It’s Better To Do One Thing Well Than Ten Things Badly

It’s always better to do one thing well rather than spread yourself thin by trying to do several different things. Many realtors in Punta Cana branch out and do other things to get through the lean months in the market. They sell insurance, organize excursions, act as ad hoc property managers, rent cars, work as tour guides, or, well, anything except Real Estate.

But that can be a problem for investors; how do you know your agent is working full-time for you?

“Investing in the property market is a big deal,” says Jocelyn Hernandez-Irizarry of Punta Cana Lifestyles Real Estate. “We would advise anyone considering buying property here in Punta Cana to make sure that they work with a realtor dedicated full-time to the profession. A professional, certified realtor knows and understands the market, how it works, how best to take advantage of opportunities and avoid pitfalls.”

Jocelyn also advises potential investors to do their research and look for locals who know the area well. “A realtor who actually lives here year-round and who has strong ties to the community is your best bet. They know the area. They know the ins and outs of the property market here. They will have seen both the boom years and the lean times, so they have a keen understanding of how the Punta Cana market functions.”

Her advice? “Before you decide who to use, check out their website. Does it look like they’re dedicated to Real Estate, or does it seem like they do a lot of sideline jobs to pad their income? And how do they treat you as a potential client? Do they return phone calls promptly? Better yet, is there someone there to answer the phone? That might sound silly, but you’d be amazed at the number of so-called “Realtors” who operate at arm’s length. Don’t sign anything until you’ve met with your realtor face to face.”

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  1. As a part time resident in Bavaro I am definetly withness to this!!

  2. Thanks for sharing this article. There are some great tips in there – I definitely agree that you should research the real estate online before even considering doing any business with them. Go for someone with experience and someone that cares!

    1. This is true, it took us a couple of trips before we decided to buy and finally met with a reliable agent.

  3. We met Jocelyn when we purchased our condo and are very happy she did make it all about us and it was simpler than we thought. we had met another broker in Cortecito, I won’t mention names, but he was a jerk still not sure if he was just uninformed or just a scammer.

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