Expat Is Not A Dirty Word – It’s An Asset – Albert & Michael – Saba Island Properties
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness,
and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired
by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
– Mark Twain –
Labels are not needed
When we left New York City and moved to Saba, we became “expats”. We didn’t even think about it until people started calling us that –
“Oh. You’re expats. There are lots of foreigners here on Saba.”
We’re people. Yes, from another country, who fell in love with Saba, purchased land and a home, moved here 10 years ago and became residents. We mind our business. Pay our taxes. Take care of our property. Own a business. Work hard and give back whenever we can.
Why is it necessary to define someone by a different nationality, language, business preference, lifestyle choices, cultures?
- Why not make a choice to understand, value and respect people, as they are, instead of discriminating?
- Why not build culture instead of tear it down?
- How can you create sustainability – support – cooperation?
- What is the difference between dominance and affiliation?
We connect to the expat audience
We’re real estate brokers and know many facts about land, homes and rental properties, relocating, taxes, the customs of Saba +++ We’re the only expat real estate company on Saba and that is a big asset because we’ll tell you the truth about living and working here.
We love our work – teaching people about Saba – and now with our borders re-opening – we’re helping people to find places to rent –
from hotels, to antique Saba cottages and Villas and also helping people to buy land and homes!
People are rebuilding their lives – creating new work and living opportunities. Looking for change and safe havens in the world to flourish.
We connect to the expat audience.
Saba is a special municipality of Holland
If you visit or move here, you’re living in a foreign land and it’s essential to respect the laws of a different government and place. Some people don’t do that. They want Saba to be like the place they came from (USA – Canada – Holland…) and they try to change things. Criticizing how things are done and that gives expats a bad name, as well as their own nationalities and cultural habits. Saba has an amazing, friendly blend of people, from all around the world, living and working here.
Good will in life and business works
Good will – the hope that good things happen to people – matters in life and business. There’s a difference between respect and contempt.
The choice to honor other people and things, different from yourself, as compared to the flip side – disrespect and lessening
the meaning of another human being. It happens anywhere in the world – between couples – in families – at school – work – states – provinces – countries.
You don’t need to get along with everyone but make the choice to be civil. If you want to change a disagreement, do it with respect. And if not, be quiet. No need to bully and encourage others to join in. That’s the narrow-mindedness and bigotry that created the holocaust and some of the worst racial discrimination in the US and other places in the world today.
The pandemic has many of us living with stress, fear, the feeling of too much change, worry about money. Kindness and understanding is a incredibly helpful choice and way to live.
Most people want to be happy. They expect empathy and good will. Saba could be the right choice for you… with astonishing beauty and peace and many other assets for living a magnificent life. Living with Sabatude.
Saba is Covid Free
Our borders are opening up (with some wise and easy restrictions).
Travel to us and see Saba for yourself. Expand your world view.
See how other people – the same and different from you – live.