The US Presidential Race 🇺🇸 and its impact on DUBAI real estate

With just days to go until the US presidential election, all eyes are on Washington as America faces an epic choice between two candidates who could not be more different. 

The result will have global ramifications. On the environment. On traditional alliances. On societies. On money markets. And yes, on DUBAI real estate. 

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This Halloween, don’t let viewings turn into a Horror Show 😱

Real estate agents are a brave bunch. Walking into unfamiliar homes day in day out; prepared to deal with whatever surprises may hide behind closed doors.

But from time to time, the odd buyer mis-hap can make for cringe-worthy viewings 🥴

So with Halloween just around the corner, we’re sharing a few examples of “embarrassing buyer behaviour” that could turn your viewings into real-life horror stories… 

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New UAE and Middle East Real Estate Report says…

A new real estate industry report released by Informa Markets, the organiser of Cityscape’s Real Estate Summit, has surveyed 488 property industry professionals from the MENA region.

Respondents ranging from developers and architects, to private and institutional investors, consultants, estate agents and government staff, were asked about the region’s residential, commercial, retail, industrial and hospitality sectors.

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The Lengths some Agents will go to…

COVID-19 has led to a surge in people becoming Estate Agents to make a living, with one outcome; competition amongst property brokers is fiercer than ever!

That’s why we’re seeing more and more agents adopt some very creative (if not utterly nutty 🥜) marketing tactics to help their listings stand out.

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Should Estate Agents go Back to School?

We don’t mean it literally of course, but we do have 5 books that make highly recommended reading for ambitious estate agents.  

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A Gilt-Edged Negotiating Trick!

By Ayman Alashkar – Founder & CEO –

Greed. Fear. Love.

You need to know what you’re up against. This gilt-edged negotiating trick will improve your deal-closing success rate, everytime.

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2 Top Tips To Close More Real Estate Deals

Real estate agency is a grind; all-day, everyday. Much of an agent’s job requires enormous self-motivation. Here are two top tips to help you close deals consistently.

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This Single Chart Will Have UAE Estate Agents Smiling From Ear To Ear

By Ayman Alashkar – Founder & CEO –

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The Dubai International Financial Centre is the beating heart of the Middle East’s innovation scene, making it a natural home for the next phase of‘s exciting growth story.

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Master Bedroom or Main? The results are in.

A few weeks ago we noticed a growing trend from US and UK estate agents calling to ditch use of the term ‘Master’ bedroom in the wake of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.  So we asked 500 UAE based agents to choose which option they preferred from between




Here’s what they chose

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Should we bin the term ‘Master’ bedroom from real estate’s lexicon?

In the wake of the #BlackLivesMatter movement are reports of a debate that’s begun in America’s property industry, spilled over into the UK, and now looks to be going global.

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Global housing markets ensnared by pandemic’s high unemployment: Reuters poll

Home prices in Australia, India, Dubai, Britain, Canada and US forecast to fall this year and next under worst-case scenario

by Rahul Karunakar for Reuters

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Virtual viewings don’t sell homes

Some estate agents believe video viewings will decline now lockdown’s over.

by Graham Norwood for Estate Agent Today

Video tours, heralded as the next big thing just a few weeks ago, are being abandoned by buyers and dismissed as a has-been by a London estate agent.

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Estate Agent lands in hot water

Real estate agent responded with laughing emojis to US$ 1.5million offer

by Eliza McPhee for Daily Mail Australia

An Australian real estate agent has been slammed for sending a laughing emoji in response to a potential buyer’s offer for a multi million-dollar property in Sydney.

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Will Dubai’s Expats Remain?

We polled over 250 Dubai expat residents on LinkedIn to gauge their response to one question; How long do you see yourself living here?

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