Look forward to chatting. Tu amigo, Sid

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