Very Satisfied Clients:
My wife and I decided a couple of years ago to purchase a retirement condo in the Caribbean. After several visits to various points of call we decided to look at properties in the Dominican Republic. After visiting the Dominican to learn about the country, its people and the Real Estate laws we decided to purchase a property on the north coast of the island, in a little town called Cabarete.
Being a Real Estate Agent in Ottawa Canada, I needed to find a reliable Real Estate Agent in Cabarete that could help us through the process as the laws are quite different than in Canada. Lucky for us we connected with William Ostermann at Prestige Realty in Cabarete. William is an expatriate Canadian and has a wealth of experience.
Prestige Realty is a full service company that will walk you through the whole process, from the legal aspects of purchasing to the inspection process if required.
Full service is not a sale's gimmick, Prestige Realty meant it and has followed up consistently. In fact, even after our purchase was completed, William ensured that the property we purchased continued to meet our expectations by helping us find and supervise local tradesmen that were engaged to renovate our condo.
We have not only found a perfect Real Estate Agent, but have made lifelong friends with William and Dorothy and we cannot wait to spend extended periods in Cabarete. We would certainly recommend Prestige Realty to anyone interested in purchasing properties in the Dominican Republic.
As an added note William and Dorothy are the perfect hosts and really showed us what Cabarete has to offer, so that after only one week we felt as if we belonged!
From A Recent Client!
Hola Back At You:
I wanted to take a few personal minutes to extend a special "Thank You" William for all your patience and your time that you spent with Joe. It's pretty scary being in a new environment not knowing anything and being the GRINGO. Especially knowing that almost everyone wants to take full advantage of you.
You where very accommodating and I appreciate that and all the time you took to explain things to us. It's a lot to take in all at once. Being a "newbie" isn't easy. So much to learn and see and one week was definitely too little a time to do so much, that's for sure.
I also want to thank you for knowing that you will be there to answer questions for us and mainly Joe when he arrives there in January as he is a little leery and definitely unsure of so many things.
I know he doesn't want to be a pain in the ass but how else is one to know unless he asks and I told him that's how friendships are built! We made a contact or two while there but they are not in Sosua so he might have to rely on you for information for a lot of things for a while till he gets his feet wet. I have a feeling you are used to this.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your patience from the very beginning you have been a pleasure to deal with. Very open and honest. If anyone ever needs to contact me for a reference or anything please feel free to have them contact me.
Thanking you once again!
Donna & Joe
We asked a recent client Peter O'Rourke of Toronto about his experience.
I must apologize for taking so long dropping you a line to thank you for all your hard work last year when we were purchasing our condo in Cabarete. Considering we were buying a place virtually sight unseen and using you as our power of attorney everything went off without a hitch. A very painless experience! It was also a pleasure to return a couple of weeks later to set up a bank account and actually see our condo and then stay at your hotel free for a week. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Prestige Reality to anyone interested in purchasing in the Dominican and in particular Cabarete. Our return this year for a month (not long enough) was wonderful and we can hardly wait to return to the Dominican for our next holiday.
"We purchased a villa in Cabarete in 2008. William Ostermann of Prestige Realty was our agent. He knew exactly what we were looking for and did not waste our time showing us properties that did not meet our criteria. He was instrumental in the negotiations with the overseas vendor and held our hand through the whole process. It is a big step to buy a property in the Dominican but William made us feel completely comfortable with every aspect of the purchase. He even personally attended the closing on our behalf to make sure that everything was completed properly.
His after sale service has also been excellent.