In September a new portal for buying, selling and renting property houza.com was launched in the UAE. With strong backing from leading real estate agencies, houza aims at making property search and selling as simple as possible for the user.
Moreover, houza is the first platform in the UAE to give sellers and landlords direct contact with local community experts to value their homes.
To get a market valuation of a property houza offers homeowners to take three easy steps: (1) find an expert; (2) arrange a home visit (or a remote valuation); and (3) receive the valuation.
By simply entering a neighbourhood, sellers will receive a list of top agencies in their area, then they need to request a valuation from one or multiple agents, which takes just a couple of clicks.
Barry Judge, CEO of houza, explains, ' At houza, we put homeowners in touch with local experts to give them a quick and reliable market appraisal on the value of their property. These experts have their finger on the pulse when it comes to knowing recent sale prices, having sold properties there themselves and working exclusively in the area.' It is really important to have a market appraisal with an experienced agent, who specializes in a certain community and is well versed in the area market trends. This way sellers and landlords have a much higher chance of selling or letting their property in a shorter time period and for a price that they are happy with.
Agencies signed up to the houza network can benefit from the valuation booking tool, too. While sellers get insight into what price they can realistically achieve in the market, houza network agencies have the advantage of more seller leads, who may be looking to buy as well.
The portal boasts support from top consumer-facing agencies in the UAE, such as Allsopp & Allsopp, Betterhomes, Driven Properties, D&B Properties, Espace, etc.