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Online Discussions

Our online discussion series have question and answer sessions for various topics in the Dominican Republic. The online series can be one-on-one or with groups of people interested in the same topic. At times, there will be multiple co-hosts on conference so that different perspectives may be heard. The online discussion is free and there are no obligations or commitments required. Participants can listen only — or they ask questions — if further explanation is needed. Video options available, but they are used mainly for “Screen Sharing” by the host or co-hosts. At the option of each participant, the video option be activated on for face-to-face interaction. But again, video and audio participation is not required. The series can be attended via cell phone, tablet, or computer.

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We constantly look at trends and where things are happening in the Dominican Republic. It’s a great Caribbean country with great property values but we strive to understand future value as well. We realize that whats “hot” now may not necessarily be hot in the future. So, we continue to look for those diamonds in the rough and love sharing this information with others who want to join in on the fun. Below are some of the topics we discuss.

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William Holden International Realty has chosen Zoom Video Conferencing for online discussions because it is FREE and simple to use. It’s a great way to learn more about topics and specific properties in the Dominican Republic. We found it much better than talking over the phone or sending slide-show presentations by email. It is especially effective when displaying area maps, site plans, or floor play layouts. It can also be used for displaying spreadsheets for analyzing expenses or income projections. Using Zoom cuts down on back-and-forth emails that can accumulate unnecessarily. It is also more convenient than “Chatting” back and forth with other types of software. The most important feature of our online conferences is “Screen Sharing” where everyone on the online conference can view a slide show, web-page, or document presentation. Each participant on the conference can share their thoughts or ask questions.

Zoom Online Conferencing can be used on a computer, tablet, or cell phone, whichever is most convenient. The conference can be made one-on-one or with groups of people.The signup process is described below.

The first step is to DOWNLOAD THE ZOOM SOFTWARE. (This link also has Zoom Apps for cell phone and tablet.) Once the “Zoom.pkg” or “Zoominstaller.exe” has been downloaded, click on the filename to install the software. After launching Zoom, click “Join a Meeting” to join a meeting without signing in.

To sign in, use your Zoom, Google, or Facebook account. If you don’t have an account, click Sign Up Free. If you have a Zoom account but cannot remember your password, click Forgot. (Click Here for More Info)

Zoom Panel

Once Zoom has been downloaded and installed, the following panel appears when the program is open. From here, you have four options:

  • Start a “New Meeting” if you want to host a meeting,
  • “Join” a meeting that you have been invited to attend,
  • “Schedule” a meeting to be shared in the future, or
  • “Share Screen” if you want to share a screen with others.

Calendar

This panel example shows current date and time — and meetings you have scheduled. In this case a meeting has been scheduled on November 07 at 4:00 pm to talk about availability and pricing at Hacienda Samana Bay. The meeting ID is included and an invitation has been sent by email. There is also a menu bar at the top with other options such as chatting or adding contacts for frequent sharing.

Once the Zoom App has been installed, you can also use the application for personal use. Most people, however, are used to Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, or other similar apps on Social Media. Again, we prefer to use Zoom for our online conferences because of the “Screen Sharing” and other useful features of the application. Therefore, you do not have to keep your Zoom App open at all times. It is simply there to use at your convenience. 

Email Invitation

Topic Selection

The link below directs you to a page that displays various topics to be discussed and a time and date our the next online conference. Topics may include Featured Resorts or areas that represent unique potential for an increase in value over time.

Email Message

Once you have selected a topic to be discussed and the time and date of that online conference — and made a request to to join that conference, you will be sent an invitation like the one to the left. Simple click on the meeting link and enter the password provided in the email.

Online Conference Topics (continued)

Why Online Conference

More effective than a phone call; questions are answered by professionals; visual explanations; build trust & relationships.

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Phone Calls

Phone calls can be the first step in getting questions answered but a visual presentation is more effective.

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Visual Presentation

An online conference allows for visual explanations of floor plans, area descriptions, and financial information.

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Trust & Relationships

An online conference can be face to face with cameras turned on or audio only to build trust and relationships.

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Join our Conferences and learn

Our online conferences are casual and friendly. They can be done one-on-one or in groups up to 10 people. Participation can be done on a computer, tablet, or cell phone. When none of this is available, you can simply call in and listen to the conference over the phone. At times, the online conference is based on a slide presentation created just for a specific topic. In other cases, website pages are used to demonstrate or explain the topic in more detail.  Many of our conference guests have been to the Dominican Republic many times and want more information on a specific area or development. Others are intrigued by opportunities offered and they want to make sure they are real. Once invited to be on the presentation, guests can keep their cameras turned off and attend just to listen and learn. Guest names will not be announced unless each guest introduces themselves. All they have to do is just sit back and listen and watch. Questions can be answered but not required.

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Online Conference Review

Our Online Conference Series is a chance to learn more about important topics in the DR and gain answers to questions from a panel of people who know what they’re talking about. There is no cost or commitment to monitor the conference.  It’s simply a chance to build relationships prior to exploring the DR and meet with someone you trust if you plan on visiting this Caribbean paradise.

Our Online Discussions were created to share thoughts on the DR with people who have direct experience. There is an up-trend in people wanting to know more about this Caribbean country and our online discussions are the best way to get the true story of what is really happening in the DR. Inter-personal relationships can be the best and safest way to gather information online.

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