Buying a property in Punta Cana can be one of the most daunting financial investments you'll make in your lifetime. If you're a buyer, particularly a first-time buyer in the Dominican Republic, you'll find our home buying guide helpful. By educating yourself on the home buying process and seeking out the sound advice of a REALTOR®, you'll save time, energy, and money.
REALTORS® are real estate professionals who are also members of a local real estate board, and in our case, members of the prestigious REALTOR® International, of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States.
A REALTOR® acts as an agent for the buyer or the seller. It’s very common here in the Dominican Republic for a REALTOR® to represent both the buyer and seller. But no matter whom they represent, and even though real estate is not legally regulated, members of REALTOR® International in the Dominican Republic are legally obligated to protect and promote the interests of their clients. All REALTORS® must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and a high standard of business practices.
Benefits of working with a Punta Cana REALTOR®
Our REALTOR®’s will make buying a property in the Dominican Republic easier, help you avoid common pitfalls, and make sure you get the best value for your money. Our REALTORS® are experienced experts, and as locals, they have detailed information about the Punta Cana community where you want to buy, including schools, shopping, restaurants, the most elegant spas, and the best place to get a coffee! Punta Cana REALTORS® understand market trends, assessments, taxes, zoning, financing and more. When you work with one of our REALTOR®s we will represent you and promote your interests.
What a Punta Cana REALTOR® does for you:
There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional- especially a trained professional who has earned the CIPS® designation and RSPS Certifications. As a buyer, you can expect the following from us;
- Understand your specific needs and wants, and locate appropriate properties.
- Help you find properties for sale and make appointments for showings.
- Assist you in determining how much you can afford.
- Help you get pre-approved for your mortgage.
- Help you calculate expenses.
- Explain all of the forms used and procedures in a Dominican real estate transaction.
- Help you prepare an offer to purchase.
- Present your offer to the seller and negotiate on your behalf.
- Recommend reputable professionals such as notaries, lawyers and home inspectors.
And most importantly, provide you with the highest standard of care and extreme loyalty to you as the client. Our Agents are experienced in the Punta Cana market, but we are not so busy that we can't give you the proper attention. Our Agents are skilled in understanding and responding to the specific needs of foreign buyers. Consider looking for an agent with a CIPS® designation and RSPS Certification before you look for a Punta Cana property: You'll be served, not sold.
Your interests become our interests, and you'll be working with someone of our agents who have gone the extra mile by completing specialized training in delivering the best in Resort and International Real Estate representation services.
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist RSPS
This is an official NARCertification, and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a REALTOR® who specializes in buying, selling or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination, to assist them with their search.
Certified International Property Specialist CIPS®
A CIPS designee has undergone specialized training to complete international transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk. The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Only REALTORS® who have completed the coursework and demonstrated considerable experience in international business can call themselves a CIPS designee, and use the name and logo.