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IMG 4600 A3R22mayt pp_1Harriet Cochran Murray: Director

‘I feel very fortunate that I have had the opportunity to live and work in Mexico, and to come home to a culture which reminds me of home’

A Presence in Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Since 1997 – Exclusive Local Broker for Leading Estates Of The World


Harriet Cochran Murray, Director of Cochran Real Estate, is the current President of Ampi Puerto Vallarta and also a long time memer of CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), which is a designation under NAR (National Association of Realtors). I am a Realtor with NAR International and travel each year to the FIABCI consortium of developers and real estate brokers.  I traveled to Luxembourg, Russia, France, Spain, Greece, The Netherlands to attend courses and presentations of internationally known economists, developers and real estate companies.  Coming up in 2015 is Malayasia.


Cochran Real Estate has provided experience and knowledge of the real estate market to buyers and sellers in the Bay of Banderas. Our team is ready to assist you with your needs.

Born and raised in Louisiana, Harriet has a BA degree in Art Education and a minor in Business from LSU at Monroe, Louisiana.

She became a Texas real estate broker in 1975 and worked as the broker for a large developer for 10 years before forming her own company. She has had the opportunity to work in residential as well as commercial real estate in Texas, and served as a general partner in commercial office/show room development.

Harriet moved to Puerto Vallarta in 1996 and worked for a local real estate firm for a year and a half before opening her own office in 1997. Her brokerage in Mexico includes second home and resort listings and sales, property management and leasing, feasibility, investment analysis and implementation.

Harriet is an Associate member of AMPI (Association of Mexican Real Estate Professionals) in the Nayarit and Jalisco chapters. She is currently the Chapter President for Vallarta AMPI.  Harriet is also a Certified International Property Specialist, member of FIABCI international real estate consortium, and the National Association of Realtors.

What she has learned living and working in Mexico, is that there are many similarities between Louisiana and Mexico, among which are the use of the Napoleonic Code for a legal system, and appreciation for the French and Spanish early settlement of her home state.  The early influence of Spanish and French culture, customs, music, art and food, have heightened her awareness and enjoyment of the rich culture and life she has found here.


Harriet’s expertise and experience in the Real Estate and especially in the Mexican market makes her Viewpoint blog articles both informational and intriguing.  Harriet has had various real estate columns in local newspapers and currently writes for the PV Mirror.  Check her Blog articles here: Casasandvillas Blog

Harriet is a Buyer’s Agent who specializes in getting the best deal on theright property for her clients.  Visit her website focused on the Puerto Vallarta market at www.casasandvillas.com  or  Check out her International Real Estate Listings at Cochraninternational.com

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