Mel Valerio of Dominican Republic Properties at a trade show

Mel at trade show in Edmonton, Canada

Mel and Colleen Valerio of Dominican Republic Properties

Colleen and Mel, owners

DR Properties staff at banff

Patty, Bernie, and Colleen at trade show in Banff, Canada

Dave and Fran Holler of Dominican Republic Properties

Dave and Fran Holler

Patty Lacey of Dominican Republic Properties

Patty hosting golf tournament

DR Properties at a trade show

Colleen at a trade show in Toronto, Canada

Who is DR Properties?

For nearly 10-years, our company has been helping buyers find the perfect condo or villa on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.  We are made up of a diverse group of Canadians, all of whom have a vast amount real estate and other business experience.  You  may have found us online, meet us at a trade show in North America, read an article one of us has written, or watch us featured on a tv show.  We get around, but are focus is helping our buyers by representing them with genuine caring and honesty.

Our success is due in part to our customer service driven approach to selling condos and houses.  Our service extends far beyond just showing property and facilitating sales.  Please visit our “How We Help You” page for more details.  We are also very particular about the types of properties we sell; all must be in gated communities and have the services foreign buyers require, like administration and rental services.

As a company and as individuals, we also take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live and work, both financially and with our personal time.  Please see below for brief biographies of everyone who works with DR Properties.

Meet Our Team
Colleen Valerio,
Colleen Valerio, Owner, Sales & Marketing
Colleen and husband Mel started DR Properties eight years ago. She is our first point of contact. Her friendly, straight forward approach puts people at ease and her in depth knowledge of the DR helps our clients to understand the buying process, living experience, and investment opportunities on the north coast of the Dominican.

Colleen cares deeply about individual clients needs and works diligently to find the exact right property and provide extensive, detailed information to people. Colleen also is in charge of our websites and general marketing endeavors.

Mel (Emilio) Valerio
Mel (Emilio) ValerioOwner, Sales & Finance
In addition to assisting clients with real estate purchases, Mel also can help finance DR properties. He has been working in the finance industry for over 35-years, was a Canadian bank manager for 25 of those years, and moved into mortgage brokering over 12-years ago. For more information on financing, please visit our mortgage page.

Clients all enjoy working with Mel. He is so helpful and is the guy who generally takes them to the lawyer, the bank, the insurance company, etc. We know he is the best at after sales necessary services.

Patty Lacey
Patty LaceySales, Ontario & DR
Patty hails from Ontario, Canada, but has made the DR her permanent home for the past three years. She specializes in helping people from her home province, and is the go to girl for condos on the north coast.

Patty has a direct, friendly manner that our clients find helpful, and she believes in going further than the extra mile for people. Whether someone is looking for a vacation condo, or permanent home, Patty’s knowledge, innate ability to pinpoint the exact right property, and belief in helping clients for the long term, make her an important part of DR Properties. She and her husband, Kelly, also own a popular local pub called, “The Jolly Roger” on Pedro Clisante in Sosua.

Dave & Fran Holler
Dave & Fran HollerSales, Canada
We always kid these two that they have never had a bad day! Dave and Fran started initially just as buyers, but their love of the DR and its lifestyle prompted them to join DR Properties. They they love telling fellow Canadians about the benefits of owning here, and showing them how their own Caribbean dream can be possible.They are upbeat, positive people with a disarming way about them that puts clients at ease.

Look for Dave and Fran at trade shows in Western Canada, particularly those that cater to those in the 50+ active adult living lifestyle.

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“We love the DR. We bought a stunning two bedroom home with huge pool. Colleen and Mel were outstanding and showed us the country, our options, and helped us get the exact right property for our retirement”
Michael & Joanne • London, Canada