A Gilt-Edged Negotiating Trick!

By Ayman Alashkar – Founder & CEO – OVERWRITE.ai

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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OVERWRITE.ai joins the DIFC

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 OVERWRITE.ai‘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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What will the King’s next move be?

It’s decision time for Estate Agents

Things are coming to a crunch in the ongoing saga between the UK’s largest real estate portal Rightmove, and the country’s network of Estate Agencies.

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Childhood Trends of Successful Entrepreneurs

What formative year experiences do modern entrepreneurs have in common?

by Jodie Cook – TEDx Speaker & Forbes Contributor

It’s impossible to control a child’s every encounter or conversation, at home or away. Unforeseen and undesirable circumstances will likely occur. The solution lies not in avoiding adversity at all costs, but in developing the attitude and mindset to thrive through any obstacle.

After researching the childhoods of hundreds of entrepreneurs and interviewing several successful entrepreneurs and business leaders from different backgrounds, I discovered six unmistakable commonalities in their stories. It’s only when looking back that trends are gleaned, but it gives an indication of what might happen when they are replicated for others.

These are the six childhood trends of future successful entrepreneurs. How many apply to your story?

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EID in the time of Corona

Eid Al Fitr is around the corner. 

The traditional celebration marking the end of Islam’s holy Ramadan, will be quite nontraditional this year.  

This time there will be no gathering in large groups, or visiting friends and loved ones. But what this Eid lacks in convention, we can make up for in compassion.  

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Is Dubai real estate recovering from lockdown lows?

By Ayman Alashkar – Founder & CEO – OVERWRITE.ai

Like many countries, the UAE has done a phenomenal job of managing and supporting its population during peak Coronavirus risk. As we begin easing strict lockdown conditions, the country is carefully reopening malls and considering reopening borders. Businesses are being guided to cautiously return to work. Key among them are real estate agencies.

Dubai’s property industry is a vital and enormous contributor to the country’s wider economy; because it’s universal. Every stakeholder is acutely aware of the critical need to get its services going again. We’re all hoping for a recovery; scanning for any signals that suggest one.

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One Negotiation Tactic To Rule Them All

by Mike Vokin – Lead Instructor at Freelancer Masterclass

Whether you like it or not, negotiating is something we all have to do. Whether it’s a small negotiation with your spouse or a big business negotiation, it’s a skill that the vast majority of us don’t practice but one that is vitally important to success.

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Will Homesearch Level Up UK Real Estate Data?

As published in EstateAgentTODAY on 02/05/2020

In a video interview for Estate Agent Today, property professional Chris Buckler speaks to Sam Hunter, director of Homesearch.

Alongside asking Hunter for a random fact about himself, Buckler poses some key questions about why Homesearch’s new portal is unique and how it is aiming to help agents.

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