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MEET OUR TEAM at RELIABLE REALTY DR

Reliable Realty DR - Office: 1-809-362-7935 (Mon – Sat. 9 – 5:30 pm EST)

Maria Williams
Broker/ Owner
mariaw@reliablerealtydr.com

1-829-274-1637

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.

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 grand children. She cherishes her visits and catching up with family and friends throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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

Sadly in May of 2016, Maria's faithful Pomerianan (Amber) past away from a 4 year long stuggle with congestive heart failure.  She was 11. As the agency's mascot, her photos were used in many well-known publications in the DR. She will continue to be used in honor of her unconditional love and acceptance, her toughness (despite her size), and her fight to survive. She also was a symbol of our agency's pledge to assist in the dog rescue programs here in the Dominican Republic.  

Recognitions:

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. She also is a proud U.S Army Veteran.

Maria's "Claim to Fame"
While serving in the U.S. Army as a squad leader in Korea, Maria was selected to meet with former president Jimmy Carter in 1980. During breakfast, Maria suggested to him that service men and women be allowed to wear tennis shoes instead of standardized military boots during extensive training. This was implemented throughout most U.S. bases and several bases abroad and has since led to more consideration in the customization of military footwear.

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Todd Williams
Owner/ Property Manager/ Reliable Property Management
todd@reliablerealtydr.com

1-829-754-7259

Todd Williams has lived in Punta Cana since 2008 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 primarilty North American clients.

Reliable Property Management  offers the most affordable and most comprehensive management/vacation rental services in the area, with no hidden fees.

Todd and his team now service over 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.

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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 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
  • Many years of experience in owning and managing investment income properties in Michigan

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Anyshia Blinderman
Project Management Supervisor
General Manager / Strategic Marketing Specialist

anyshia@reliablerealtydr.com
809-437-1340

Anyshia comes to Reliable Realty SRL as our General Manager and Strategic Marketing Specialist. With vast knowledge and experience in marketing, sales, administration, finance, training and management, Anyshia is a wonderful addition to our team.

Born in the United States to Cuban parents, Anyshia is originally from colorful Miami, Florida and has lived in the Dominican Republic for 9 years. She is highly fluent and proficient in both Spanish and English at all professional levels.

Anyshia’s investor / entrepreneur parents have exposed her to business operations and direct customer service care since she was 13, allowing her to develop the knowledge and professionalism well beyond her years. She has worked with big names such as Disney, Starbucks, XEROX, GE Capital, Colonial Savings, Panasonic, NEC, and Sony Latin America, amongst others.

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Reliable Realty, now one of the top real estate agencies in Punta Cana and Bavaro, grew faster than our existing staff was able to manage; yet all along, recognizing the need for an unbiased approach to organizing, qualifying and servicing the thousands of buying, selling, and repeat rental client needs. Reliable Realty developed approaches to faster response times and direct and more personal marketing campaigns designed specific to this exploding market.

Additionally, Anyshia will be assisting our sales team in various aspects, including monitoring their follow-up and sales activity, providing ongoing updates, training implementations and state of the art marketing tools to better streamline, retain and assist with our loyal clientele needs.

Anyshia’s endless creativity, objectivity, and extensive knowledge and experience in marketing and statistics of both the Dominican and American business, and in both the booming sales and rental markets, allow her to provide new solutions to our agency's exploding growth and demand for an honest and ethical real estate and property management company.

We are excited to welcome Anyshia to our specialty team. We embrace her short and long-term vision and ideas for the best methods in consistently servicing our valuable, loyal and repeat clients, as well as our daily newcomers by more quickly matching the best properties (homes, condos, income properties, businesses, and land) with their specific real estate property goals and dreams!

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Yiseiry Cabera
Administrative Assistant - Customer Service 
& Excursion Booking Specialist

yiseiry@reliablerealtydr.com
1-809-552-0898 Office

Yiseiry was born to a large family in Santo Domingo.  She was raised by her grandparents as her natural parents reside in the United States. Yiseiry came to Bavaro in 2013 ago, in search of a better opportunity for her 5-year-old daughter, Lian Zoe;  A very special little girl with a story of her own.  Yiseiry boast that little Lian Zoe is her life and inspiration.

Yiseiry speaks, reads and writes very good English… and she strives to learn and improve daily.  This is extremely impressive since her learning is primarily self-taught; a testimony to her discipline and determination to advance in all opportunities she has sought out.

Yiseiry’s hobbies consist of all different genres, primarily in the arts.  She absolutely loves the beach, as well as relaxing to music, especially American and European Jazz, Soul, and Blues. Yisery is a reserved person who prefers a good conversation with few and select friends over a glass of wine in her living room, rather than going out to a bar or nightclub.

For Yiseiry, her daughter, family and close circle of friends are first and foremost. Spending quality time with the people who she loves, and who lover her is what gives her meaning and value every single day.

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Yiseiry worked for 10 years in restaurant industry, in all fields from Hostess, Bartender, Server, office duties, and later, worked her way up to the head of the Operations and Purchasing Management team for a major US Restaurant franchise. Later, however, Yisery decided to leave this busy and demanding atmosphere, with late night hours, in search of a new experience and career that would offer her more flexibility and quality time with her special needs daughter.

Yiseiry’s vast experience in customer service, office procedures, her pleasant calm demeanor, strong work ethics, as well as her quick problem solving abilities makes her a wonderful addition to our team and we value her true and solid moral character… Traits that fits so well with our agency.

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Gregory Perez 
Property Management Supervisor / Assistant Project Manager
gregory@reliablerealtydr.com
1-809-860-0040

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 4,000 vacationers and owners that the agency services annually. During high season (Dec. - April), there can easily be 10 or more check-in and check-outs in one single day.

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Gregory's role as Property Management Supervisor varies every day. He personally attends to small repairs, coordinates the cleaning and transportation schedule, attends to the ongoing inventory management needs, assists with prompt bill paying, and helps with personal and professional client check-in and check-out duties. 

Gregory also serves as a project manager and important liaison between property owners and other home professionals such as carpenters, designers, furniture/appliance providers, painters, etc.  He also assists our new owner clients in various tasks such as securing elctricity services, cable TV, internet. etc., as well as assisting in the coordination of approved service providers which may involve large and small renovations.  Of course, 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. 

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Philipp Ryzhkov 
Sales Agent
philipp@reliablerealtydr.com
1-829-932-7777

Philipp was born in a small country in Central Asia, in Kyrgyzstan. Then, he and his family travelled and lived in different places - Russia, China, Japan, Spain and others. It wasn’t until 8 years ago, that he came to and fell in love with the Dominican Republic.

The first 4 years, Philipp lived in the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Cabarete, then he moved down to Bavaro, Punta Cana and has been here ever since. Philipp currently speaks Russian, Spanish and English.

When he was just seventeen years old, he opened his first business, a TV channel and studio production where he gained a lot of experience in Customer Service, Public Relations and Organization. His first experience within the real estate market was in 2012 in Cabarete, where he was working with a small real estate company.

Philipp likes travelling, learning, and discovering other cultures and lifestyles, reading books, surfing, walking on the beach, and going out with family and friends.

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Philipp believes that Reliable Realty, seeing it is an established name with a strong, ethical reputation, provides the best opportunity for a sales agent in the area of Bavaro - Punta Cana . The company is known to provide the absolute best services to its customers and has an exceptional inventory of real estate listings. Reliable Realty’s team assists with all the steps of the purchase, property management and rentals.

Philipp loves working with people and finding clients a home that is a perfect fit. He is focused on customer service and the Agent/Client relationship. Real Estate has given Philipp the opportunity to meet great people and form lasting relationships. He is determined to continue providing excellent service to our clients in a professional manner.

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Kristina Afanaseva
Bávaro, La Altagracia
kristina@reliablerealtydr.com
Mobile: 829-355-2477

Kristina Afanaseva, is a hardworking individual with experience in management of franchise guidelines, financial analyses, marketing, sales, and customer service.  Her ability to lead by example and adapt efficiently makes her an excellent addition to our team. She comes to us as our newest Sales Agent.

In 2011, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in Banking and Financial Support Services. Her love for diversity lead to a love for travel. She then obtained a Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Travel Services Management.

The Dominican Republic seemed the perfect place, and Bavaro Punta-Cana was a fit from the start; with the diverse cultures, languages and people, it felt as a natural new home for her. She speaks English, Spanish, and Russian.

Kristina loves Psychology and reading books on the subject is her favorite hobby; that and taking care of her two little fur babies. Kristina has a cat and a dog that she loves very dearly.   She is warm, compassionate, intelligent, ethical and quick to respond.  All the important attributes needed to assist our valuable clients.
Kristina has succeeded in many distinct roles but she has fallen in love with real estate. She feels she has finally found a perfect career match and it shows. Her sincerity shines through to everyone she meets, and she strives to fulfill her clients dreams in owning the perfect property within the Dominican Republic.

Kristina is waiting for your call or email!

At that time, Omar was working long hours with a lot of stress and suffered from some health problems. Medical staff suggested he make a change in his lifestyle. His sister-in-law convinced him and his wife to take a week-long vacation to the Dominican Republic. Omar was very well traveled due to many conventions and business trips across the country, but it was never for more than a few days.

Staying a week in the Dominican Republic, Omar fell in love. After venturing outside the hotel in Punta Cana, he saw the opportunities that the Bavaro- Punta Cana had to offer and  invisioned the growth that was to come. He decided to purchase property and move his family to the Dominican Republic. He has never looked back. 

He received the change of lifestyle he so desperately needed, as well as benefited from the investment he made back in 2005 when he first moved to the sunny tropics. 

Omar is still currently the co-owner of Cres Inversiones, an investment company that specializes in raw land and construction, amongst other things. He has also worked closely with the construction aspects of his other investment income properties here in the Dominican Republic.

Omar lives in the Bavaro area, on a golf course, with his beautiful wife and 5 dogs and near his daughter and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys all water sports, especially swimming.

Reliable Realty welcomes Omar's expertise, his vast knowledge and all he can provide to our team, and especially to our clients in regard to their future investment decisions. 

Omar's story is testament to what so many people are looking for and of all the possibilities the Dominican Republic can provide.

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Krystal Gorham
Sales Agent
krystal@reliablerealtydr.com
1-809-957-6099

Krystal was born and raised in South Western Ontario Canada, and brings 25 years of experience in sales, management, and marketing.  Krystal, along with    her husband, own a successful Heating and Cooling business with operations in Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville Ontario, Canada.  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 has 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.

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Krystal and her husband have three beautiful daughters and a loyal German Shepard, which they have had since a puppy.

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. A few of her amazing paintings are now proudly displayed in the Reliable Realty office. Krystal’s other hobbies include walking, playing ball with her dog, cooking, and trying new cuisine’s.

Kyrstal looks forward to developing long and lasting relationship with all her clients, whether the purchase is securing a perfect permanent home here, a vacation home, and / or as a real estate investment.

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Chris Williams
Cross-Country U.S. to DR Sales Agent & Consultant
chris@reliablerealtydr.com
1-616-690-4888 (Michigan)

Chris Williams was born and raised in West Michigan, primarily around the  Grand Rapids area.  Chris enjoys many outdoor activities (like camping) in many amazing Michigan forests where he can teach his 3 grandkids how to respect beauty and nature. Chris also enjoys boating with his  family and friends on the Great Lakes of Michigan.  Riding motorcycles and  quads is another favorite pastime.  Chris was raised riding dirt bikes and in his early 20’s began racing motocross circuits for several years.  Today, he  still enjoys riding his motorcycle, trail riding, and Enduro style riding.

Chris has been working in the automotive industry since 1985, primarily as a plant engineer in the plastic injection molding area. Through this career, Chris has held many positions in this industry.  He has been with his current employer for 20 years and during this long relationship, he has overseen several plants in multiple states.

Although working full time, Chris’s energetic and entrepreneur side still finds time to steadily explore part time endeavors in other fields.  In 1990, Chris took his passion for photography and opened his own studio, primarily concentrating on children and senior portraits.  His work (photo shoots) even as a teen, had been published in local magazines.  Although, still an avid photographer today, Chris decided to close his studio in 2003 and invest his time and resources in the real estate market. He started by purchasing, renovating, and selling fixer uppers.  As that succeeded, he decided to secure his real estate license and worked part time for a local real estate office. However, when the economy took a hit in 2008, he decided to concentrate more time on his engineering career, expanding on his skills, experience and education, which involved traveling to other states in a management role…but with a constant interest and radar in real estate.

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Chris’ education is ongoing and consists of attending several local colleges as well as specific training courses offered through machine manufacturers. Chris holds various certifications including “Six Sigma Statistics” where he incorporates this knowledge into his everyday life.

While visiting the Dominican Republic in 2010, Chris was immediately drawn to the beauty of the Dominican Republic, especially the vibrant Punta Cana and Bavaro beach areas.  Over his visits, he was impressed by the growth and infrastructure, the well-constructed, well priced, and well positioned real estate opportunities this area had to offer. He soon realized that this was the place to take his next career step.  

Chris also fell in love with the local culture and how friendly, sincere and generous the locals are.  He was amazed by the large abundance of palm trees, lush foliage, and the vast country side......and YES, the miles and miles of beautiful white sandy beaches. However, the atmosphere of this country and its genuine people are what really drives Chris in his goal to eventually making the Dominican Republic his home.

While trying to decide on how to make this goal work, Chris met with the owners of Reliable Realty with his ideas on personally introducing Americans from the States to the benefits of ownership in the Dominican Republic.  His ideas were well received and he is now working with Reliable Realty in an intro-country agent capacity until he can move to the Dominican Republic on a more full time basis.

Chris based his decision on seeking out Reliable Realty due to their reputation of having high moral standards, honesty and integrity in treating all their clients, (buyers, sellers and collaborators) with equal respect........whether locals or diverse international investors (large to small) and with nearly all budget sizes. 

Chris says, "I am impressed by the strong bond that exists between the real estate side and the (full service) property management / vacation rental side of their business.....and how these excellent benefits and services that go hand in hand for those seeking vacation homes. I also realized that through Reliable Realty, the relationship with their buying clients does not stop once a purchase is made.  This attitude of assistance and friendship (before, during and after the purchase) is emphasized and practiced by the whole team. Their clients seem to become their trusted Caribbean friends and family, and it appears this relationship stays forever!  It is this company's attitude and team spirit that I find priceless!

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Lexie Wilcox
Professional Photographer and Tour Guide
puntacana.da.photo@gmail.com
Dominican Republic phone (mid Dec – mid May) – 1-829-919-7269 
Canada Phone (mid May - mid Dec) – 1-506-232-5566

Lexie Wilcox is from New Brunswick, Canada and lives in Bavaro six months a year during high season and in New Brunswick for the other six months. Lexie has one daughter and one grandson and many photos of them to share. ;)

Lexie offers 2 special and value added services to Reliable Realty owners and vacation rental guests.

1. "WALK-A-BOUT" TOUR: This custom tour is a condensed, yet informative “area / amenity discovery tour where together with Lexie Wilcox, Canadian – Dominican resident, explore our friendly Bavaro Beach-town neighborhoods of Los Corales and El Cortecito… with emphasis in the Los Corales commercial and beach ares.  Lexie provides beneficial navigational and cultural tid-bits from the perspective of a North American expat.  So instead of spending several frustrating hours of your vacation time trying to “figure it out” join knowledgeable and bubbly Lexie on her valuable area Walk-a-bout” tour.

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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. 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 events 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.

Please Contact Lexie Directly For More Information and Pricing.
Yes, she uses Whatsapp!

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Since Lexie’s first bazooka bubblegum camera, to her sophisticated high-end equipment she uses today, Lexie has had a passion and eye for photography; landscapes, objects, people, interior spaces, groups, family events, weddings, and even photographs for websites and corporate ads. Lexie’s love of animals, birds, and all God’s creatures allow her to step out of typical photography boundaries. She has captured cultural beauty in photos in many places throughout the world, including Europe, 11 provinces in Canada, 45 states in United States, and the Caribbean.

Back in Brunswick (May – Oct), when Lexie is not pursuing her passion for photography, she works as one of the few female taxi cab drivers in Canada who owns her own cab. Formally Lexie was the vice president of tourism for the Chamber of Commerce in her Canadian hometown and has over 20 year of customer service experience in numerous fields. Lexie also enjoys home renovation and design, horseback riding, and designing and sewing her own evening gowns.

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