Sonya Alvino - Broker
Sonya joins the Bahamas Realty team with a wealth of experience in the business world that incorporates sales, marketing, real estate development and retail ownership on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. British by birth but raised in The Bahamas, Sonya gained a BSc in Anthropolgy/Sociology from Oxford Brookes University in 1989 and returned to make her home in the Bahamas in 1994.
Sonya has a proven track record in real estate development as the General Manager on a 77 acre commercial subdivision, and 68,000 commercial complex development in Nassau. She has also taken the lead on real estate developments in Eleuthera, and in eastern New Providence. This has stood her in good stead as an advisor and confident to those seeking to invest and hatch real estate development plans here.
Sonya also has a strong background in marketing and was the Business Development Manager for Thyme Group of marketing companies from 2001 to 2008. Comfortable with both local and international markets, Sonya is able to leverage many medians to give your listing the varied exposure it needs, for a fast sale.
Not shy of a challenge, Sonya is open, and creative in her approach to real estate ensuring you get much more than a ‘back bench’ realtor when it comes to personal service. She will offer you a direct approach with constant communication to ensure that your marketing efforts are continually fine-tuned to reach the right market, at the right time, to secure success. And if you are a buyer or renter searching out your perfect property, Sonya has that listening ear to ensure she matches you to the property that fits your needs.
Sonya’s Italian lineage shines through in the passion she has for everything she does, whether it be finding you a fantastic home in The Bahamas, or a decent rate of return on an investment project, or in her personal life advocating for the protection of animals.
She is also the owner of a retail boutique in Harbour Island, a wife, and mother of daughter – Lily Rose, and three furry companions – Charlie Da Potcake, Tesse Banana, and the Buddy aka ‘The Cool Ruler’.