Punta Cana is a laid back slice of paradise, a vibrant, multicultural and multilingual community filled with creative professionals, artists, vacationers, retirees, and families, enjoying spectacular beaches, fantastic views, and colorful nightlife. Continue reading The Nine Types of Real Estate Agents to Avoid in Punta Cana
If your competition isn’t playing nice, (and most of us in business in Punta Cana are used to this) you don’t have to lie down and take it. Here are some ways to fight back when the going gets tough. Continue reading The Ways I Handle a Competitor Who’s Trying to Bring Me and my Real Estate Business Down in Punta Cana
What do the Realtor® Code of Ethics and the Facebook Terms of Service have in common? Continue reading Realtor® Code of Ethics vs. Facebook Terms Of Service
Recently I had an experience with an estate agent visiting Punta Cana from Canada. She claimed to be taking a tour of the area to refer interested clients. She was friendly, courteous, and took lots of detailed notes on our closing procedures and taxes. Continue reading The Locals Always Know Better
So you’ve found your ideal vacation getaway or retirement villa in the tropics. Before you pour another margarita and think about your gold swing, think about what you’re doing when you sign on the dotted line. Continue reading The In-House Always Wins
“Stay out of my territory,” Walter White warns a rival in Breaking Bad.
It might seem odd to follow the advice of a criminal kingpin, but Walter White is right. Sticking close to your own territory and area of expertise is something every REALTOR® should do. Continue reading Would You Trust A Guide Who Had Never Even Been On The Beaten Path, Let Alone The Unbeaten Path?
I have been selling real estate in Punta Cana for more than a decade. I remember working in the New York property market for a couple of years. In New York agents and office workers, were required to adhere to the highest ethical standards, and we were forbidden to refer clients to landscapers, architects, painters, decorators, and finance companies for a fee. Even the suggestion that we had bent the rules and could benefit from a kickback would lead to immediate termination.
The market in Punta Cana is very different. Continue reading Punta Cana: A Lawless Wild West