Keith Heitke

Phone: (415) 513-0122
Cell: (999) 144-5202

Instagram: `@haciendamexicomerida

Keith is a senior sales agent for Mexico International Real Estate, the oldest agency established by foreigners here in Merida, he’s been selling real estate in Merida since 2003.  He’s a current member of AMPI, the Mexican Board of Realtors.

House Hunters International on HGTV recently filmed their fifth visit to Merida, the third episode to feature him.  The buyers in all episodes are now living in Merida and loving it.

Keith has used his knowledge to produce a series of videos in conjunction with Yucatan Today featuring the unique neighborhoods and homes of Merida, which can be seen here:

One visit to Merida was all it took for Keith and his longtime partner David Sterling to fall in love with Yucatan’s tropical climate, rich Mayan history, stately Spanish Colonial architecture, tempting local cuisine and delightfully friendly and genuine local people… a big and welcome change from their lives in Manhattan.

They bought a grand old Spanish colonial home in Mérida’s centro histórico in 2002, and turned it from a decrepit, abandoned dump with good bones into their “showplace” home which is now featured in popular books and magazines on fine Mexican design. Their amazing and enjoyable process spurred them on to open a branch of their New York based company Worldstudio International Design Services   A number of Keith’s real estate clients loved his design work so much they went on to become his clients as well, realizing their own dreams for a unique Merida home.

Keith’s lifelong interest in exquisite homes dovetails perfectly with his work as a top real estate salesperson, with his design work, and as the longtime leader of the Merida House & Garden Tours. This has also given him excellent credibility in our community as the “go-to” person for quality properties with history and charm.

In 2004, Keith formed “Hacienda Mexico Luxury and Unique Real Estate” as a specialty branch of Mexico International, focusing exclusively on prestige properties of utmost quality, or those with the potential. Whether priced high or low, all his listings promise to be something special.

Let Keith loose with your Merida home search… you’ll be glad you did!


Good Morning, Keith!

We’re back home in Austin and wanted to follow up with a note of thanks to you for your time, insight, and expertise.  The knowledge you shared with us helped reaffirm exactly why we want to make the move to Merida.  You are definitely “our” Agent in our search for our home - can’t imagine working with anyone else.

Your patience in showing us so many properties (including your own spectacular home!) made us realize the difference between what we thought we wanted vs. what will really work for us.  You are a perfect mix of professionalism and fun - and while we’re not in a position to purchase a place for a few months - you gave us the motivation to try to move that date up even further.

So, Keith, thank you!  Looking forward to a great working relationship and personal friendship with you as we start our new life in Merida,

All the best,

Tracy and Scott Abeel

We are Gordon and Susan Carson. We recently bought a house in Merida and Keith Heitke was our realtor. We could not have asked for a better experience. Keith is a real professional. He listened carefully to what we thought we wanted, showed us several houses that could have met our needs and was patient with us as we agonized over which one to make an offer on. His advice on how to deal with the offer process was excellent and resulted in a successful negotiation. The attorney that he recommended was excellent. She was extremely thorough in explaining each step in the process of buying a house in Mexico and was meticulous in explaining the paperwork, in English.

Keith is a real professional, and we would recommend him to anyone who might be interested in Yucatecan real estate. I can be reached at and would be happy to answer any question on our experience.


I met Keith about 3 years ago and have been involved in several transactions with him. I have found him to be a true professional in every aspect. He is knowledgeable, considerate, through and has excellent taste. In addition, he is a delightful person and a pleasure to spend time with. I can recommend him without any reservation.

Jim Anthony

999/192-5912 Merida Cell

828/221-0028 Merida, Mexico (From US)

828/734-7573 US Cell


We have dealt with Mexico International for a few properties and can safely say they are the true professionals when it comes to real estate in Merida.

It can be very frustrating when an estate agent is showing property without doing their homework or checking that everything is in order, well with

Mexico International there were no nasty surprises. Every transaction went perfect and I must say dealing with Keith Heitke was a pleasure.

They understood the type of property we were looking for, had everything ready and answered every question we had right to the day of closing.

Sean and Colm



I would thoroughly recommend Keith at Mexico International for all and any real estate transactions.

In 2006 I bought two houses through them. Keith was delightful and informative.

Very friendly but always professional. His grasp on the market down here in Mérida is superior to most.

The financial side of things also went very smoothly as Keith knew all there was to know.

I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and in fact have already recommended them to several others who have also been most satisfied.


Ian Arthur


Thanks to Keith Heitke and Mexico International, we had a wonderful experience buying our house in Merida. From the beginning—which was via email—Keith was a brilliant and caring communicator. He gave us the information we needed to really prepare for the process. Once we landed in Merida, we were able to zero in on what we wanted and actually found and bought our house in less than a week. Keith works very hard to match a buyer’s desires with real possibility.

Arin and Todd Farrington