Would You Trust A Guide Who Had Never Even Been On The Beaten Path, Let Alone The Unbeaten Path?

“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?

Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo

I spent the weekend at the V Symposium Caribbean Genealogy and History (V Simposio Caribeño Genealogia e Historia) , held this year in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

This gave me a chance to check out the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. Locally known as “Catedral Primada de America”, this is one thing you don’t want to miss when you visit Santo Domingo. Continue reading Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo

5 Things I did Right in Punta Cana

I must have done something right in my ten years here, right? I must have made some good decisions. Well, I wouldn’t have fallen so in love with living in the Caribbean if I hadn’t had some good times. And there have been LOTS of good times.

So these are the things I’m proud of. Continue reading 5 Things I did Right in Punta Cana

Scandals in Paradise

Gossip. I had no idea this was the most popular form of entertainment among the local resident expats here in Punta Cana before I made the move, although I suppose I should have had an idea since I am fully aware of how small-town gossip works. I didn’t realize it immediately, most likely because I was too busy trying to get my business up and running. Once the business took off, the floodgates crashed open and we were quickly thrown into the scandalous gossip headlines, updated and re-told daily. Continue reading Scandals in Paradise

Punta Cana: A Lawless Wild West

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

Why Do Punta Cana Expats Complain So Much?

I find it curious that so many people here seem to make a habit of bashing Dominican culture and even Dominican people in general, expressing negative views about almost all aspect of Dominican society and life in the island.

It makes no sense for an expat to move to a warm, cheap country, with far fewer resources and lower standard of living, and then spend their days complaining about how backwards things are. Continue reading Why Do Punta Cana Expats Complain So Much?

Punta Cana: 5 Photos To Fuel Your Travel Inspiration

Punta Cana is a place like no other and offers incredible scenery, beaches, surf, kind and welcoming people, flavorful food from street vendors and fine dining restaurants, and prices that are easy on the wallet…if you know where to go. It’s a place where you can relax by the pool or seaside, and experience adventure. Continue reading Punta Cana: 5 Photos To Fuel Your Travel Inspiration

7 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move to Punta Cana

Living on an island in the Caribbean surrounded by beautiful golf courses and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of Dominican coffee, freshly picked fruit, walk along the beach and maybe go for a swim to cool off. This is paradise. This is a dream come true.

But this might not be the dream life for everyone. Here are seven reasons why you shouldn’t pick up and move to Punta Cana- God knows we have way to many complainers in town. Continue reading 7 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move to Punta Cana

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