Relocating to a foreign country and adjusting to life in a different culture, with a different language and a different set of values can be difficult. As a foreign expatriate living in Venezuela I've become rather well acquainted with how the country operates and how to avoid problems in Venezuela.
I have specific expertise with regard to the relocation of English speaking individuals and families to Margarita Island, including the associated issues of renting or buying a home, acquiring language training, acquiring a residence or investor visa, opening bank accounts, finding competent professionals (doctors, lawyers, accountants, dentists, etc.) placing children in a private school and other associated issues involved with relocating individuals or families to Margarita Island.
I (a US Citizen) relocated my family to Margarita Island in early 2005, and we have been living here since that time. We are now residents of Venezuela, living normal lives and doing business on Margarita Island.
I work for a Casa de Bolas, almost exclusively exchanging money for clients. In addition, I am the resident agent for 3 foreign businesses with investments in Venezuela.
For foreign clients I have worked for the past 3 years as a buyers agent for the purchase of real estate. I no longer handle real estate sales because of the inherent conflict of interest this creates.
BA, 1994, Business Management, Finance