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.

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Select Caribbean Properties – DR Real Estate


Select Caribbean Properties Proud To Be A Member Of LeadingRE

Select Caribbean Properties, a well-known real estate company serving the north coast of the Dominican Republic, is proud to be a member of LeadingRE since 2015.

Select Caribbean Properties is privileged to be a member of LeadingRE (Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. ) It is a global network comprised of more than 500 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms, with 3,500 offices and 120,000 sales associates in the U.S. and nearly 50 other countries. Collectively, these firms produced $314 billion in sales in 2013, with over one million transactions, which is over $47 billion more than the closest network competitor


LeadingRe Worldwide Services

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest network of residential real estate firms, and network affiliates are widely recognized as the premier providers of quality residential real estate and relocation services. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® also excels in the upper-end market.

LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

Sabine A. Mertes notes that selection as an affiliate of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network represents another step in the development of the firm and its ability to provide real estate services in the area of Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete, Rio San Juan, Cabrera, Samana, and Jarabacoa.

About Select Caribbean Properties

For over a decade, Select Caribbean Properties has specialized in luxury real estate offerings in the Dominican Republic. This highly respected, Real Estate Company represents luxury villas, affordable homes and building lots in residential communities as well as condominiums, large development parcels, farms and commercial properties. In the last years, Select Caribbean Properties realized that the market was demanding affordable homes and we added a lot of options in this market field as well.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) are represented by 3,500 offices and 120,000 associates in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced over 1 million home sales valued at $314 billion in 2013. In addition, LeadingRE affiliates hold the Number One position in terms of sales volume, transaction sides or both in more of the top U.S. markets than any other organization. Learn more at http://www.leadingre.com.

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LeadingRE Networking Worldwide

Real Estate and Relocation Services around the globe with Select Caribbean Properties

As an affiliate of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Select Caribbean Properties is proud to offer not only real estate services around the globe and in the Caribbean, but also relocation services.

No matter if you want to move to the Dominican Republic and sell your property back in the USA, Europe or elsewhere Select Caribbean Properties can provide all aspects of relocation services. With over 500 firms, 3.500 offices, 120.000 sales associates in 50 countries LeadingRE can help you find the right home all over the world.

Invest and life in the Dominican Republic

Relocation Services around the Globe

Real Estate Relocation Exchange

Meeting with Real Estate Relocation Exchange Directors in New York City

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Real Estate Relocation Exchange

Sabine from Select Caribbean Properties just experienced an exciting, informative business week in New York City, meeting with real estate relocation exchange directors of three notable real estate firms: Brown Harris Stevens, Halstead Properties, and Stribling & Associates.

The goal was to introduce Select Caribbean Properties’ inventory of luxury residential real estate in the finer gated communities of the Dominican Republic’s beautiful north coast.

For New Yorkers interested in luxury home resale villas in gated residential communities in the Cabarete and Sosua areas, prices tend to start at US$ 1 million and rise from there.  

Another distinct market exists of second home buyers interested in the purchase of a residence to be used as an income-producing property. Many of these homes, priced between US$250,000 and US$500,000 will enter the thriving rental market, both long and short term.

Furthermore, Select Caribbean Properties is able to assist persons buying or selling properties anywhere in the world and offering many related services, including real estate assistance, destination orientation and more…

If you have a property in New York City for sale or if you wish to buy one there, contact us today. As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and through Relo Direct we will assist you.

For Sabine, it was a real pleasure to get to know her business colleagues, all members, like her, of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  She looks forward to seeing them all again at the LEADINGRE PERFORMANCE SUMMIT to be held February 22-26, 2016, in Miami.