About Us

Deed 2 Deed Real Estate Limited brings young, vibrant energy to the real estate industry. Passion and professionalism brings results and satisfaction. We take you from selling to sold and renting to rented in residential and commercial properties. Welcome to the new era of real estate!

Gretel Ragoonanan



Meet Gretel Ragoonanan, Co-founder of Deed 2 Deed Real Estate. Gretel showed passion and interest in the real estate industry well before being involved with real estate. Her experience in customer service and background in psychology makes dealing with clients natural and easy for her. Her friendly and polite aura synthesized with her knowledge, organizational skills and determination in dealing with clients contribute to nothing short of the best customer experience for her clients.

Justin Nicholas



Meet Justin Nicholas, Co-founder of Deed 2 Deed Real Estate. With experience in customer service as well as entrepreneurship, he is well equipped. Real estate brought added passion to his career and it's evident in his enthusiastic work ethic. He will definitely go above and beyond to satisfy and guide his clients every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I list with DDRE?
You can contact us at 771-3333 or 771-8899 or via email [email protected] We can arrange a site visit of your property and specifics of our contract. Our listing period is usually 3-6 months depending on the property and client needs.
What is our commission rate?
Our commission rate is 3% for properties valued at 1 million and above and 5% for properties valued less than 1 million. For rentals the commission is first month’s rent. Short term rentals would be 10% of the income earned during that period.
What happens when you make a deposit on a property?
A deposit is made to secure the property the buyer is interested in and capable of purchasing. When a deposit is made on a property, the property is taken off the market and is made unavailable to other potential buyers. At this point the buyer and vendor enter into a legally binding agreement with specified terms and conditions to be satisfied by both parties signifying the start of the sales process. If these terms and conditions are not met by the vendor, the deposit will be refunded to the buyer. In an instance where the buyer fails to meet the agreed terms, the deposit is forfeited.
What is the deposit on a property?
For residential properties the standard deposit is 10% of the accepted price of the property. In some instances the vendor may accept less.
What is the difference between leasehold and freehold property?
Upon the purchase of a leasehold property, ownership will be granted to the owner for a stipulated or remaining amount of time such as 999 years or the remaining of a 999 year lease. It is common for gated communities, townhouses, apartments and condos to be leasehold properties. Upon the purchase of a freehold property, ownership will be granted fully with no time constraint.
Do I need a valuation?
Having a valuation done from your financial institution’s panel of valuators is strongly recommended as it justifies your asking prices and significantly reduces the time your property is on the market. In some instances it can also reduce the closing time for sales process with the document already on hand.
What documents do I need to purchase a property?
The buyer(s) will need to have these documents in order to begin the pre-approval process and sale process:
  • 2 Forms ID
  • Confirmation of Savings
  • Job Letter
  • Recent Pay Slip
  • If self-employed, evidence to support income ie 12 months bank statements
  • Builder’s Risk and Home Insurance Coverage
What documents do I need to purchase a property if I am a non-resident?
Buyers who do not reside in Trinidad and Tobago will need to provide the following to their financial institution
  • 2 Forms Valid ID (to be notarized)
  • Trinidad & Tobago to provide confirmation via Birth Certificate and / or T&T Passport or ID Card
  • Job Letter (to be notarized)
  • Copies of Filed Income Tax (at least 2 years) (to be notarized for)
  • Credit Report
What documents do I need to sell my property?
The vendor(s) is obligated to provide the following:
  • Deed of the property in the vendor's name(s)
  • Land and Building Taxes
  • WASA Clearance Certificate
  • Valid Valuation Report
  • Town and Country Approvals
  • Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (If Applicable)
  • Share Certificate ( in the case of Townhouses/Apartments)
What are my expected expenses as a vendor/seller?
The only expense the vendor bears during the sales process are:
  • Preparation of the property for sale; this includes but is not limited to painting, power washing, renovations etc.
  • Valuation for aid in the determination of the asking price
  • WASA Clearance Certificate, Land and Building Tax paid up to 2009, any outstanding bills utility or otherwise
  • Commission owed to your real estate agent upon closing of the sale
What are the expected expenses as a purchaser?
The purchaser would bear the cost of the following:
  • Deposit to take the property off the market
  • Legal fees associated with the sale and closing of the sale
  • When the vendor does not provide such, a valuation is necessary
  • Stamp Duties – first time home buyers are exempted from stamp duties for properties valued at $1.5M and under
  • Property Insurance
  • Moving Costs
Do I need to be pre-approved before searching for a property to purchase?
It is strongly recommended to be pre-approved by your financial institution(s) of choice. This allows for potential buyers to search for properties within the price range that they can receive financing for reducing wastage of time, energy and most importantly money.
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