We’re Creating Precedents – Albert & Michael – Saba Island Properties
Since 10 – 10 – 10 (October 10, 2010), Saba has been a special municipality of The Netherlands. New precedents and changes have been occurring – solar farming, improvements to the airport, roads, education, health care, housing, prospects of a new harbor+++
It’s perfectly understandable that some people welcome the changes, and others are resistant, feeling they will continue to live as they like
on their beautiful treasure of an island.
We follow the laws set by the government and public notaries while setting precedents:
‘a rule or principle that sets a standard, becoming an example that often will affect future choices.’
If you apply precedent to yourself, it means you can do something new and robust, where your work and your voice have ethics and good taste that helps enhance people and things.
1. We sold a home. The deposit was in escrow with the notary, everything set for closing. Two weeks before the final date, the buyer canceled the sale and wanted the money back without reason. Rental income on the property had been lost to the owner during this time, and
other buyers turned away.
We consulted our lawyer, an expert on BES laws (Bonaire, Statia, and Saba), and we were right not to return the deposit. The owner of the property sued and won the case and we received our commission.
A precedent was set on Saba, and the absurd idea that because we are a small island certain international laws should not apply was buried forever.
2. For another sale, we found a buyer, money was accepted with the notary, and the owner said (after several years of representing them), we were not owed a fee because we had no contract. The owner went behind our backs and contacted the buyer to sell directly to them and cut us out.
Back we went to the lawyer and court with a judge and lots of documentation proving our contract. We won our fee, sold the home, and lived through the slander and deceit.
Truth and ethics matter
Why shouldn’t people be precedent leaders, setting standards that make a difference in life and community and the work you do, encouraging people not to back down from justice?
We are immensely proud of our work helping people learn about living on Saba – finding a home, land, a historic cottage, or a Villa estate.
People work with us because they know we’re fair, hard-working, and out to protect their interests.
We love our work and thank many people on Saba and worldwide who trust our work.
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Emails: Albert@sabaislandproperties.com or Michael@sabaislandproperties.com
Why People Choose to Work with Us
Michael’s writing is published at Arianna Huffington’s – Thrive Global, The Huffington Post,
Medium, Maria Shriver’s Website, LinkedIn, Michael Port, The Fordyce Letter, Mélange Magazine and others.
Along with this international monthly Blog Michael publishes daily on his coaching website – Commit2Change.
Michael Feeley, Life Coach:
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: Michael@sabaislandproperties.com
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