Testimonials and Real Estate Designations from our clients


Testimonials and Designations

Testimonials from some of our Clients


Bettina and Ralph with E&V are the most skilled and competent real estate professionals we have known in Uruguay and we spoke to a LOT of people but my business partner and I only felt comfortable with Bettina and Ralph. My business partner and I are real estate professionals in the US and we know great service, knowledge and people who go above and beyond the call of duty. We bought a new construction condo and the complexities and negotiations due to customized modifications beginning to end took almost 1.5 years. Bettina and Ralph were spectactular, detailed-oriented and had all the resources at their fingertips to help complete the transaction smoothly, including the post-acquisition tasks of outfitting the property, arranging for deliveries, setting up utilities, installing A/C, electrical, etc. We couldn’t recommend them any more (wish there were more than 5 stars we could award to them). In fact, we wouldn’t just recommend them without reservation to anybody looking to buy, sell or lease a property in Uruguay, we would go as far as saying that if you don’t use their services, you aren’t getting the best service available. Thank you Bettina and Ralph!

Rick Dergan, Silicon Beach, CA  May 2019


Bettina guided me with the purchase of my first apartment in UY, and last year when I purchased a second, I had no hesitation in asking for her direction again. She speaks many languages and conversed fluently with me (in English) and with all the Spanish-speaking builders, bankers, and government agencies, too. She made sure both purchases were easy and efficient. At every moment, I knew what was expected from me and there were no surprises along the way. Please contact her if you are considering a real estate purchase. I know that she will take good care of you, too!

Diane Cording, Punta Del Este   May 2019


Thanks to Bettina Wallraff and Ralph Haverkate, I was able to acquire a wonderful property with a great house by the sea for a very well negotiated price. A highly competent support before, during and after the purchase! Highly professional.

Dr. Cedric George, Zurich, Switzerland   March 2019


Great professionalism from Bettina and Ralph
Excellent administrative skills to process the purshase of my property !
Nice team and very friendly ! Alles in Ordnung ! Michel

Michel Reeder, United Nations, Jan 2019


Ralph Haverkate and Bettina Waldraff of Team Haverkate Real Estate in Uruguay have provided me and my clients with in depth market analysis, information and direction as it relates to Real Estate opportunities presenting themselves for serious consideration from clients based stateside and in Europe. It is a great pleasure working with such professionals with a warm touch.

Stuart Arkin, California


Ralph Haverkate is a true professional. He was incredibly patient with us and guided us in the correct direction. Ralph listened to what we were saying and made sure we were in the house best fit for us. Thank you Ralph. You will always be our favorite realtor.

Colleen Muldowney, Palm Desert


Ralph Haverkate and Bettina Waldraff of Team Haverkate in Real Estate in Uruguay are an exceptional team of high energy, dedication to the project, and marvellous follow-through. I have known them for a couple of years in Uruguay, and can attest to their professionalism, and ability to seek solutions with a great attitude. I highly recommend contacting them for anything in real estate from building a new steel frame house to finding a farm / B&B / casita in the woods to rent or buy. I take my hat off to them for their positive approach and wish them and YOU much good fortune in working together.

Dr Simon Atkins, Montevideo


Many thanks to Ralph Haverkate, because thanks to him I could find the house that suited me. Ralph has demonstrated great professionalism in addition to a home, a kindness and exceptional dedication, (a real notion of services …). Much more than a working relationship, Ralph became a friend. For all your research in Punta Del Este, La Barra, José Ignacio and area please contact him. He will do everything in its power to achieve your desires and will advise you best in choosing your acquisition. Do not forget Bettina Waldraff accompanying and you will discover the addresses of hotels and restaurants in the area.
Again many thanks to you both.

Elia Rene, Touquet France


I too have found Bettina to be an exceptional representative, patient, thorough and looking after the client’s best interest, which is what we too always strive for and hence can easily recognize that in others.  We certainly wouldn’t think of using anybody else and we will forward all of our referrals to Bettina and Ralph.

Panos Papadopoulos, Keller Williams Silicon Beach

Real Estate Designations

Be informed of the professional designations and certifications earned by the expert Uruguay Real Estate specialists of Team Haverkate


ABR Accredited Buyer Representative

CRS  Certified Residential Specialist

CIPS Certified International Property Specialist

CNHS Certified New Home Specialist

GRI Graduate Realtor Institute

e-PRO Certified Internet Professional

TRC Transnational Referral Certified

Member of NAR and FIABCI