Testimonials | Real Estate in Uruguay

“Bettina and Ralph are two extraordinary real estate professionals the likes of which are particularly rare.  Having been real estate licensees in the US has been extremely helpful as they understand the expectations of a north American Buyer.  They are very knowledgeable, patient and very pleasant to deal with.   They explained the purchase process, tirelessly showed multiple properties and provided insightful information relating to areas and neighborhoods that helped us develop a tremendous amount of confidence in our recent purchase.  We would certainly recommend Ralph and Bettina to anybody considering a real estate transaction, without any reservation and we will certainly employ their services again on a future transaction!”

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Punta del Este, Uruguay, December 2017
I was super happy with Ralph’s services. He is committed to unparalleled service and consultative support during all stages of the real estate acquisition process so that his clients can make well informed, educated decisions. He certainly is a collaborative, patient, persistent, and a creative deal-maker.
Daniel Schmid, Zuerich

I worked with Ralph as a fellow Real Estate Agent and Broker in the U.S. for over a decade. We have collaborated in the planning, design and the execution of marketing tools for residential properties to assist Buyers as well as Sellers. I know Ralph excels in product knowledge (property location, features, value and alternatives), in creating and maintaining client rapport, and in good judgment. His business, linguistic and international background allows him to knowingly serve clients from many backgrounds. I can recommend Ralph to anyone, without hesitation.

Wayne Longman Broker Associate HOM-Sotheby’s International Realty

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

Mille mercis à Ralph Haverkate, car grace à lui j’ai pu trouver la maison qui me correspondait. Ralph a fait preuve d’un grand professionnalisme en plus d’un accueil, d’une gentillesse et d’un dévouement exceptionnel, (une vraie notion de services…). Bien plus qu’une relation de travail, Ralph est devenu un ami. Pour toutes vos recherches à Punta Del Este, La Barra, José Ignacio et les environs n’hésitez pas à le contacter. Il fera tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour réaliser vos désirs et sera vous conseiller au mieux dans le choix de votre acquisition. N’oublions pas Bettina Waldraff qui l’accompagne et vous fera découvrir les adresses des meilleurs hôtels et restaurants de la région. Encore mille mercis à vous deux.


Dear Ralph,

With so many realtors to choose from in the desert, we were very fortunate to have found you. Even with 30yrs. of coming to the area, we could have easily made a poor move if it weren’t for your guidance. First finding your flyer on a listing we liked, and when back home, discovering your complete website, truly helped us plan our final buying trip.

You’re such a good listener and genuinely cared about us, rare assets in spite of this competitive market. It seems silly now, but I remember thinking you may be too high end for our price range. Your comment, “You’re our bread and butter.”

We found our dream house in four days and we didn’t need luck. The always updating portfolio with email comments made Syracuse, NY seem very close indeed! With our only having knowledge of New York State real estate laws, your expertise with California escrow companies made for smooth transactions.

Mostly, we’d like to thank you for being so savvy, calm and for devoting all your time. It’s very easy to become overly excited, your judgment was priceless.


Testimonial from Dr and Mrs. Michael S. Roth, Palm Desert, CA 92211

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