Ralph Haverkate - Real Estate in Uruguay

Ralph Haverkate

Ralph Haverkate, Real Estate in Uruguay

Ralph Haverkate is a California trained, professional Realtor® and Broker Associate. Ralph’s diverse background makes him a natural for the real estate industry. Born and educated in Switzerland, a Dutch citizen and fluent in four languages, his 40 years of business across the globe have given him a distinctive talent for negotiation and diplomacy. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business from the Swiss-French Ecole Superieur de Commerce, Neuchatel. His background includes many years with the largest tour operator in Switzerland, the high-end European fashion industry, and setting up and managing various businesses. Ralph is multi-lingual and has lived and worked in Switzerland, Canada, New York, and California. He brings his skills to real estate to manage and orchestrate the real estate process. He is very customer service, market, product, and detail-oriented.

Ralph had been working Real Estate as a licensed California Broker in the USA for over ten years before moving to Uruguay in 2012. He worked for high-end firms like HOM Sotheby’s and architectural boutique brokerages like Deasy Penner in Los Angeles. Unique properties that had architectural or historical significance were his area of expertise.

Ralph’s lifelong interest in fashion, art, design, technology and artistic trends led to his passion for Mid-Century Modernism in California – studying how trendsetting architects came to Palm Springs in the 1950s and incorporated nature and the area’s abundance of light into the homes. In addition to international real estate, Ralph holds numerous professional designations and prides himself on staying on the cutting edge of the real estate industry. He is not only a Broker and member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States but also belongs to The International Real Estate Association (FIABCI) and is Transnational Referral Certified (TRC).

Since 2012 he specializes in Beach Properties, Historical Estancias, and Estates between Montevideo, Punta Del Este and Jose Ignacio in Uruguay and provides an international clientele with the personal attention and level of service they require to make an important decision such as purchasing or selling a home abroad. Rely on a professional partner with experience who listens to your needs, speaks your language, asks the right questions, provides honest answers, and looks out for your best interests.


Education: Ecole Superieure De Commerce, Neuchatel, Switzerland. A world-renowned Swiss-French business school

Professional Associations:

National Association of Realtors (NAR) California Association of Realtors (CAR)

International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)

NAR professional designations: ABR, CRS, GRI, CIPS, e-PRO, TRC, Residential Construction Certified Professional (RCC) and

Certified New Home Specialist

Hobbies: Painting with Acrylics, Hiking, Good Food and Wine, Traveling and Technology