Should I work with one Barbados Realtor or Multiple?

If you are thinking of relocating to Barbados, then finding an excellent realtor is key for getting the best properties. However, if you are unfamiliar with the Barbados real estate market, then you may be trying to decide whether or not you should use one Barbados realtor or multiple. The answer is one, and here is why.

1. Network  

All high quality realtors in Barbados are members of the Barbados Estate Agents and Valuers’ Association. Through this association, realtors can have access to all relevant property listings on the island. This means that it is unnecessary for you go choose to use multiple realtors because a single high quality Barbados realtor will be able to find you the best properties that are available in your price range through its network.

2. Convenience  

Working with just one realtor is significantly more convenient than working with multiple realtors. The reason is because if you are working with several or many different realtors, then you will have them all trying to communicate with you at once, and you can find yourself swamped with emails, voicemails, and texts, as they all compete to try to find you a great property or client. It may be hard for you to even keep track of which property or client has been presented to you by which realtor. Essentially, it is much more convenient to just use one realtor and have the communication between you and that realtor be very simple. This can help you prevent a lot of headaches.

3. Time  

If you use more than one realtor, then every aspect of the real estate process is going to take significantly more time. It will take you more time to research realtors, it will take you more time to set up meetings with them, it will take you more time to set up contracts and showings with them, etc. If you work with just one realtor, you will save large amounts of time while you are looking for great Barbados real estate. Time is very valuable, so this is something that you should definitely consider when you are trying to decide whether to use one realtor or multiple.

4. Priority Client

There is a much higher chance that you will be prioritized as a client if you work with just one realtor. This is because if you work with a number of different realtors, then each realtor knows that there is a smaller chance that they will get the commission. However, if you work with just one, then the realtor will more likely view you as a higher priority. So, no matter if you are a property owner, or if you are looking for property, working with a single realtor vs. numerous realtors can help you get the best quality treatment and the fastest closing times.

If you are looking for a great realtor on the island of Barbados, is a top quality realtor who can help you tremendously. Please feel free to contact us today at 246-426-9469 or to learn more about how we can help you. We look forward to speaking with you.


Relocating to Barbados

Relocating to Barbados can be a wonderful decision. The island has many incredible amenities, golf courses, properties, and more. Further, Barbados beaches and Barbados all-inclusive resorts are some of the best in the entire world.

However, if you are relocating to Barbados, then there are a number of things that you need to know before you move. Here are some of the top things that are important to know before relocating to Barbados.

1. Work Permits

If you plan to work on the island of Barbados after you relocate, then you will be required to obtain a work permit. There are two types of work permits that are available for non-nationals who are relocating to Barbados: short-term permits, and long-term permits. Short-term permits are available for up to 11 months. Long-term permits are available for up to 3 years. Both types of permits can be obtained from the Barbados Immigration Department.

2. Shipping

Because Barbados is an island in the middle of the Caribbean, inhabitants of the island rely on shipping to obtain many goods. This means that it is important to know what your options are for shipping if you are relocating to Barbados. UPS, Amerijet,,, and the USPS, are all excellent options for shipping to Barbados. You can get shipping price quotes on the websites for these companies.

3. Vehicle Purchasing

There are car dealers in Barbados where you can buy vehicles. However, purchasing a car in Barbados can be significantly more expensive than it is in places such as the U.S. or the U.K. This is not only because shipping vehicles to the island is expensive, but also because there are no automakers on the island. So, prepare to pay as much as 2-3 times per vehicle than you would in the U.S. or U.K. If you are planning on driving in Barbados, you must also have a valid license and driving permit, insurance, and you must pay the road tax. You can contact the Barbados Licensing Authority to learn more.

4. Pets

If you are planning on bringing pets with you when you relocate to Barbados, then there are a number of regulations that you will have to comply with. The regulations vary depending on which nation you are relocating from. For example, it may be necessary for you to have your pets microchipped, vaccinated for rabies, treated for ticks and heartworm, etc. All pets must pass a veterinary inspection to obtain an official Veterinary Health Export Health Certificate. The Barbados Ministry of Agriculture handles pet regulations, and you can contact them or read their website to learn more.

5. School Options

There are many options for schooling on the island of Barbados. For example, there are 93 primary schools and 22 secondary schools in Barbados that are government-run. There are also a number of private school options. For example, The Codrington School, St. Winfred’s, Providence School and St. Gabriel’s are all excellent private school options. However, it is also common for expats and non-nationals to send their children to boarding school in their original country for secondary school. So, you will be able to choose from all of these options. All schooling in Barbados is done in English.