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.
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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).
Maria 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’s primary clients (both sellers and buyers) are English speaking from the United States, Canada, the U.K. and various parts of Europe. Maria holds an international marketing degree along with over 35 years combined experience in sales, marketing, customer service, project management and small business ownership.
Maria is the proud mother of two married and successful children, and eight beautiful and talented grandchildren. She cherishes time in the U.S. catching up with family and friends.
Maria enjoys travel, art, photography, golf, and various water sports including swimming, boating, and scuba diving.
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Maria also has extensive property management experience, and has received various project management and customer service awards, She was a former District Manager for Pacific Intercultural Exchange, and has extensive experience in tradeshow and event planning, She formerly owned an art gallery and school inMichigan, and was an Honorary Chairperson for the National Congressional Committee, and 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 instead of uncomfortable standardized military leather boots during extensive training. 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 conditions.
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 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 services and vacation rental services are done with excellence, regularly exceeding the high standards of our primairly North American clients.
Reliable Property Management offer the most affordable and most comprehensive management/ Vacation Rental services in the area, with no hidden fees.
Todd and his team now services nearly 75 exceptional properties, and Todd personally oversees the daily scheduling and coordination of all property management functions. He also oversees all monthly accounting and rental statements and answers an average of 50 rental inquiries daily. All this is a true testimony to Todd and his team’s dedication, ethics and excellent reputation.
Under Todd's leadership, Reliable Property Management was the first in the area to be contacted by HomeAway, has achieved the Trip Advisor Excellence Award, and has has been featured in The Edmonton Journal (May 2010) and The Winnipeg Free Press (August 2010).
Todd has over 23 years combined property management experience in the U.S. and in Punta Cana, along with these 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 investment income properties in Michigan\
Todd is quick to respond... although he attends to 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.
Sales & Tech Support, Sales Agent (Spanish)
Project Management & Excursion Booking Coordinator
Roberto refers to himself as a faithful Dominican, born in a small town called Bonao located in north side of the island. My family owned a lot of land with many cows; lounging by beautiful rivers. Rich land offering a wide range of natural fruits and vegetables, that grow so well in this fertile land. Since I was a little boy, Roberto always had big dreams of studying, traveling abroad, and gaining new work and life experiences along the way.
Roberto is single. He possesses 2 college degrees; 1 in advertising, secured here in Dominican Republic, and his 2nd degree in marketing, achieved in New York. Roberto has worked primarily in various call centers as a supervisor, or manager, as well as active participation in quality control & within training departments.
Roberto’s primary functions with Reliable Realty SRL, are Project Management (Assisting our clients with renovations, remodels, new construction, larger repairs, etc.). Roberto also assist with Sales Support, and tech support. Additionally, he works as a Sales Agent assisting all our Spanish speaking Selling and Prospective Buying clients. Roberto is very quick and efficient, and loves multi-tasking!
Robert's all-important role within our 11 year old (full-service) Real Estate agency, requires exceptional multi-tasking, and communication skills; both Spanish and English. Robert's duties change daily, and consists of an array of diversified tasks pertaining to ALL the changing needs within our 3 departments of: Real Estate / Project Management / and Property Management (vacation rentals and guest services); Thus, making this position vastly important and vital for smooth communication between our team (departments), our clients, and our numerous developers and outside service providers.
After living and working in the U.S. for 10 years, Roberto returned to his homeland of the Dominican Republic in 2013. This move was so he could be closer to his family, especially his mom who he is very close too. And to also re-connected with his old school friends, who now live in various places within the large Island of the Dominican Republic.
Since Roberto moved to Punta Cana in in 2017, he has been working various types of jobs. However, his Dream Job was to always be a Manager in either Sales, within a busy Real Estate Office, or as a Project Manager… Currently he is doing all 3, as he is always on fire to learn new tasks quickly. His experience in working with busy North American Professionals, as well as his ability to Speak, read and write excellent English (and Spanish) has helped him fast forward with Reliable Realty. He loves staying busy too! Roberto says…
On Roberto’s free time, he enjoys “Surf body boarding” and he enjoys helping his family when needed. Roberto says he “is now more appreciative and no longer takes life situations for granted, as he did before when he was a child”.
- “This job keeps me busy doing various tasks that change every day, depending on the ever-changing priorities required by the 3 Departments within Reliable Realty (Sales, Project Management, Property Management).
- I enjoy assisting the Broker and Property Manager as the main Office, by completing all the tasks done on a timely basis; whether assigned by the 3 departments within Reliable Realty, or taking the initiative in getting the time sensitive details done quickly and accurately on my own, so as to keep the communication line flowing.
- I’m very content with working with Reliable Realty and the amazing owners, other employees, agents, the various contractors within this hard-working Agency.
- I absolute love working with all the smart and serious INVESTORS/BUYERS and SELLERS from all over the world!”
- I hope to grow with the competent Reliable Realty Team in enjoy learning an array of procedures, as well as developing strong and trusting relationships with all new owners, repeat vacation rental guests, and our endless list of Agency Collaborators, Developers, and Outside Service Providers.
Roberto’s skill sets, and attitude, as well as his efficient and positive attitude make him a great asset to the Reliable Realty Team… We look forward to having him grow with us and can’t wait to see what else he can do!
1-829-274-7724 / or whatsapp me
Kyla Hamilton-Bell is a Canadian citizen, born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been living in Dominican Republic for the past 2 years. Kyla owns a beautiful 3 bedroom penthouse in the fun, safe beach-town area of El Cortecito, a walk away from the Reliable Realty office.
Kyla retired as a Youth Worker with the Upper Canada District School Board in May of 2017. After working with the school board for over 20 years, she was ready for a challenge, and decided to move to Punta Cana / Bavaro area to initially volunteer at a local animal rescue shelter. Helping animals in need has always been a passion of Kyla’s and, she was very much looking forward to this new chapter in her life.
After volunteering with the local animal rescue for over a year, Kyla felt she needed a little more human interaction, so she worked in the Real Estate sector in the Dominican Republic as sales support for another year. Kyla says, “Assisting Sales Agents, and organization is a job that allows me the opportunity to meet many new and exciting people. I love to help others and I am honored to be given the chance to be part of each individual journey and to assist the best way I can”.
Kyla decided to join our sales team, assisting in various, and tedious real estate procedures and helping us meet sensitive deadlines. Kyla’s attention to detail, her professional approach with our team and clients, along with her desire to support (behind the scenes) is perfect for our busy agents, and our ever-changing daily requirements.
Kyla believes that everyone desires their own "little piece of heaven" , which she found herself here in Bavaro/ Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and more specifically she found here at Reliable Reality, where the agency goals are equal to hers in “helping clients realize their dream of living in the Caribbean can actually come true!!
Kyla looks forward to meeting and assisting all of you soon!
Executive Sales Agent
1-809-957-6099 / or whatsapp me
Krystal Gorham was born and raised in South Western Ontario Canada, and brings 27 years of experience in sales, management, and marketing. Krystal, along with her husband Richard, own a successful Heating and Cooling business with operations in Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville Ontario, Canada. Krystal and her husband have three beautiful daughters.
As a co-owner of this business, together they built their business to the growth and success it is today.
As a business owner herself, Krystal truly understands the importance of our agencies most cherished values; honesty, trust, hard work, and exceptional customer service.
Krystal is also member of the Canadian Legion and has lived in Foggia, Italy for 8 years before the operation of their business in Canada, hence providing her the opportunity of learning to speak some Italian. A great advantage here in Punta Cana.
Krystal had been traveling to Punta Cana for years before moving here full-time. Like most of our team, it was her dream to live the lifestyle that Punta Cana offers, and by having a great team running their company back home, this has allowed Krystal and her husband, the opportunity to fulfill this dream.
After almost a year living in Punta Cana, Krystal decided she missed the interaction of working and assisting people. Thus, bringing her to Reliable Realty. Krystal is ready to help you accomplish the same dream of home ownership and a lifestyle change soon.
When Kyrstal is not meeting new people, and/ or selling Real Estate, she is an artist working on a new art piece in her favorite acrylic medium; painting beautiful landscapes Punta Cana is known for. From a 3rd party perspective, she is quite talented too. Krystal’s other hobbies include walking, dog-sitting, cooking, and trying new cuisine’s.
After Maria William's horrific car accident Christmas Day of 2017. And despite the severity of this accident, and long recovery time, for over a year, Krystal stepped in as acting Broker, and continued to assist in our Sales Department, servicing our Property Owners (Sellers), as well as our endless Buying clients, all while adhearing to our agencies ethical values and sound business practices. Reliable Realty will always be in great gratitude for Krystal's hard work, steadfastness and deep loyalty during these challenging times.
Krystal looks forward to developing long and lasting relationship with all our clients, whether the purchase is securing a perfect permanent home here, a vacation home, business, or any sound real estate investment.
1-809-702-3987 / or whatsapp me
Rod Adams is originally, from Alberta Canada, he has over 35 years of experience, in housing construction, sales, finance, and marketing.
In 2005 Rod Retired from the construction business, with dreams of living in a tropical climate, playing golf, and drinking pina coladas.
In 2006, Rod moved to the East Coast, Punta Cana area, and shortly-there-after, purchased a property in a beachfront condo community in Uvero Alto, located about a 25 minute drive from the Bavaro area.
However, even when living, in what he feels is the most beautiful place in the world, he found he was not quite ready to retire from working, and discovered he needed a little more than just “living his Tropical Paradise dream everyday”
Hence, Rod decided to join Reliable Realty as part of the Sales Team and is eager to put his former work experiences into learning all he can about the exciting Real Estate sector here in the fun, safe Bavaro, Uvero Alto, and Punta Cana areas.
Rod has two children, both still living in Canada. He loves the tropical life, snorkeling, fishing, and, of course, golfing!
Because Rod has been living here since 2006, purchased property here, and likes to enjoy the tropical attractions, he has learned a lot as an Expat, and happy to assist others in also fulfilling their hopes and dreams in real estate.
We are excited to have Rod as part of our growing, helpful, and knowledgeable team!
Property Management Supervisor
1-809-860-0040 / or whatsapp me
Gregory Perez is Dominican born 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 4000 vacationers and owners the Agency services annually, especially during high season (Dec. - April) when there can easily be 10 or more check-in and check-outs in one single day.
Gregory's 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 also assist with our Project Management team in immediately attending to vacation rental guest (or visiting owners) request for minor repairs (i.e. A/C, televisions, hot water heaters, appliances, etc.). He also helps new owners in establishing electricity services, cable TV and internet. His ability to speak, read, and write both Spanish and English is essential for this position.
Gregory’s responsibilities require him to be on call nearly 24/7 so that he can meet the many 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.
OUTSIDE SERVICE PROVIDER - Various Services
Area Tour Guide (see link below) Professional Photographer, Outside Referring Real Esate Collaborator for Area Consultant, and Wedding Coordinator/ Officiant
Lexie Wilcox is from an island on the east coast of Canada, she lives here in Bavaro full time now, and previously, had been here 6 mos. a year, since 2012. Lexie is the oldest of 10 children. She has 4 grown children of her own in Canada, 2 daughters, 2 sons and five beautiful grandchildren.
Lexie is a well-known icon here with the locals, expats and annual (vacation rental) tourists. She's always exploring the area, discovering new businesses, events, quaint local shops and the best deals to be had.
Her bubbly personality and deep knowledge of this growing area, makes Lexie Ideal for 2 services she provides to Reliable Realty as an Outside Service Provider:
1. "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 a Real Estate Tour. For more information specific to the real estate market and opportunities here, please refer to “REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT TOURS”
2. Since 2013, Lexie is also Reliable Realty’s primary Photographer providing numerous and beautiful Professional Photography of FOR SALE and Vacation Rental properties. See other specialty photo services below.
Custom Photography Services Include:
- 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)
- Photos for a wedding or special event in Punta Cana (Bavaro)
- Unique and professional photos of the area, your family, friends, or pets
- Lexie also offers some exceptional stock photos for purchase for work projects, websites, FaceBook, or specific area photos. Ask about her amazing portfolio.
- Custom photography shoots tailored to your business needs: work projects, websites, social media and specific area photos.
In addition to providing Professional Photograpy, informative “WalkAbout Tours”, and referring excellent services to numerous expats here; 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 Reliable Realty for more details.
AS NOTED, Lexie is a Trusted OUTSIDE SERVICE PROVIDER; NOT an employee of our Agency
Please Contact Lexie Directly for More Information and Pricing.
Yes, she uses Whatsapp!