Property in Dubai
What Dubai real estate agents can do?
Until recently, most of the expatriates living in Dubai had no choice but to rent the apartment, flat, or villa in which they were living because the Dubai government did not allow foreign nationals to own property. That is why the real estate aspect of settling down in Dubai was always a bit of a pain. All that changed recently when the government decided to switch Dubai's economic dependence from oil to other service based industries like tourism and real estate. With the permit to own freehold real estate in Dubai, the market has seen a boom in development that is unprecedented in the Middle East.
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There are many Dubai real estate agents that you can find advertising their services in print as well as on the Internet. Finding the right agent that can meet your requirements and make the whole process of buying (or selling) easy is not as problematic as you might think.
There many things you can do before choosing from the collection of Dubai real estate agents. The worst thing you can do is just walk into the first real estate office that is closest to you. Avoid that and instead ask your friends and family for ecommendations. Visit the expatriate discussion forums on the Internet to find good reference leading to Dubai real estate agents.
Do not select just one out of the lot. Choose a few and talk to them all to find out about their brokerage history, their experience in real estate, the background of their company and so on. It is important to determine whether a Dubai real estate agent really knows about your desired place of residence. Finally, ask them for contacts of a few of their previous clients and speak to them.
The process of selling and buying can get complicated. Not all Dubai real estate agents are good with paper work. Do some research on your own and see if your agent sounds competent enough to plug the obvious gaps and take it from there.
A good impression is always important on the first visit so pay attention to their offices and their general work environment. Shabby personal habits are not good not even in Dubai real estate agents. The agents should radiate knowledge, skill, and expertise.
The ideal real estate agent is one who works as your partner and takes your needs and concerns to his or her own heart. If you do not feel trust after your first meeting, perhaps you should try elsewhere. Without trust, it is impossible to have frank discussions that will lead to intelligent decisions.