Dubai has now rolled out a new app, ranking the top brokers working in the emirate.
According to The National, this is an attempt to boost transparency and prevent fraud. It means that buyers and sellers of property can check that property brokers are registered, as well as how many deals they have closed.
The Dubai Land Department (DLD) revealed details of the new app that provides details of all registered property brokers working in the emirate. Dubai Brokers can be downloaded both through Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.
The DLD’s director-general, Sultan bin Mejren, said that brokers were an important link between property buyers and developers. The new app not only provides confirmation of their status, but also ranks the top 100 brokers, although this is based on the number of transactions rather than user ratings.
There are currently 1,050 brokerage firms registered with Dubai’s Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera) and 2,154 individuals.
The top-ranked broker was Heather Tait of Espace Real Estate, who has completed 242 deals since she was initially registered as a broker with the Dubai Land Department in September 2009.