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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. 

♦  ♦

Albert & Michael Saba Island Properties

Albert & Michael - Saba Island Properties

Creating a Caribbean Lifestyle for a Week or… a Lifetime
(+599) 416 – 2777
Emails:  Albert@sabaislandproperties.com  or  Michael@sabaislandproperties.com

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Michael Feeley

Michael Feeley

Michael Feeley, Life Coach:
www.michaelfeeleylifecoach.com

Why Saba?

After living and working in New York City for 40+ years I leaped right out of the rat race of corporate America; leaving behind the relentless stress and competition that was wasting me; to rediscover what really matters to me in life.

We went looking for a new home all over the world - the Azores, the Maldives, France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Malta, the Caribbean and by pure luck, found Saba.

Saba gives me peace, joy, freedom and a community where I feel I belong. People are respected here; living free and open, in the heart of deep nature and incredible beauty. It's a remarkable change.

The work we do enables us to care about other people. Helping them find a new home with practical empathy for their needs and dreams. It's an emotional investment. To listen. To understand. It's work that matters to us. Work we're proud of.

Maybe you have similar yearnings for change. Wanting a better way to live.
A place where you feel at home, with yourself and with the world.

You might just be looking for a new spot to vacation. Unique. Unknown. Crowd-less. Safe. Friendly.... Hello Saba.

Or... you're already hooked on Saba and keep coming back year after year because you love it! Booking your favorite hotel and room or renting a Saba cottage or villa.

Or... Saba's lifestyle makes you dream of a bigger change. A more personal connection to this exclusive, wonder of an island. Something lasting. Just yours and investing in a home is fixed in your mind and heart.

Feel free to email me and let's find out exactly what you want and see --
Is the Caribbean island of Saba right for you? Let's make those thoughts and wishes a reality and then... they won't be thoughts and wishes anymore.

I look forward to saying to you one day --'Welcome home!
Be it for a week or... a lifetime.
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*And yes, it's true. I was a professional actor, singer, model (actually working) in New York City and noted theatres throughout the United States: The Actors Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Syracuse Stage, Elitch Gardens, Ogunquit Playhouse -- working with John Raitt, Howard Keel, Allan Jones, Howard Da Silva, Tovah Feldshuh, Ford Models.
(I even sang for President Jimmy Carter).

I transitioned from acting (because I wanted to) into the travel industry and later, working as a headhunter for over 20 years in NYC with: The Marriott Corporation, Jones Dairy Farm, Cotton Incorporated, The New York Post, Spike Lee DDB, MetLife, Sullivan & Cromwell, Reliance National Insurance, Black Rock Financial, Parachute Publishing, Burberry, Asprey Jewelry,
The Hunger Project, Macklowe Real Estate.

I'm also a certified Life - Career - Change Coach; working with all kinds of people around the globe: creatives - human resources professionals - executives - artists - musicians - gardeners - college deans and teachers - doctors - hotel owners - computer wizards - other coaches... helping them create the change they want in their work and lives; to do better, to be happier and even discover what they really want to do with their lives.

Please take a look at my Coaching website and see how I can be useful to you:
www.michaelfeeleylifecoach.com

My favorite quote is by poet Mary Oliver because it truly says what I want to know about you in such an unforgettable way:

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

I'm also proud to have my writings about real estate and coaching published at: Thrive Global - The Huffington Post - Maria Shriver - Michael Port - The Fordyce Letter - LinkedIn - and others.

You can email me: Michael@sabaislandproperties.com

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