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People Like Us Do Things Like This – Albert & Michael – Saba Island Properties

People Like Us Do Things Like This - Albert & Michael - Saba Island Properties

“I learned the power of these 7 words People like us do things like thisfrom Seth Godin taking his course The Marketing Seminar.
It changed the way I see and connect with people, how to do work in real estate I’m proud of and how to make a difference by having genuine care about people and properties and not just posting a generic listing.” Michael

What’s fascinating about people like us?

We all have a deep desire to connect with other people, places, ideas, behaviors, all kinds of things from telephones to personal wellness.

We make choices about what we like and dislike. Choices about how we’re the same and different from the groups of people we engage with (friends, strangers, business owners, divers, hikers, environmentalists, doctors, classmates, politicians, teachers, artists).

People like us do things like this. We notice new things right away and we talk about them, face to face, and on all forms of social media. So the ‘Yes… we like it’ or ‘No… not for me’ gets around fast.

When marketing real estate on a small and incredibly beautiful Caribbean island, it’s vital for us to connect with the right people by understanding what they think and truly want and then, to also connect with the people around them (in their tribes) who may be searching for a home and culture like Saba, even if it’s a hotel or rental property for just a week. People like us do things like this.

  • Who are the people like us?
  • What are the things they like?
  • What do they dream about?
  • What might they be afraid of?
  • What makes them feel they belong in a place and are respected?
  • How can we serve them and create the change they are seeking?


We were New Yorkers but we wanted change

Albert and I lived and worked in New York City for 40 years and still we wanted a better quality of life. We wanted to get away from winter, to stop paying high taxes, stop being drained, stressed, overworked and just to slow down. We started searching for a new place to live; a good climate, no crowds, peace, convenience, comfort and something to fit our budget. (Some of the basic human needs we had.)

We looked into Morocco, Azores, Costa Brava, Malta, St. Martin, St. Barths, Maldives, Guadalupe, Panama, Costa Rica and Saba. People like us do things like this. We do our homework to find exactly what we want. Saba was the change we were looking for.

  • Safe
  • Clean
  • Private
  • Affordable
  • Easy to get to
  • A great place to retire
  • Not a tourist trap with bumper to bumper people
  • No gargantuan cruise ships parked side by side by side in the harbor
  • No crowded beaches, casinos or loud night life
  • Good services, groceries, restaurants, hotels
  • Warm and a gorgeous setting
  • Friendly people
  • Exclusive


Awareness can change people for the better

We bought property on our first visit to Saba because people like us do things like thiswe take action and create what we want as fast as possible. We just loved the climate and culture of this special place. We sold our home, closed a business and moved our treasured pet and belongings to Saba and began living an amazing, happy life.

Then we opened a real estate business because people like us are active and we like to give back… helping other people like us to be aware of Saba and feel at home. Teaching them what we, as expats, have learned in our 6 years here (from taxes to health benefits to becoming a resident).

Successful marketing is not about spamming the world aimlessly with ads hoping someone will notice you but going out to find the other people like us, gaining their permission and trust and having empathy by thinking deeply about who they are, how they think and see the world, what they long for, dream about, hunger for. Yes! Our work is that emotional, intellectual and personal because… people like us believe that caring is what other people deserve.

The doors are open for an exclusive way of life

We’re so grateful to be working in real estate and to have Saba as our home and… our product to promote with reverence and rapture.
People like us celebrate Saba. The island, lifestyle and inherent beauty sells itself.  We’re just here as guides and teachers for you.
Either Saba is right for you or it’s not.

We’re not insisting that people think like us. Not looking for the masses to pour in. Not looking to change Saba and its exclusivity but, to spread the word that Saba exists so other people like us can experience its magic, abundance and possibilities for a week or… a lifetime.

At the heart of the exclusive organization is a simple truth: All the members are people like us.”
– Seth Godin –

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Albert & Michael Saba Island Properties
Saba (+599) 416 . 2777 / USA +1 . 631 . 604 . 4435 / Skype:
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*Expats who are passionate about Saba*

Michael Feeley

Michael Feeley, Life Coach:

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.

*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, Bobby Van, 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, Peter Marino Architect, Reliance National Insurance, Black Rock Financial, Parachute Publishing, Burberry, Asprey Jewelry, The Hunger Project, Macklowe Real Estate.

I'm an Akimbo Workshop Coach for Seth Godin and 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:

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 - Medium and others.

You can email me:

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