Testimonials and Real Estate Designations from our clients


Testimonials and Designations

Testimonials from some of our Clients


Buying a home is a stressful experience. doing it in a foreign country is next level. Bettina Waldraff “held our hand” throughout the process, giving us comfort and confidence thanks to her knowledge and experience. Ralph does behind-the-scenes magic! and they both have been a pleasure to work with. we are very grateful to have found them.

Karen Boltax, New York, USA Sept. 2021 (5 Star Google Review)


Hiring Bettina Waldraff of Team Haverkate was one of the best choices we could have made for our move to Uruguay. She seemed to know what we needed before we knew what we needed. Navigating an unfamiliar country in a foreign language was full of opportunities for bad outcomes and Bettina led us safely and successfully through the process. She was always responsive to our many communications, and she was genuinely committed to finding us the right fit for our real estate purchase. We would recommend her and Team Haverkate without reservation.

Karen Kern, New Mexico, USA Aug 2021 (5 Star Google Review)


I had an enormous amount of help from this company while looking for a house in Punta del Este and ultimately lead to my buying something. Bettina was an outstanding broker during the search-and-purchase stage, but additionally, the overall service I received after shaking hands on the deal was perfect. All the paperwork, all the nonsense, was made to vanish, and the business was easy. Highly recommended.

Mark Crandall, Punta Del Este, UY Oct 2019 (5 Star Google Review)


We would like to thank Bettina and Ralph from Team Haverkate for their professional service in selling our house in Punta del Este. It was very helpful for us that they speak English, Spanish and German. In Punta del Este they are very well networked which was very valuable in the sales process. We would also like to do our review in English for the international customers: We want to thank Bettina and Ralph Team Haverkate (Engel and Voelkers) for a great job in selling our house in Punta del Este. They did an excellent job from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was dealt with quickly and efficiently, what it was. We would highly recommend Bettina and Ralph to anyone if you want to be professional, efficient, and honest service. (Original) Wir moechten uns ganz herzlich bei Bettina und Ralph vom Team Haverkate fuer den professionellen Service beim Verkauf unseres Hauses in Punta del Este bedanken. Es war für uns sehr hilfreich, dass sie englisch, spanisch und deutsch sprechen. In Punta del Este sind sie sehr gut vernetzt was beim Verkaufsprozess sehr viel wert war. Unseren Review moechten wir zusätzlich fuer die Internationalen Kunden auch in englisch machen: We want to thank Bettina and Ralph Team Haverkate (Engel and Voelkers) for an great job in selling our house in Punta del Este. They did an excellent job from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was dealt with quickly and efficiently, whether it was.. arrangements for viewing the property or dealing with questions throughout the sales process. We were super happy with the level of service we received and would highly recommend Bettina and Ralph to anyone if you want a professional, efficient and honest service.

Monika Kirst, Montevideo, UY Oct 2019 (5 Star Google Review)


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 purchase 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 marvelous 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, 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