Lisa (Rutty) Ridley, founder of Rutty Caribbean Consulting Inc. (Rutty Caribbean) is using her relationship management, business development and consulting experience from her years in the travel industry to help individuals navigate the logistics of owning a home in Jamaica for retirement, vacation or income producing purposes.
“Buying a home in a foreign country can be extremely challenging due to a variety of rules, regulations and requirements that can be much different than those in an individual’s country of residence,” says Ridley. “Former residents that have been out of the country for a significant length of time may not be aware of the safest and most desirable areas, or the cost of comparable properties in any given location,” she adds.
Client needs are carefully assessed to recommend the most convenient, safe and tourist-friendly locations, along with amenities and access to entertainment. Rutty Caribbean provides essential advisory services, enabling individuals to make informed decisions about their property purchases in the Caribbean.
Rutty Caribbean also understands immigration laws and resident status requirements and is knowledgeable about infrastructure. Ridley connects potential buyers with trusted lawyers, realtors and mortgage brokers that have established a reputation for professionalism and customer satisfaction.
Ridley is well acquainted with the market. She was born in Jamaica and owns two properties of her own there. She is a volunteer with the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Jamaican Canadian Association. She completed her studies in Travel & Tourism and in Business Management. After consulting with some of the most well-known companies in the world to manage their corporate travel programs, she is now specializing in helping individuals own properties in the Caribbean.
About Rutty Caribbean Consulting
Rutty Caribbean Consulting Inc. (Rutty Caribbean) was founded by Lisa (Rutty) Ridley, a certified corporate travel expert (CTE) with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Ridley is an avid traveler and adventure seeker that has visited more than 26 countries across 6 continents. With the launch of Rutty Caribbean, she plans to leave a lasting legacy by giving back to her community in Canada and her birth nation of Jamaica.