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Top skills to look for in a real estate agent

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Since the Dubai property market is huge, there are thousands of real estate agents involved in the buying and selling process. However, all agents are not the same. There are those that are great at their jobs and those that are not. Choosing the best agent can be a challenge, especially if it is your first time in the market.

The Dubai real estate industry has shown significant growth in the recent past. One of the biggest features in the industry is the off plan model. In fact, there are numerous off plan properties in Dubai offered by some of the top rated developers in the country, such as the upcoming Emaar Beachfront apartments.

Here are some skills you should look out for in a real estate agent:

Local knowledge

An agent cannot claim to be the best if they do know their local area. If you are buying a property, the agent should be able to offer the best counsel like prime locations to invest in. On the other hand, if you are selling a property, the agent should complete the sale as soon as possible and at the best deal. A well-connected agent should be able to find suitable buyers quickly.

A good communicator and listener

Whether buying or selling a property, the right agent should be able to listen and communicate effectively. If you are a buyer, you need an agent that will be able to listen to your needs and explain to you everything about the property. Also, if you are selling, you will need an agent that will be able to charm buyers into signing the sale contract.


A real estate agent should be professional at all times in their work. For instance, an agent should not hike the commission maliciously. They should also understand the demands that come with the work. Choose an agent with the right professional image and a good reputation.


Hiring a real estate agent is always a risky endeavour. For example, it is very difficult to judge the attitude of the agent unless you see them in action. You need to hire an agent you can trust to do the right thing. After all, honesty is the best policy, especially when your money is involved.

Strong references

A reliable agent should have strong references from past clients. If you are buying, you need an agent who has helped clients in the past. Also, if you are selling, look for an agent who has successfully sold properties within the shortest time possible.

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