Here are some tips to help property buyers and sellers find the right Dubai real estate agent to match their needs and get their property sold.
1. Interview them
Treat your meeting with the sales agent or agency as a job interview. Have a list of specific questions prepared in order to gage their experience, sales history and how they operate. Never treat it as just a casual conversation, as you want to ensure that you are working with someone with whom you can trust.
By interviewing a few different agents, before making your final decision, you can make an informed decision based on the information collected.
When looking for a real estate agent you can trust, the first thing to take note of is their license and other credentials. Never deal with an agent or agency who is not legally authorized to conduct business.
3. Google them
By doing a quick Google search you should be able to find the company's official website along with their social media channels if any. Take a look at their site, does it look legitimate, or has it not been updated in months? An outdated website can be a red flag of either fraud, or poor management.
Also, look for any news articles that have appeared about them or their company. Most importantly, take a look at what online marketing channels they use and how effective they are in reaching potential buyers.
4. Ask for references
When in doubt, ask an agent for written references from past clients, including their contact details. Call some of the agent’s former clients to ask a range of questions: did the agent communicate well? Did they effectively guide them through the selling process? How long was their property on the market? Above all, would they use this agent again?
5. Look for local expertise
Finding an agent with in-depth local knowledge is the key because every neighbourhood has its own challenges when it comes to real estate.
The ideal property agent will have a proven track record of selling properties in your local area. They will be well versed in factors including the location of amenities, the local environment and even how government regulations are likely to affect the sale.
They will know the ins and outs of the local market better than most residents, and for this reason they will always have the upper hand when it comes to getting your property sold.
6. Remember: Asking price isn't everything
While many people will be tempted to focus on the estimated selling price, there are other factors that are much more important.
An agent’s negotiation abilities, for example, are key to securing the best deal possible, regardless of the asking price. Ultimately, you should look for an agent with whom you can build a good rapport and who can be trusted to look out for your interests throughout the sales process.
fäm Properties has specialized agents that know the regions they cover inside out, so if you are looking to buy, rent or sell property, give us a shout for a free consultation today!