Contact: Sabine A. Mertes-Urbahn / Select Caribbean Properties / 1-809-885-2260 / sabine@selectcaribbean.com

-The preeminent industry conference held in Vienna, Austria brought together real estate leaders from around the world. –

Select Caribbean Properties – Sabine Mertes-Urbahn Speaks at Global Real Estate Symposium in Vienna 2017

Real Estate Symposium, Vienna, Austria

Global Symposium 2017 in Vienna

Cabarete, Dominican Republic – October 7th, 2017 –  Sabine A. Mertes-Urbahn, Broker with Select Caribbean Properties, was a speaker at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2017 Global Symposium, which took place September 24-26 in Vienna, Austria. Open to members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate companies, the Symposium attracted top-tier real estate professionals from 22 countries.

Participants explored the factors impacting real estate worldwide, with discussions focusing on patterns in international real estate, the global economy, the motivations of today’s affluent consumers, the future of technology in real estate, and what LeadingRE members are doing to respond to these trends in their local markets and collectively as a network.

Sabine Mertes-Urbahn was among a talented line-up of speakers who addressed timely global real estate topics, speaking on the topic of WORLD OF REAL ESTATE. One topic was, for example, the state of the real estate market before the hurricanes Irma & Maria- in terms of a stronger buyer’s or seller’s market, the most active price point and the average days a property is on the market.

Also presenting were keynote speakers Debra Searle, a professional adventurer, and entrepreneur who shared key motivational strategies for achieving the impossible, and Geoff Ramm, a customer service expert and author who offered ideas on creating exceptional client experiences. Additional speakers included LeadingRE’s President/CEO Pam O’Connor, COO Paul Boomsma, Chief Economist Marci Rossell, Dean of Innovation Matthew Ferrara, Executive Vice President of Global Operations Chris Dietz and Luxury Portfolio International® Executive Vice President Stephanie Pfeffer Anton. Numerous member speakers provided first-hand reports on their local market trends and business practices.

“What a fantastic opportunity to meet many of the global members at the Symposium in Vienna and to speak about real estate in the Dominican Republic especially after hurricane Irma and Maria,” said S. Mertes-Urbahn.

LeadingRE Symposium

The event, which marked LeadingRE’s tenth Global Symposium, is an important part of the company’s strategy. “The Symposium is such a vital part of our mission to be a truly global community, as we focus not only on engaging the very best real estate firms but also on delivering meaningful, relevant and impactful services worldwide,” O’Connor said.

Select Caribbean Properties boasts 22 years on the north coast of the Dominican Republic as an independent realtor. We take great pride in delivering outstanding service to our clients and offer guidance to those who wish to pursue the luxury Caribbean lifestyle, to invest in real estate, or to rent a vacation villa. It is paramount that you feel secure in your real estate decisions, and we are here to answer all your questions.

Select Caribbean Properties is the Dominican Republic representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Select Caribbean Properties provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.

For more information about Select Caribbean Properties, please visit www.selectcaribbean.com

Contact: Sabine A. Mertes-Urbahn / Select Caribbean Properties / 1-809-885-2260 / sabine@selectcaribbean.com

About Select Caribbean Properties 

We proudly represent select Dominican Republican real estate with a focus on luxury villas, family homes, condos, farms, land, and businesses from Puerto Plata to Sosua, Cabarete, Cabrera, and other parts of the island. We also offer rental and property management of existing Caribbean properties along the north shore.

Select Caribbean Properties, DR

Select Caribbean Properties – DR Real Estate


Build the Caribbean Villa of Your Dreams

Do you want to be the one who decides what your Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic will look like? If so, this development is for you.

Situated on a gentle slope, each Caribbean Villa in this development offers either an ocean view or a view of the mountain of Puerto Plata.

The downtown area of Sosua is within walking distance. This provides access to numerous conveniences including restaurants, medical services, food shopping and of course, the beach. In addition, three private English schools are within a 5-minute drive away.

Sosua, Dominican Republic

Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic, Sosua

As part of your villa purchase, you can choose from a large selection of colors, tiles, bathroom equipment, windows, and door designs.

Do you have certain specifications for your kitchen? Choose from the array of options for design, appliances, and colors.

In addition to the above, each of the bedrooms will be equipped with air conditioning and completed to your specific taste and choices.

Of course, every dream villa must have a pool! Price packages include a pool with a surface area of 30 m2 (322.80 square feet). The deck area around the pool is built with natural stones. You are offered a variety of pool models and shapes to choose from.

Imagine what’s possible when landscaping your property. For example:

  • harvest your own fruit trees
  • grow your own coconut trees
  • mix your drinks with limes from your own backyard
  • relax in the lush surroundings of your choosing

And the best part is that this dream could become a reality very quickly. Construction is generally completed within seven months, providing new owners peace of mind on timelines.

Your investment could become a vacation home, a second home or if you are ready, a forever home. Are you ready to build your Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic?

With management offices on site, owners are given access to private management and rental services, if needed. In addition, they also offer pool, garden, and cleaning services. Their own beautiful restaurant is located in the development and open to homeowners and the public.

Caribbean Luxury Villa With Ocean Views

Located in the residential community, the management is committed to caring for the well-being of your home and surrounding area. Peace of mind is a top priority at this development. Because of this, security service is extensive and is available 24 hours a day.

Also included is access to electricity and water service, cable TV, High-Speed Internet and garbage collection.

Finally, the best part: the price!

In this residential villa development, prices range from $183,000 USD for a  2-bedroom villa up to $230,000 and more for a 3-4 bedroom villa (depending on the size and model).

Maintenance fee is $303 USD per month. These fees include water, security 24 hours, garbage collection, maintenance and illumination of all common areas, generator power and administration of development.

This fantastic real estate is offered by Select Caribbean Properties. We want to help you find and develop the villa of your dreams! Contact us today to find out more.

Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic

Aerial View of Caribbean Villa Development