Punta Cana - Bavaro Real Estate, Vacation Rentals & Property Management 
Maria Williams Plaza Artistica 2-2
Av. Alemania
El Cortectio
Bavaro - Punta Cana, LA 23000
Cell: 1-829-274-1637
Work Phone: 1-809-362-7935
Email Maria

Meet Our Team



Maria Williams
Broker/ Owner/  Consultant

Real Estate License (U.S.) since 2005.  Specializing in Real Estate Law, with special certifications as a Duel Agent, CMA's, and understanding and predicting the fluctuations and Market Trends in Bavaro/ Punta Cana


1-829-274-1637 / or WhatsApp me


Maria Williams is originally from Michigan, has been a U.S. licensed REALTOR  since 2005, and has lived in Punta Cana since 2008.

You may have seen Maria or Todd featured HGTV CARIBBEAN LIFE Episodes.  Several episodes to dateSee our "Media Page"

Maria is in good standing with the U.S. National Association of Realtors (NAR) and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

She maintains a continued affiliation with Century 21 in West Michigan and is a member of the AEI Real Estate Association in the Dominican Republic.  Maria holds an international marketing degree along with over 50 years combined experience in sales, marketing, customer service, project management, small business ownership and various certifications in Real Estate. 

Maria’s primary clients (both sellers and buyers) are English speaking from the United States, Canada, the U.K., and various parts of Europe. 

Maria is the proud mother of two married and successful children, and eight beautiful and talented grandchildren. She cherishes her visits to the U.S., catching up with her family and friends.

Maria enjoys travel, art, writing, photography, golf, and various water sports including swimming, boating, and scuba diving.



  • Featured Broker on International Real Estate Listings IREL podcast (Feb. 2014) 
  • Featured in the Canadian Winnipeg Free Press (Article; "Second Home in Paradise?  It's not a Dream"  
  • Featured in the Canadian Edmonton Journal "Make your Vacation Home in Paradise"
  • Featured in Living Abroad Magazine "Don't Worry, Be Happy"  
  • Featured in Womans World magazine (December 1999)
  • Numerous positive reviews on  TripAdvisor and HomeAway
  • Top West Michigan Real Estate producer with Century 21 (2006-2007).

Maria has extensive Property and Project Management experience receiving various project management and customer service awards. She was a former District Manager for Pacific Intercultural Student Exchange Program, with extensive experience in tradeshow and event planning.  Maria formerly owned an Art Gallery / Art School in Michigan, and is an Honorary Chairperson for the National Congressional Committee.  Maria is a proud U.S Army Veteran.

Maria's "Claim to Fame"

While serving in the U.S. Army as a squad leader in South Korea, Maria was selected to meet with former president Jimmy Carter in 1980. During breakfast, Maria suggested that service men and women be allowed to wear tennis shoes during extensive training, instead of uncomfortable standardized military leather boots. This suggestion was implemented throughout most U.S. bases and several bases abroad and has since led to more consideration in the customization of breathable military footwear, hence increasing performance, and reducing painful orthopedic problems.

In late 2017 Maria was involved in a serious car accident requiring 8 surgeries (internal and external injuries) combatting several near-death experiences.  She underwent years of painful therapy (new knees, reconstructive shoulder, etc.).  However, with the Grace of God, Maria learned to walk again and has regained the use, strength. and mobility of her right arm, and hand.  Maria feels so blessed to be alive, and credits many... from the amazing doctors, and nurses in both the Dominican Republic, and in the U.S., her numerous family members, extended family, friends, and wonderful clients for their continued prayers and encouragement. Maria is especially grateful to her 2 grown children who cared for her during this long and painful road to recovery.  Their love, care, patience, and sacrifices will be forever cherished and never forgotten! "(Thanks Kids and Grandkids)"!

Through this experience, Maria has a new perspective of life, and has adopted this aphorism (idiom) about Life, from her late father; "Where There's a Will There's a Way". 



Todd Williams 
Co-Owner/ Property Manager/ Reliable Property Management


1-829-754-7259 / or WhatsApp me

Todd Williams has lived in Punta Cana since 2008 and together with his partner Maria, they are the creators and pioneers of the short-term vacation rental concept and vacation rental explosion in Bavaro (Punta Cana); and the industry leaders in FULL SERVICE Property Management and Vacation Rental Booking Services in the area.

Todd ensures that our Property Management and Vacation Rental Services are done with excellence, regularly exceeding the high standards of our primairly North American clients.

Reliable Property Management offers the most affordable, legal, and most comprehensive Management/ Vacation Rental Services to property owners in the entire area, with no hidden fees.

Todd and his team now service nearly 60 exceptional properties.  Todd personally oversees the daily scheduling and coordination of all property management maintenance and repairs, airport transfer schedules and cleaning rotations, to name a few.  Todd also oversees all (income/ expense) accounting records and statements for our Agency and for all our Owner Clients. During high season it is not uncommon for Todd to respond to an average of 40-50 rental inquiries weekly. All this is a true testimony to Todd and his team’s dedication, ethics and excellent reputation.  See Our Testimonials Page.  

Under Todd's leadership, Reliable Property Management was the first in the area to be contacted by HomeAway, has achieved Trip Advisor Excellence Awards Additionally, Reliable Property Management has been featured in The Canadian Edmonton Journal; (May 2010) and The Canadian Winnipeg Free Press; (August 2010).  See our Media page for these articles.

Todd has over 27 years combined property management, maintence, and supervisory experience in the U.S. and in Punta Cana (Bavaro).  Other skills and experiences:

  • Certified U.S. Repair Technician
  • Over 30 years of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing experience 
  • Experienced in swimming pool pump, plumbing and repair 
  • Utilizes cost effective repair and restoration approaches 
  • Uses of state of the art property management/ landlord accounting software programs
  • ​Former tool and die Operations Manager with a U.S. company for over 20 years
  • HGTV Caribbean Life 2018 Host
  • Many years of experience in owning and managing his own investment income properties in Michigan\


Todd is quick to respond by email (please)... while still attending to numerous ongoing emails, texts, and phone calls day and night.  He is a straight shooter, and is passionate about demonstrating prinicpalites and ethics, expecting the same from all those he works with.  Email is initially preferred please.




Jeannie Flores
Administrative Office Assistant, Sales Support, Customer Service, Excursion Booking Specialist

1- 809-362-7935 / Office

1-829-661-7006 / or WhatsApp me


Jeannie was born in Manhattan, NY in the Washington Heights area. Her mother is Dominican born and her Father is Nicaraguan born. Jeannie grew up speaking, reading and writing English and Spanish at home and later learned basic Russian. 

Jeannie studied Economics and Finance in High School and later became a certified Paralegal. Later she worked in NYC as an Administrative Assistant in a Real Estate Firm in Manhattan where she acquired her knowledge of Real Estate and all it’s branches. As a Paralegal, Jeannie worked with different case laws and later began working for the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA). In this government organization, she later acquired her Project Management skills and became a Closing Specialist.

In May 2012, Jeannie moved to Dominican Republic for a new challenge and discovered her niche in the Tourism and Hospitality field. From 2013-2020, she had the privilege of working with several Tour Operators in Bavaro, Punta Cana, with the Sales and MICE departments, receiving clients from various destinations from around the world.  Jeannie was often asked to assist in spoken and written English translation services.

Jeannie explains that she is a people person and loves to work as a team. It brings her joy to help and serve others,  She understands it is best to do what’s in the best interest of others. With Reliable Realty, she looks forward to helping others find their piece of “Paradise” in the Pearl of the Caribbean.

Jeannie's husband is Dominican; a native of Higuey. He has been working in the Hospitality and Tourism field for over 16 years. His knowledge came in handy when helping Jeannie adapt and understand how tourism works in Punta Cana. Jeannie states her other personal blessing is her step-daughter, who is full of life, loves her Dominican culture, and whose beautiful personality makes it easy for Jeannie to love her unconditionally.

On her personal time, Jeannie likes to watch movies and specific TV series. She loves word search puzzles, baking desserts, and going out on Family movie night. She also enjoys driving through a scenic areas, to relax and de-stress.

Having former experiences in working in Real Estate and Construction Management in NYC provides Jeannie with a better understanding of what Reliable Realty’s goal and purposes are, especially when assisting clients in purchasing their dream vacation home. It drives her to provide a better customer services with an ultimate goal of happy clients who are able to enjoy their future investment here in Dominican Republic.

Jeannies future goals are to own her own property, enjoy the beach, as well and to take a dream trip to Europe 😊




Gregory Perez 
Property & Project Management Supervisor / 24/7 Emergency contact

1-809-860-0040 / or Whatsapp me


Gregory Perez is Dominicaborn and speaks fluent Spanish, Dutch and English. At the age of nine Gregory moved to Holland (Europa) with his mother for a better life. While in Europa, Gregory studied Philosophy and also held a part time job as a car-painter while attending college. “This education, combined with my work experiences, changed my life into becoming a more mature man,” says Gregory.

In 2006, as part of the human rights movement in the DR, Gregory worked for a public school for four years, primarily as a teacher. During that time he amassed valuable skills while participating in many educational activities including various workshops, conferences, teamwork courses, and leadership training.

Gregory is a loving and hardworking husband and the proud father of 2 young children who reside here with him.  His primary job as the Property Management Supervisor, is to assist Todd (the co-founder and Property Manager) as the "feet on the ground" person, thus assuring various property and project management work orders are immediately attended to.Personal hands on customer service is in high demand for the over 2000 vacationers and owners the Agency services annually, especially during high season (Dec. - April) when there can easily be 12 or more check-in and check-outs in one single day.

Gregory's has been with Reliable Property Management since 2012.  His role as Property Management Supervisor varies every day - from the personal and professional client check in and check out duties, attending to small repairs himself, coordinating the cleaning and transportation staff and schedule, attending to the ongoing inventory management needs, Owners annual inspection and maintenience reports, and assisting with prompt utility and HOA bill payments. 

Gregory's primary function is as our Project Management Supervisor.  He immediately attends to vacation rental guests (or visiting owners), assists in minor repairs (i.e.repair of  A/C, televisions, hot water heaters, appliances, etc.).  Additionally also helps new owners in establishing electricity services (CEPM), cable TV, and internet.  His ability to speak, read, and write both Spanish and English is essential for this position.

Recently, Gregory was promoted. Gregory is also our Project Management Supervisor.  Project Management assumes the responsibilities of managing any repair, or renovation request over $500.00 U.S.  His added job as the Project Management Supervisor also assumes the role as the vital liason for new owners who purchased new construction properties, that may not be ready for 1-2 years.  Once the the newly constructed property is a few months from being completed, Gregory acts as the liason for the new owners.  In essence, since most of our purchasing clients do not live here full time, Gregory is their eyes, ears, and feet, a liason who works directly with the Developers "Post Sales / Project Manager" to evaluate the progress and completion status and relay this information to the new owners.  Part of the Project Managers duties include; taking progress photos, making sure any requested and approved upgrades are installed correctly and on a timely basis.  Once the property is completed Gregory assist the new owners in securing Electric meters; then Cable TV / internet.  At this stage a 2nd (or 3rd) inspection is done once electrictity is established to assure all electrical outlets, lighting, appliances, and electronics are fully functional. 

70% of the properties sold by our agency go into our Vacation Rental Program.  Therefore combining both jobs makes sense, as Gregory can then assure the newly constructed, or newly renovated property is ready to quickly move into our Property Management Department.

Our owner clients (and tenants) adore Gregory, with credit of numerous impressive reviews.  His responsibilities require him to be on call nearly 24/7 so that he can meet the various needs of our clients from around the world. However, even while balancing his work and family life, Gregory receives daily compliments for his kind, prompt, professional and calm approach in all situations. 




Anzhelika Heijnemann (Gribova)

Sales Advisor, Residency Consultant, Excursion Specialist 

(English, Spanish, Russian, and some French)


Office: 1-809-362-7935 (Mon- Fri. 9 am - 5pm, Sat. 9am - 1pm)

Cell:  1-809-704-4749  or WhatsApp me


Anzhelika Heijnemann (Gribova) is originally from Belarus.  After finishing her University studies and obtaining the degree in "Social Studies and Journalism", she accepted an offer to move to Caribbean and start a career in the tourism and Hospitality Industry. Due to the traveling nature of the position, Anzhelika lived and  worked in several important tourist destinations such as Cancun, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Thailand, before finally settling down in the touristic area of Bávaro, Punta Cana where she has been living and working since 2006,

Various stages of the impressive growth and development of the East Coast have been witnessed first-hand by Anzhelika; from her memory of a relatively small fishing community with a small number of foreign visitors, to its expansive growth today, boasting as one of the main touristic places worldwide.  

Anzhelika is a Top Producer of successful real estate transacations with our Agency.  She has years of experience in helping new-comers find their dream place to call a home in this tropical paradise.  For several years ,she has been instrumental in organizing numerous vacation and business tours for expats to explore key points around the entire island. 

Her background in Real Estate Sales and Rentals is a great asset to our Agency, as well as her bonus experience in Residency procurement on behalf of her clients.  Her years’ experience as a Hospitality Manager, and her ability to communicate well in English, Spanish, French and Russian, make her a great addition to our team of professionals. Her patience, attention to details, and her pleasant and welcoming personality, truly reflect the island’s beautiful, carefree and hospitable spirit.

Whether you’re looking for fun, stress-free vacation, a winter getaway, a part-time home, or if you’re looking for a permanent home, Anzhelika experience in the Real Estate Industry, combined with her deep knowledge of this favored Caribbean Destination have been priceless for her numerous expat clients from all over the world.

In her free time, Anzhelika enjoys long walks on the beach, scuba diving, and organizing tours, so others can also discover new and amazing places around this big beautiful island of the Dominican Republic.

               Cristina Violini                     

 Outside Real Estate Sales Advisor and Translator

  (English, Spanish, Italian, German and some French) 

Please ask for my email and phone no.


Cristina Violini is Italian born, she studied commercial languages ​​at the "Università degli Studi di Macerata" as a Foreign Language Correspondent .  (English, Spanish, Italian, German, and  a Little French.

She left Italy in 2001 and worked as an Operations and Contracting Manager in the Dominican Republic and Spain (Palma de Mallorca); then as Sales Manager for 7 years in a large Spanish Hotel Chain in Vienna. Cristina additionally lived and worked in Austria and Germany for almost 10 non- consecutive years.  Cristina other work experience have been as A Project Manager, an Administrative Assistant  in a travel agency, even in a car rental company in Malaga. The majority of her work experience has been, in one way another, related to Customer Service, Sales and Trade.

Cristina expanded her work experience in Project Management here in the Dominican Republic while assisting and supervising staff, and in the collaboration with other Administrative Assistants from different real estate agencies here in Bavaro / Punta Cana; having constant interaction with real estate sales agents, Sellers, and Prospective Buyers. Providing the neccessary services required to execute a successul real estate transaction.  She values her extenisve experience in advising customers, negotiation, and finalizing sales contracts, Cristina has a keen ability to adapt to professional and business environments, always maintining a good business sense.

Cristina Works well independently and with a team.  She is not afraid to make decisions or work under pressure, and thrives well during challenges.  Being very responsable and organized is very important to her, as it is our Agency.  Cristina is very precise, efficient, self-motivated, and creative (can think outside the box).  Her communication skills are extremely valuable in the multi-national expat área!

Cristina is professionally sociable and able to make connections with people from all cultures.  She is very interested in learning about different cultures.  Cristina’s combined work experience have given her strong organization and precision skills and the open-mindedness to adapt to the typical Latin culture as well :)

Cristina loves working with people in making their dreams a reality.  She is particularly excited about her role as an ongoing collaborator with our agency.  Her language skills, experience,  appreciation for all cultures, and her prompt responses are much appreciated by all. 




Dominga Montano Labasta 
Housekeeping Supervisor

1-809-362-7935 / Office (9am - 5pm - Mon. - Fri. / Saturday 9am - 1pm)

1-829-862-7871 (cell)​ or WhatsApp me

Dominga only speaks Spanish.  If English is preferred, please call the Office during office hours


Dominga Dominga was born in the capital of Santo Domingo in the late seventies, where her mother still lives and works. For  several years she has lived in the city of Veron, located approximately 20 minutes drive from Bavaro.

Dominiga is happily married to Javier.  They have 1 son together whose name is Ismael.  Dominga's biological father passed away when Dominga was only 10 years old, so she is very close to her mother and siblings. She has 3 biological siblings, and 6 step siblings. 

Dominga serves as our Housekeeping Supervisor. She comes to Reliable Realty with over 35 years cleaning for various companies.  However, she now solely cleans for Reliable Realty and our clients.

Dominga understands the importance of cleanliness, organization, and décor pleasing to the eye.  She possesses the experience and trustworthy character essential to our Agency and has received many positive reviews about her thorough cleaning services.  

Dominga says, although her family does not read or write well, they are all hard-working, Dominga is no exception.  She has worked since she was a child, primarily in housekeeping, but she also continues to care for other children and the elderly when she is not cleaning/ working.

Dominga describes herself as a very responsible person, who is somewhat shy with new people.  She is motivated when others need her but does not like being taken advantage of.  However, she is very non-confrontational and prefers to keep a distance from people who do not appreciate her assistance.

Dominga Dominga loves dogs, and together with her family they care for 4 loving dogs.  She enjoys going to the movies (cinema), decorating homes, camping with her family, and going to church. She respects other people’s religion’s who worship the same God, even if they worship Him differently.

She really loves cooking, and the food of her country; rice, beans, various meats, fried salami, soncocho, asopau beans, sweet guandules cooked and flavored with coconut milk, etc.

NOTE:  Dishes in the Dominican Republic are a fascinating blend of its multiple cultures from African, Taino, and European cultures with influences from immigrants who settled in the DR from the Middle East, Asia, and the Mediterranean. This has led to significant contributions to the gastronomy (culinary) styles.

The most popular Dominican meal is called “La Bandera” and means “THE FLAG”.  It consists of rice, beans, meat, salad with avocado, and sometimes a side of tostones which are fried sweet plantains (banana’s). This popular plate is eaten most every day, and Dominican’s never tire of it.

Dominga hard work, and going the extra mile without complaining, is an asset to Reliable Realty.  Our valued owners and their vacationing tenants appreciate the extra work and care she puts into making, and keeping the properties we manage clean and organized. We are so pleased, as excellent cleaning and strong moral character is vital to our Property Management services and reputation.


Lexie Wilcox

Professional Photographer, Area Tour Guide (see link below), Area Consultant, Property Inventories, Wedding Coordinator/ Officiant, and Referring Real Estate Collaborator 

1-829-919-7269 or WhatsApp me

Lexie Wilcox is from an island on the east coast of Canada, she now lives in Bavaro full time; recently assisting in the building her dream home, now finished and located in Macao (near the beach).

Lexie is the oldest of 10 siblings.  She has 4 grown children of her own in Canada, 2 daughters, 2 sons, and five beautiful grandchildren. 

A well-known icon here with the locals, expats and annual (vacation rental) tourists. Lexie is always exploring the area on her red 4-wheeler, discovering new businesses, events, quaint local shops and the best deals to be had.  She often brings her adorable small Russian Terrier dog named "Riley", who loves the fresh air 4-wheeler trips.

Lexie's bubbly personality and deep knowledge of this growing area, makes her Ideal for 2 services she provides to Reliable Realty as an Outside Service Provider:

Since 2013, Lexie is Reliable Realty’s PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHER providing numerous and beautiful Professional Photography of new property listings, and new Vacation Rental property options.

Lexie uses the expensive indoor and outdoor professional camera's to capture the colors and perifial view of both interior and exterior photos... the way your eye sees them.  She spends hours editing each photo to assure the right colors, angles, and clarity.  All with prompt delivery of the finest quality of photos we have ever seen in the entire area.  Her prices are very reasonable considering the amount of time and work she provides.

Other Custom Photography Services: 

  • Updated home photos (interior/exterior) for increased FOR SALE or FOR RENT attention and exposure
  • Cherished memory photos of your vacation in Punta Cana (Bavaro)
  • Wedding Photos or special events held in Punta Cana (Bavaro)
  • Unique and professional photos of the area, your family, friends, or pets
  • Exceptional stock photos for purchase for work projects, websites, FaceBook, or specific area photos.  Ask about her amazing portfolio.
  • Custom photography tailored to your personal, business, work projects, websites, social media or specific neighborhood area amenity photos. 


Additionally, Lexie provides assistance with the INVENTORY required for the sales process of a furnished Resale property.

Lexie also provides a unique and affordable tour called the... "WALK-A-BOUT TOUR": This custom tour is an informative area/amenity tour, walking at your pace and showing you where everything is, restaurants, money exchange, grocery stores, bakeries, pharmacy, bars, evening entertainment spots, where to sit and enjoy the beach, salons and spas and more. Lexie provides beneficial navigational and cultural tid-bits from the perspective of an experienced expat who understands and embraces the culture here. So instead of spending frustrating hours or a few days of your vacation, tying to "figure it out", join bubbly, friendly Lexie on her valuable "Walkabout tour" of the area. Walkabout tour is offered for Los Corales OR both Los Corales and Corticito.    Her informative and very affordable "Walkabout tour", will have you feeling like a local right away!  There are 2 Walkabout tour options, plus a special discount for those who using her tour as a platform for Reliable Realty’s "Real Estate assessment Tour".  Please contact Lexie directly for pricing and options.

NOTE:  This is NOT our personalized Real Estate Tour.  For more information specific to the real estate market and opportunities here, please refer to “REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT TOURS”

If Photography, and quick neighborhood tours are not enough, Lexie is also a “Professional Wedding Officiant”, performing many weddings both on and off the resorts. 

Thinking about having a Wedding on the beach in Punta Cana (Bavaro)?  Ask Lexie or Reliable Realty for more details.

Please Contact Lexie Directly for More Information and Pricing.