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    Default Working in the DR

    I am from Canada and want to relocate to the Dominican. I have been there several times and love the Cabarete area. The thing is in moving there I would also need to find a source of income. I have thought of a few different things, I have thought about selling real estate, I have also thought of buying a buisness possibly a small hotel, or finding another job that I could make money with. Is there a good potential income selling real estate in DR or are there already to many agents? What about owning a small hotel can you make a living off that?

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    No. No. No.

    Real estate. Hotels. = Crisis. = Problems

    Your best bet is to own your business in a niche that is not exploited in the DR and that is profitable and with demand.

    Or work from home for US/Canadian employer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    No. No. No.

    Real estate. Hotels. = Crisis. = Problems

    Your best bet is to own your business in a niche that is not exploited in the DR and that is profitable and with demand.

    Or work from home for US/Canadian employer.
    What he said!!!!!

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    Why is selling real estate so scary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by f355969 View Post
    _ to the Dominican.
    Can he/she not support you?

    donP

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    Hey,

    IMHO, you need to really plan what you are going to do; what are your strengths? Not to state the obvious, but it's usually best to utilise your strengths when considering any career, in any country rather than suddenly try to be a hotelier/estate agent. For example, what do you do for a living now??

    I'm in a similar position to you- I want to move to the DR but obviously I'd need to gain paid work. I hope to teach as I've already got CELTA/TEFL and doing an English degree. I also want to do some volunteer work both before I move permanently and once residing- this satisifes two points. 1.) genuinely helping others to gain better education/ employment, etc 2.) To sample living in the DR, gain employment before moving, make new feiends in the volunteer groups and community, etc... Not rushing into it.

    It seems a lot of people seem to travel to the DR, very ill-prepared, both in terms of earning a living/ expected standard of living and also what to expect/perils/benefits of living in the DR.

    Most info I've found, has been searching on these forums, and there are a some very knowledgable people... Covering areas such as moving to the DR, protecting your house, integration, 'fitting in' etc...

    Just my thoughts- hope it helps...

    Cheryl




    lot of people who know

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    In case you didn't understand what donP was getting at, "the Dominican" would refer to a person, not a country. The country is the Dominican Republic, or the DR for short. Correcting this error is obligatory in all DR1 threads.

    Cabarete is lovely, but you should know that it is one of the most expensive places to live in the DR.

    Unless you are very experienced and successful in real estate where you are, your chances of succeeding on the North Coast are slim. Even if you are, the competition is fierce, with many sharks who are much more familiar with the waters. The same would apply to operating a bar or restaurant.

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    hey,
    don't worry about starting real estate down here without experience,
    90% of the suckers who try to do that down here are not experienced on that field neither, even that they try to tell everybody how good they are on that.
    o.k.,
    none of those 90% made a real living for more than a few months out of it, neither.

    you OP is the 100% blue eyed sankie blended "what can i do" request.
    heck,
    YOU should know what you are capable to do,
    YOU should know what you are DOING(if you do) right now at home.
    so what is your profession?
    what are your experiences in the life of work?
    what languages you speak?
    how many years of experience you have running a 'lil' hotel?
    how many years of experience you have on the real estate sector?
    aso aso aso
    bring up some details,
    but pleeease,
    don't say you wanna be president and need advice how to do so.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by donP View Post
    Can he/she not support you?

    donP
    sounds exactly that way, lol
    Mike

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    I would definately suggest selling Real Estate but you will need an office first and I just happen to have one for sale but you will have to hurry because I have 2 prospects flying here......Don't miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime!

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