If you are looking to move in the near future, it might be a good idea for you to consider using a real estate agency.
Dubai is home to a healthy real estate industry and you can easily find your dream property but you would still need someone to help you get started with the whole process.
Whether you are looking for an apartment or a villa to rent, a real estate agent can give you the “ins” and “outs” that you otherwise would not have access to.
For instance, in high volume areas of Dubai, the market is extremely competitive and having a real estate agent on your side to help tease out the best locations will ensure that you get to move quickly.
Here are five reasons why you should never rent a potential home without the help of a real estate agent:
1: It’s Easier on You:
There is nothing more exhausting than doing all of the research online for weeks or months until you find a landlord that actually messages you back and sets up a viewing. Using a real estate agent will help you avoid all of this as they will only deal with reputable landlords, will set up the viewings for you and may even chauffeur you to the potential properties!
2: Agents Have the required Experience and Knowledge:
During your house hunt, you’ll find a lot of Dubai apartments for rent but you must have the required experience and knowledge to ignore the “bad ones” and pick the right ones. Using a real estate agent will definitely help you steer clear of the bad locations because they know the area you are looking to rent in.
Plus, you’ll also receive great recommendations from the agent as the agent would know what areas work within your budget, ensuring that you get what you want within a reasonable price tag.
3: Agents See the Listings First:
All listings that go up on multiple listing services (MLS) are first visited by real estate agents. This means that a lot of deals are already snatched up or a lot of offers have already been footed. This gives renters who are looking online, a smaller pool of apartments or houses to look at, as well as a tighter time frame.
4: Apartment Locators Aren’t The Best Option:
Although apartment locators (independent agents) and property rental websites are great for finding an average for what’s currently on the market but they’re not your one-stop real estate solution. The number one reason being is that the property rental websites aren’t going to show you all of the properties that are available.
When it comes to an individual locator, they are only going to show you what they are going to get a commission on and website listings will only show you listings that were paid for. So you get to see only a limited number of properties but when you team up with experienced and reputable real estate agencies, you get a lot of options to choose from.
5: You get great service and professional support
One of the reasons why you should never rent a home without a real estate agent is the kind of service and support you get from them. Helping people rent and buy homes is the primary job of the real estate agents so they’re never going to leave any stone unturned in helping you find your dream home. Along with this, the agents will also help you negotiate on the rent charges, rental terms and the length of the lease.
Rajesh Khanna is a thought writer and content strategist for real estate businesses. He has over 12 years of experience in the content field. His areas of interest include Dubai real estate, property management, flats & villas for rent etc. He is a Hubspot certified content marketing and inbound professional. He has a vision to create millions of opportunities for real estate investment in the coming years.