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M y wife and I had been considering a retirement property in the Caribbean for several years but couldn’t seem to find a place that had everything we were looking for. We had started our search in Mexico and then Aruba before turning our attention to the Dominican Republic, having spent time vacationing there with our children over a 10 year period. We became aware of Scott Medina through his website and after spending some time with him felt we had found the right fit with Scott and Punta Cana. Scott’s combination of deep market knowledge and a professional no nonsense style won us over almost immediately and we knew right away that looking after our best interests was his top priority. When you’re considering the purchase of a property in pre-construction, particularly in a country that you aren’t used to conducting business in, it requires you to place a significant amount of trust in both your real estate agent and the property developer. I feel that we have that with Scott as well as with Fanny and the team at Iberostate.
Once we had made our decision to buy at Iberostate and required clarification on different aspects of the acquisition process, Scott was there for us and also introduced us to a reputable attorney to look after all of the paperwork (thank-you Janelle). As the closing date on our condo approaches, we have occasionally had questions relating to property insurance and other important details. Scott has responded both promptly and courteously to all of our inquiries, which continues to impress us.
Although we had some initial trepidation about buying property in another country we have found that with Scott by our side our first real estate purchase experience outside of Canada has been quite enjoyable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Scott to anyone considering the purchase of property in the Dominican Republic. In addition to being a great real estate agent, we have come to consider him a friend as well.
Keith & Suzanne – Toronto, Canada
We have had the pleasure of knowing Scott for well over a year now and he was instrumental in helping us find a suitable vacation property in Punta Cana. We found Scott to be extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market in Punta Cana and he patiently showed us a number of properties until we were able to find the right property. Scott helped us get the right property close to the beach and he was also very helpful in negotiating a good price for us.
The best thing we like about Scott is his quick follow up to answer any questions or deal with any concerns. Scott is highly respected in the Punta Cana real estate business and working with him was like “a one stop shop”. Scott was able to refer us to a reputable lawyer to assist with the closing for our condo. After we closed, he also referred us to a very good interior decorator who assisted us with furnishing our property according to our tastes. He even assisted with obtaining necessary property insurance for our condo, opening bank accounts, opening utility accounts etc., which made our first real estate purchase experience outside of Canada a real breeze. Our condo purchase transaction closed in January of last year and because we got to know Scott and found him to be very reliable, always helpful and above all honest, we decided to retain Scott as our property manager and he is currently managing our rental property in Punta Cana.
We actually spent a couple of weeks at our condo last summer and got to get a feel of the real Punta Cana (outside of the resorts) and simply fell in love with Punta Cana and its people. Punta Cana has a lot to offer and we are hoping to be able to spend more time at our condo in Punta Cana this year. Needless to say, we are very pleased with our decision to purchase a property in Punta Cana and can hardly wait to return to paradise.
Munir & Fawzia – Toronto, Canada
We worked with Scott for the purchase of our condo in Bavaro. Scott’s professionalism and knowledge of the area was essential to our finding the perfect place to meet our needs. He listened to us and worked to assure that we got exactly what we wanted in our retirement condo. His assistance with finalizing the details, as well as working with the local people, was essential to our comfortable transition to this new life in the Caribbean. Now, if we could only retire early and move there now!
Joe and Beth M. – Columbia, Missouri USA
I am so happy I have finally found my place in the Caribbean!!
I met Scott Medina in April 2009. He was referred to me by a friend. Scott has provided professional service and all the information I needed to buy in Dominican Republic. He answered all my questions about buying in the DR and also when I have been back in the country he has helped me and answered many questions. La Costa Destinations International Realty is a very good company. They find everything you need and when you contact Scott, he is very fast to answer.
Punta Cana is very nice country, the beaches with white sand and the color of the sea is marvelous. It is also secure to walk in the street, to buy food, go to restaurants or shopping center. Everything is close. I will not hesitate to recommend Scott Medina or his company because the service is PROFESSIONAL!!!
Thank you very much Scott for everything and for helping me find my place in Punta Cana
Louise – Quebec, Canada
Scott Medina is a go-getter agent/manager who gives of himself 24/7 and is generous with his knowledge of the area and the availability of talent. He sold us our unit and manages our property when we are not in D.R. Our condo is continuously rented, and Scott makes sure it is clean, and the tenants are trustworthy with our property. You can be assured you are getting the best with Scott Medina and his company.
Ela & Jack – West Palm Beach, Florida USA
Our experience with Scott Medina and his team was nothing but positive. We found them to be informative, enthusiastic and accommodating at every step in the process of buying and managing our vacation home in Punta Cana. Scott & Ellen’s attention to detail and willingness to listen to and address our needs is extremely important to us and we look forward to a long business relationship. We feel confident in giving our highest possible recommendation to Scott & Ellen who are trustworthy, dependable and friendly people that will always do their best for their clients.
Dan & Patricia S – Pennsylvania, USA