Found martin rake via website point2homes in cancun mexico. i thought point2 was a legit website that verifies realtors, however they do not. martin rake has no office, no co workers, no legal permits, and is not licensed in mexico.
he runs his shady business dealings out of the trunk of his car and his vacation home and doesnt even live full time in cancun. he does not even speak spanish. he has no idea regarding the mexican legal system ect. None of the other reputable show rooms, real estate agents in the area or anyone involved in real estate had even heard of him when i asked around.
upon further investigation I discovered his website is fake and that he posts fake / expired/ and or stolen listings, and just pretend to be a real estate broker. i have since reported him to the local authorities. hopefully they can put a stop to this scammer before more people loose money. after wasting half a day viewing condos with him I knew something was very wrong.
he didnt know any information regarding the condos , and he merely passed me off to the sales team. just sitting around expecting to steal money from me. After he returned us to our hotel, i went back to the same show room. I spoke to the builder directly, the manager told me that Martin Rake has a reputation as being the “white man who has no idea what he is doing” they also told me that he has no legal abilities to sell real estate and that they mostly just use him to direct clients to the show rooms .
the building manager also told me that all clients he brings, they realize that he is a scammer and that they end up buying from the show room directly and cut him out of the transaction because he is an idiot. I was able to secure my condo directly with the builder and i was able to save $50,000 .
I also puchased a piece of land for development with a reputable realtor who actually speaks spanish and has a law degree from mexico and knew all the legal details to help me with the process. with a REAL OFFICE, a REAL form of ID as a realtor in mexico ect . ect. one of the land listings mr rake had posted ended up having fake documents and being illegal for purchase. i am not sure if he was aware, or if he was merely ignorant since he doesnt even speak the language to review the legal documents.
Martin Rake is a scammer and more importantly a fraud. everything about this man is fake.