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INTERNET | Internet Software & Services / Real Estate
propertyfinder.ae

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Founded Year

2007

Stage

Series B - II | Alive

Total Raised

$140M

Valuation

$0000 

Last Raised

$120M | 3 yrs ago

About Property Finder

Property Finder is a middle eastern property portal that features homes in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The portal features more than 50,000 listings and boasts 16 million property views per month.

Property Finder Headquarter Location

1505 Shatha Tower Dubai Media City

Dubai,

United Arab Emirates

+971 4 556 0300

Latest Property Finder News

Property Finder Awards 2021: Celebrating excellence

Aug 15, 2021

What is your reaction to winning the Property Finder Award? I think it’s really important. Everyone in the industry recognises that Property Finder does a great awards ceremony and that it’s very objective. There have been years where we obviously haven’t been in the winning position and we have recognised that we have to go back, reassess and work harder to make ourselves a better company. Everybody – whether they win or lose, or come second or third, know that the decision is objective and not subjective. There are various different points obviously that the judging panel looks at and we just try to make sure that from one year to the next we get better. When we put in so much work taking the feedback from previous years and then get the win, it’s really encouraging for everyone in the team. With the real estate sector picking up, how is Espace ensuring that it stands out? We are trying to diversify our revenue stream – so for example we have set up a mortgage division to vertically integrate that business. We’re also trying to make the business look better from the front end. We’re doing a big project to renew our website, which should be completed in a couple of months. We are also looking at improving our CRM system – we have been working on it since the start of the year and are changing the way it looks and making it more intelligent and more predictive by putting artificial intelligence behind the system. So, when we roll that out in a couple of months along with the website, we’ll have two really big improvements within the business. One is the front end, how we look from the outside and the other is the main tool that makes us successful as a business in terms of the operations, connecting all the brokers and making that marketplace really efficient. We’ve got about 130 people in the business in total, out of which about 90 of them are brokers across leasing and sales. What are your plans ahead? We’ve set up a team at Downtown Dubai and they have done really well. They have added a huge amount of value to the company and sold some great properties. We also are now spending more time focusing on the luxury sector. We always did luxury – we have sold some great properties in communities like Emirates Hills over the last 10 years. But now there’s more of a focus going into luxury, so we have a dedicated team, and we have meetings on a weekly basis discussing luxury real estate. And since the market has picked up, we’ve sold a lot of properties – including some of the highest value properties in Dubai in recent years – and it’s making a big difference to how we operate. Louise Heatley What does winning the Property Finder Award mean to you? I think it’s a benchmark, a goal and something to strive for. To be recognised by all of your peers – who are amazing and have great reputations – that’s something else. For us, 2020 in particular was a hard and challenging year. It’s great when you’re on a wave riding high, but when things are tough and challenges are there, just to actually put it all out and do different things and strive and work [is a big achievement]. The staff stepped up and you want the award for them. I am so proud of them and they really impressed me. We are always saying the ‘Exclusive Links family’, and they were that, they really had each other’s backs. So winning the award in 2020 was just the icing on the cake, it couldn’t have been better to thank the staff for everything they had done. As the property sector improves, how is Exclusive Links ensuring that it stands out? It’s not just about what happened last year – you always have to strive to think outside of the box and be innovative. We are doing a lot with changing and revamping our website and we’re revamping our CRM systems to be able to help with more lead management for the agents. [This will help us] automate some processes and help the agents be more productive. We also increased our Property Finder package now that growth is there. We utilise the community topspot in Dubai Marina because that’s where one of our strengths is – we have a shop there and it’s a great marketing tool for us as listings are extremely hard for the staff at the moment. We also introduced Louise’s Lounge, our property talk show. We’re always saying to our agents, push yourselves, push your boundaries and go on videos. You have to sell yourself, the company and Dubai, property is just the last thing that you need to worry about. So we are doing introductions and personal sales pitches on videos. What we want to do is to emphasise that Exclusive Links is about personalities – we always say ‘people, profit and personality’. We do it once a month and I’m enjoying it. Ameen Al Qudsi Why is winning the award so important for Nationwide? The team at Nationwide has worked tirelessly to provide our clients with high-quality services despite the challenges that have been caused by Covid-19. We believe that it is commendable and worthy of an accolade. How are you looking to upgrade and expand your operations? It has been a good year for us at Nationwide with over Dhs1m worth of sales recorded in the last year. Although it has been a challenging time, we strive to turn a crisis into an opportunity. The company has also continued growing as we have increased our staff, despite some competitors in the market downsizing their operations. We have never stopped our efforts in engaging potential clients through marketing campaigns on our website and social media pages. This has helped us capture significant sales deals. Due to the pandemic, there has been a shift in consumer behaviour. Residents have shifted from apartments to villas since many have been working from home and are looking for more space and amenities such as a garden and an office space. Our focus has shifted more to selling villa units to satisfy this new trend. We have expanded our operations into Dubai and Al Ain and our offices are serving a new clientele in these cities and engaging with stakeholders for investment opportunities. With the upcoming Expo 2020, there has been a growth of more than 10 per cent in the economy and a rise in the development infrastructure and related projects. As a result, the real estate sector has grown substantially and we at Nationwide are committed to meeting this need. Also, as we prepare to hit the international market, Nationwide has begun engaging with international investors and encouraging them to purchase property in the UAE for move-in or investment opportunities. Neema Kataria

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