Making Paradise our Home
Prior to moving full-time to the East Coast of Bavaro (next to Punta Cana), owners and partners Todd and Maria Williams, traveled all over parts of the U.S., the Caribbean, South and Central America, and found themselves consistently navigating back to Punta Cana/ Bavaro as the favored Caribbean vacation destination. It was the beautiful beaches, tranquility, low crime, affordable real estate, low hurricane chances, increasing new infrastructure, friendly mix of people from all over the world, the friendly people, and the Dominican Republic’s government stability of “embracing foreign investors” offering investment incentives that kept bringing them back.
Then, in 2008, they decided to make their favorite vacation spot their primary home. As they learned more about the culture and real estate, they slowly began helping others realize the immense benefits of buying and living here.
In November 2009, they opened Reliable Realty SRL, a registered, tax-paying Dominican Republic (LLC) Corporation. In October of 2010, they opened the Reliable Realty office in the heart of the tourist beach-towns town of El Cortecito in Plaza Artistica. This favored beach-town has since become the setting for numerous HGTV episodes. (6 episodes total to date; 5 Caribbean Life and 1 HouseHunter Intl.; with Maria and Todd as the presenting hosts).
OUR TEAM GREW! What began with just Todd and Maria, has grown into a team of several incredible people including a the Sales Team and Support, hardworking and honest Agents; as well as the corresponding Property Management team of the Property Manager, Project Manager, Supervisor /client services, and an inhouse Housekeeping Supervisor; all needed for the growing sales of vacation homes to primarily North Americans, who many leverage them as beautiful vacation rentals when the were not using them. Reliable Realty services over 2500 vacationers annually with an array of full services to provide our guests a memorable vacation experience. This growth additionally requires the assistance of regular outside legal services (Attorneys, Accountant, Human Resource, a photographer, outside contractors, and more).
WORLDWIDE ATTENTION: In 2010, Maria wrote “Getting Around Punta Cana Insider Tips” later named “Punta Cana Revealed”, 11 Editions total... All SOLD OUT now. This publication was initially intended as a travel and area navigational guide as our Beach-towns of El Cortecito and Los Corales kept growing. By 2014, the final publication (then 120 pages) was voted by TripAdvisor participants, and numerous investors as the "Best and Most Current Guide for the Punta Cana / Bavaro beach-town areas". Attention by several other mediums grew, and continue to grow ever since. Providing Reliable Realty a consistent flow of Real Estate inventory for sale, an amazing portfolio of beatiful vacation rentals, and daily calls and emails from serious purchasing investors. SEE OUR MEDIA PAGE
OUR EXPERIENCE: Todd and Maria’s collective experience and expertise enabled them to grow a successful Bavaro/ Punta Cana real estate agency and Property Management (vacation rental) business. Maria worked for several years as a licensed real estate agent in the U.S. having an extensive international sales & marketing background. Todd worked for 20+ years as an operations manager, and on the side, as a property manager/ landlord of his own properties in the U.S.
Listen to Todd and Maria’s story via this International Real Estate podcast (2014). Why they came to Punta Cana / Bavaro in 2008, and why they decided to stay. Their challenges and their triumphs.