What Do Our Buyers Say?

Below are some comments from just a few of our DR owners.

Buyer Martin Hauschild talks about how he came to the DR, why he bought here, his experience and the pros and cons.

Dan and Sue

Pierre and Sheri

Vicki Cherry and Colleen Valerio are two of the best real estate professionals my wife and I have had the pleasure of working with. We trusted DR Properties with the transaction to purchase our villa in Sosua, DR. You really only get to fully appreciate the value of a professional realtor when things and get tough, and unfortunately this is the turn our transaction took. DR Properties immediately went to bat for us and with their support and influence we were able to get a full refund of our lot reservation.

We would highly recommend DR Properties, notably Vicki and Colleen, for any of your real estate needs. They are incredibly personable, knowledgeable and invested in their clientele.

John Dekker

If you want to be treated with kindness and respect, then I fully recommend using DR Properties. No stone unturned with Vicki Cherry, she will give you the good, the bad and the ugly to ensure you have all of the information necessary to make an informed decision. We dealt with both Vicki and Colleen and both are clearly there to make your experience a smooth one. They listen, understand then deliver at 120%

Cara Gosselin

Wonderful experience working with Colleen and team on my purchase in the DR. everything was open and transparent

Paul Dinino

We would like to thank you for the opportunity to join the wonderful culture that this island brings to its visitors. We would also like to give a special thanks to Colleen. We have never meet her, but her videos worked and we are truly confortable with living here full time in the near future. Finally, I only asked one favorite of Bernie and that was to have dinner with my family at least once a month. I know that is asking much but, you asked us to trust you and trust means a lot to me and my family. Thanks you for picking us up at the airport and being an ordinary guy. It did not take us long to know that you were special. Vicki, you were the first person I ever spoke to about visiting the island. Me and Adi were truly excited and you sparked our interest to book the flight. My wife and kids absolutely adore you and see you as a friend and auntie for life. Thanks again for all your help as this would not have been possible without all of your help and guidance. Thanks again!!!

Fred and Adi

We used DR Properties to help us find and by our “perfect” home in the Dominican. The team is great at communicating and have the highest levels of knowledge and integrity. They continue to be a great partner helping out with great information. We will not hesitate to use them again in the future.

Keith, Julie, and Kirk

One unique thing about the Dominican is there’s not one true source for the listings of properties.  Vicki at DR Properties always provided realistic information and constantly researched properties for us. We were finally able to find the perfect condo.  Through the whole buying process Vicki was extremely professional; we will use her again. She will make sure you are well taken care of.

Stacy and Thomoas

We love Cabarete Beach!  We purchased an affordable, 1500 ft2 condo just a few steps from the sand.  We love being close to the water, the watersports, shopping and restaurants.  We don’t live in the DR;  we are both still working.  We visit our condo for vacations and have a management company rent it the rest of the year.  We are very pleased with our purchase, love the property and the lifestyle.!

Teddi and Jason

I chose the DR for its outstanding weather and good value for the dollar. I chose a Villa Serenity with modifications to fit my lifestyle and wish list. I now have a great villa with a stunning ravine view. For now, my villa rents when I am not using it for vacations.


We have owned our DR villa for over ten years now.  We met Mel and Colleen at a trade show, and spent the next few years in communication with them about the Dominican.  We finally came down, loved it, and purchased a home.  It’s been a great experience, and we love our house and our DR friends.  We are still working, so we let our villa rent when we are not in the DR.  It’s made owing cost effective and our villa has been maintained, rented and cared for in our absence.

Charlotte and Greg


“… we are a couple of very happy snowbirds… No shovels, no icy windshields, no dead batteries, no freezing tootsies …..well, you get the picture! What we do have, for a very affordable price, are great new friends, great weather, an interesting beautiful caribbean country to explore and a very relaxing retirement lifestyle. Our new home in the Dominican Republic fits our lifestyle to a T… Three bedrooms, three bath, room for family and friends and a beautiful sea vista for us  to enjoy by our pool.  We enjoyed the excellent support, services and friendship provided by Colleen and Mel as we worked through the process of choosing and building a home. We continue to enjoy their friendship along with the other fantastic people we have met.

Nancy and Sheldon

We so appreciate everything Colleen and Mel have done to make our buying experience truly amazing.  Their help was and is invaluable and gave us more confidence in the whole ‘out of country’ purchasing of real estate.  They came alongside us with support, advice and genuine interest in our plans and ideas.  My husband first met with Colleen in Calgary at a Trade Show and communicated with her for almost two years before we actually made the trip to the DR.   Colleen and Mel addressed our concerns and fears, we met other Canadian owners and now we both are enthusiastic, owners of a beautiful property in the DR.

Barbara and Peter

DR Properties helped us every step of the way to investing in Laguna City Sosua Ocean Village and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better.Vicki went way beyond expectations to make the process smoother.Thank you Colleen and your team for the inspiration to see the Beauty on the north coast.Looking forward to coming back soon

Gino Tola

My wife and I bought our dream villa in Casa Linda in 2022 through Vicky of DR Properties without even seeing it ourselves.
Vicky was our eyes and ears on the ground and the entire purchase process from sending funds from our bank to the DR lawyers etc, could not have been easier for us.

Vicky also met us at the airport and took us straight to our new home and had also stocked our kitchen with some basic necessities so we could have a coffee and breakfast on our first morning.
Most importantly, and especially for newcomers here, is Vicky also helped us get on our feet by taking us to get a bank account, our phone accounts and took us around the supermarkets as well as helping to get our points cards!
We have asked Vicky countless questions about the many aspects of living a new life in a new country and she still is there with answers for us, so much so we now call her Alexa!

We have recommended Vicky and DR Properties to everyone we meet who wants to know more about buying here as we know how much these services mean!

John Reid

My husband and I bought our lot in 2018 and built in Casa Linda in 2019. We were initially planning to spend a couple of years looking for a vacation home but fell in love with the area and people of the north coast immediately. Colleen and Mel made the process so comfortable, walking us through everything from grocery shopping to meeting with a lawyer for our build contract. They even took us to beaches and restaurants we would never have found on our own. Colleen was always available when we had questions and fully explained the process. We were able to be completely involved in the design of our villa even from the States and continued to interact with Colleen via WhatsApp throughout the build and after. We truly felt supported and encouraged throughout this buy/build process and would definitely buy with DR Properties, again!

Niki Myers

My wife and I decided to sell our house in Canada in 2022 and buy a property in the Sosua area of the Dominican Republic in which to live. We are now the owners of a villa in Casa Linda!

The purchasing process was surprisingly smooth and simple as DR Properties are aligned with a top lawyer in the DR.

What has been so helpful for us is the after sales help we received, it wasn’t a case of sale complete, bye bye!

We were picked up at the airport and taken to our new home, some basic groceries were already stocked for us to get started and we received invaluable help and advice in the following weeks, knowledge that would have taken us a lot of trial and error to figure out ourselves.

So DR provides the complete package, smooth and simple purchasing process and the after sales help newcomers to the DR absolutely need. This is why we always recommend DR Properties to perspective buyers.

John and Mandy

We had a wonderful experience buying our villa with DR Properties and would highly recommend them to those looking to purchase a place in the DR. Their sales team are very friendly, honest, and knowledgeable about living and buying in the DR and in the area where we purchased. They literally “held our hand” through the entire buying/building process and went above and beyond with introducing us to beautiful beaches, restaurants, grocery shopping, setting up a bank account, buying a car, insurances and more, and best of all, we have remained good friends to this day.
We love our villa in paradise! Thank you DR Properties for making the buying process and transition to our winter home so effortless!

Ken and Glenna

The DR is our winter escape for six months a year.  We love our home, sunshine, all the services – especially medical and the restaurants.  We’ve made amazing friends and can’t believe how much this has become our true home.  Highly recommend DR Properties.  

Denis and Jolayne

Bruce and Connie

We were going to winter in our coach motorhome, but found our gas bill in Arizona to be over $400/month!  When we head south we want to be warm!  The DR has it all – great weather, reasonable prices, large community, and a wondersful lifestyle!  We now make the DR our primary home.

Hank and Myra

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