Yasmine Essed

Working with Island Dreams Realty has truly been a dream come true!

I was born and raised right here on the beautiful island of St. Maarten and I could not be more proud of coming from paradise. Growing up, I struggled to find my purpose in life, career wise, but I always knew I had a passion for helping people.

Throughout my late teenage years and early twenties I worked for numerous non-profit organizations, volunteered with organizations locally and internationally and have gained recognition on the island in the NGO community. Realistically though, I knew I could not make a living from volunteering and needed to find a way to secure my future financially. That’s when fate brought me to Sacha van den Bosch, who took me under her wing and led me to discover a new way to bring my passion of helping others to life: through helping people fulfill their Island Dreams. There is a similar feeling of fulfilment when helping buyers find their dream home or sellers sell their property to be able to move forward in the next steps of their lives.

I started as the office manager at Island Dreams Realty (and Sacha’s right hand woman), which has allowed me to learn the ins and outs of real estate through the back end of the real estate processes. I have played a big role in setting up the systems and procedures that we are now using to provide a quality standard of service to our clients and I could not be more proud to see where Island Dreams Realty and the standard of real estate services on the island is heading. As of April 1st, 2022 I officially became an agent, and with a mentor like Sacha, I feel confident that I will be able to help clients to my best ability while staying true to the Island Dreams motto: Integrity, Dedication and Fun! 

Fun facts about me:
-I volunteered at an orphanage in Ghana for 3 months
-I was named ‘Young Person of the Year 2021’ by the Teen Times newspaper

Yasmine Essed

Sales Specialist 

Island Dreams Realty

St. Maarten

Cell: + 721 520-2600