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 on HGTV Caribbean Life http://reliablerealtydr.com/hgtv_caribbean_life.html
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.
Recognitions: ESTV, PUNTA CANA TV; and HGTV CARIBBEAN LIFE (6 episodes thus far)
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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 in Michigan, and was 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 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
SEE OUR VACATION RENTALS
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.
Administrative Office Assistant / Sales Support / Customer Service (English & Spanish )
Project Management & Excursion Booking Coordinator
1-809-362-7935 Office / 1-809-445-8467 (or WhatsApp me)
Thor is Dominican, born and raised in the big capital of Santo Domingo. In 2019 He started a new journey when he decided to come to the East coast. After 3 months of working for an excursion company, he brought his family to live in Bavaro (Punta Cana) with him full time.
in 2007 Thor completed 2 years of Informatics Engineering at the UNAPEC. In 2009 he decided to embark on a new career as an English teacher first for the New American Institute, and then the Dominican Emersion Program.
Thor worked several jobs as a Customer Service Representative and as a Collector’s Agent, often at the same time. These were positions providing him with experience, wisdom and knowledge to work with North American customers.
Thor is an empathic and outgoing person who loves to smile and help others. He learns quickly and has a very nice patient demeanor. A key asset to his valuable Administrative Office Management/ and Customer Service position with Reliable Realty… His role is vital to our busy agencies success. Thor says, “Every day is different, and challenges must be conquered daily to keep our North American clients satisfied, and our agency name reputable”.
When Thor is not working, he loves spending time with wife and his beautiful young daughter born in 2017. He also enjoys playing volleyball, Ping pong and poker.
According to Thor, having fun and meeting new and nice people is easy in this country if you have a smile on your face.
Thor’s excellent English skills are vital for this position. He has the ability to multi-task, and sets daily self-improvement goals for himself and the Agency. We are thrilled Thor is a part of our active team here at Reliable Realty.
Property & Project 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.
1-809-836-2929 / or whatsapp me
Shereen Samara is originally from London England and first came in 2009 to live in the beautiful and renowned championship golf course residential community of Cocotal, Bavaro (Punta Cana).
Shereen has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Master’s Degree in International Law. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the touristic zones of Bavaro and Punta Cana.
Shereen has lived and worked in various worldwide locations including, Spain, Turkey, Hong Kong, Greece and has done humanitarian work in Ghana, West Africa.
In her spare time Shereen has various creative interests in writing songs, poetry and enjoys taking creative cooking and painting classes.
Shereen says that she looks forward to working with clients from across the world that have an interest in Punta Cana; just as she always has.
We at Reliable Realty are excited to have Shereen aboard as part of our team of experts, living and working in the primary beach-town areas in Punta Cana since 2008.
Shereen is responsible, enthusiastic, self-motivated and is a great time manager. All the essential qualities in assuring our prospective buying and selling clients are well attended to in each step of the way in the buying or selling process.
1-829-871-7159 / or whatsapp me
Jason is from London in the UK and has been living in the Dominican Republic since 2017. Jason’ says, “he has not regretted the move, and enjoys the all-year-round sun”.
Jason comes to Reliable Realty with Real Estate experience from both the UK and in Dominican Republic, along with some wealth management experience in other sales environments.
Jason once worked as a Civil Servant in the UK and had an office overlooking the Buckingham Palace. During this position, he was able to visit The House of Commons and N.0 10 Downing Street. Additionally he has personally met the “then” Prime Minister, as well as, Kofi Annan (Secretary General of the United Nations 1997-2006) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kofi_Annan ,
and even Prince Charles to name a few.
In Jason's spare time he likes to go for walks on the beach, enjoys following the Formula 1 race season, and watching the odd football (Soccer) game. Jason occasionally finds time to visit the gym.
OUTSIDE SERVICE PROVIDER - Various Services
Professional Photographer, Area Tour Guide (see link below), Area Consultant, Wedding Coordinator/ Officiant, and Referring Real Estate Collaborator
Lexie Wilcox is from an island on the east coast of Canada, she now lives in Bavaro full time; building her dream home in Macao (near the beach) in 2019. 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 on her 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" with her.
Lexie's 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:
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. She owns 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 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 photos she edits and provides.
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.
Lexie also provides a unique and affordable "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”
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 Lexie or Reliable Realty for more details.
NOTE: Lexie is a Trusted OUTSIDE SERVICE PROVIDER; SHE IS NOT an employee of our Agency
Please Contact Lexie Directly for More Information and Pricing.
Yes, she uses Whatsapp!