14 Jul 2009Blog

5 questions for Paul Alleyne, Alleyne Real Estate

by m

Alleyne Real Estate logoHow long have you been a real estate agent and/or in the real estate business?

I have personally been in real estate since 2001. The founders of our company have been in real estate for 39 years.

What are the top 3 things that separate you from your competitors?

(1) Our company is chaired /part owned by Richie Alleyne who started the first real estate company on the West Coast of Barbados. Richie’s wealth of knowledge in the industry as an estate agent, hotelier, and developer is paramount.
(2) We are a family owned and operated company with the 2nd generation now involved and very dedicated to the business.
(3) Service…We pride ourselves on being very service oriented and going beyond the call of duty to ensure that all of our clients’ needs are meet.

Which countries are the majority of your purchasers from?

In the order from most to least….England, Ireland, Trinidad, Canada, USA…

Have sale prices been affected by the global financial crisis in the last 6 months?

In US$$ terms prices have come down, however, when one considers the value of currency in terms of pounds and dollars many UK property owners can sell at a deep discount and still make a profit when they repatriate their funds to the UK.

Do you have a presence on other islands in the region and/or outside of the region (affiliations)?

Our past and existing clients have proven to be the best external presence / network that we could ask for. In terms of a direct presence internationally we market our properties in select international publications and invest heavily in internet marketing.