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About Us

Michaela Sirbu, Realtor, Chapala Realtors


Hi, I am Michaela and thank you for visiting this website.  I moved to Ajijic 10 years ago from London, Ontario after attending a Focus on Mexico tour group.  After 12 years as an air traffic controller in Canada, I realized my passion in life has always been to help other people. Becoming a Master Pilates Instructor, I helped thousands of people over the next 20 years develop stronger bodies and minds through the Pilates Method, Yoga and Theta Healing.

Ajijic is one of the most beautiful places on earth!  I still thrill at the opportunity to help others by helping them in finding the perfect home for their retirement years.

Come visit Ajijic and you'll stay to live your best life ever!



Hi. This is Ricardo. Born in Vancouver, B.C., I studied Business Administration and Marketing. Work led me in various directions over the years but all were in customer service. It seemed that the desire to help people has always been with me and what better way to help people then to help them start a new and exciting life in Lake Chapala. As part of the team with Michaela, I strive to provide you with massive amounts of honest straight forward information.

I will be your private tour guide and chauffeur during your stay with us and look forward to showing you everything I love about Lake Chapala.

Ricardo & Michaela, Lake Chapala Retirement Seminar Hosts
Retire In Lake Chapala

Together we are the Retire In Lake Chapala Team with a combined 22 years Lakeside.

Working together we can help you in any way possible to make your transition to Lake Chapala a reality.

Contact us today or hit the chat button below and let's talk about how we can help you make your dreams come true!

Your hosts Michaela and Ricardo welcome you to Lake Chapala and our Lake Chapala Retirement Seminar.

We love Ajijic and and our lifestyle here and want to share what it's like to live Lakeside.

Moving to Lake Chapala is a big step towards a new life and we understand that some of you may be apprehensive in making this move.

Michaela arrived in Ajijic on a Focus on Mexico Seminar in 2010 where she learned about life in Ajijic. She fell in love upon first sight and moved down to the village two months later.

Ricardo came in 2013 and fell in love with Michaela, the great weather and all the activities. Together we have built a lovely home and life in Rancho del Oro

You can read more about our lives before we moved to Ajijic.

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