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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.


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.


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.

Topics Available for Discussion

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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