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23rd October 2016

For every Dubai property you have your heart set on, there are other people also determined to buy it. So, if you want to find your dream Dubai property, you can’t just sit back and hope for the best. You need to be a go-getter in order to track down the perfect property for sale.

So, to help you get cracking, we have rounded up our top home hunter secrets. Whether you’re looking to buy a property purely as an investment or to live in yourself, here’s what you need to know and ask to hit the ground running.

Work with a reliable agent.

All our agents are RERA-certified and have a valid license.

Put aside an entire day for viewings.

Avoid viewing properties in a piecemeal fashion. When you take too long over your viewings, you put yourself at a risk of going for the first house you saw, and by that time it may have already been sold. So, try to set aside a whole day for multiple viewings.

Take your own pictures.

Film your visits on your phone.

Look for telltale signs of why people are moving.

Is it the water system leaky? Can you smell damp, or mustiness?

Come back at night.

What does the house look like in the evening? Is there enough light? Is the area crowded or quiet?

Is there a lot more to a neighbourhood than meets the eye? Do your homework and check out the local area. What amenities does it offer? Are there schools? Playgrounds? Is there a shopping mall nearby? A metro station? How easy is it to get taxis? How easy is it to find a parking spot? What are your food options? How about the nightlife? Work out the profile of the average resident there and what his/her approximate income level is.

What are all the charges? As a homeowner, you’ll need to pay service charges on the Dubai property. These can add up over the months, so make sure you’re familiar with what they are and what they’re likely to stand you at per annum.

When you work with a Betterhomes agent, you enjoy the best combination of market knowledge and efficient client service.

Search for an agent using our Agent Search facility and get started on your search for your dream Dubai property today!

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