Hitesh Bhaktani from Driven Properties handles many responsibilities such as client visits and property inspections, property maintenance and appraisals, to name a few. Discover why he scooped up the Outstanding Agent Award for Dubai.
Congratulations! Tell our audience about your latest achievement, which is why you won this month’s Outstanding Agent Award for Dubai.
I believe I won the Outstanding Agent Award because I took a huge risk and decided to relocate my family in order to focus on my area of expertise, Dubai Hills Estate, and to be a true Community Expert (as listed on Property Finder) by having an insider’s perspective on the community. I’m thrilled to receive this award and I’m glad the risk I took has paid off with positive results.
I made a commitment to be a Community Expert and completed 12 sales transactions in Dubai Hills, besides two off-plan sales in Emaar Beachfront and one villa sale in The Meadows in a 30-day period. Moving to Dubai Hills was key to my approach to being a Community Expert in order to provide:
– 100 percent flexibility at all hours
– Insider product knowledge
– Provide the highest level of customer service
It was a hard decision initially as we all know moving is not so easy, especially with a family including my 20-month-old son. I asked myself and consulted my wife: ‘Is it worth moving our family to focus on the area?’ Given my track record from last month, I can say that I am happy to have taken this risk and done 12 transactions, of which 90 percent was completed in Dubai Hills Estate.
I could not have done this without:
- Taking the decision to move to my area of expertise (flexibility)
- The support of the company providing advertising support (generating leads)
- The platform of Property Finder as a Community Expert (exposure)
- My hard work and determination, sacrificing family time and being available 24/7
Tell our audience THREE things that set you apart from other agents and why they should call YOU when looking for a property in Dubai?
- FLEXIBILITY – What sets me apart from other agents is living in the area I specialise in. I offer full flexibility to view apartments and villas even after working hours and can provide honest insider product knowledge due to living in Dubai Hills. I know the best aspects of the community and have a deep and comprehensive understanding of the entire development.
- POSITIVE ATTITUDE – I adopt a “stay positive, persistent and patient” attitude. I believe following these three steps is very important in our industry to understand and meet the client’s requirements along with understanding our fellow agents.
- EXPERIENCE – I am experienced in my area of expertise which is Dubai Hills Estate, having sold many units when they were launched off-plan. It’s exciting to see the community come to life. I also have experience of more than 14 years in the real estate market.
What is the ONE piece of advice you’d give to agents who are new in the market or are struggling to close deals?
My advice to new agents is to stay dedicated and focused. Despite the naysayers’ claims of the “market being down”, there are many opportunities out there for those who put in hard work. There will always be buyers and sellers despite the market sentiment. It’s your dedication to your job and a commitment to consistency that will bring results.
How long have you been listing with Property Finder? What are the THREE key benefits you see from being Property Finder’s client? As an agent, how do you use them to your advantage?
I have been listing with Property Finder since the day it was launched, and it has provided successful, high quality leads.
Three benefits from being a property finder client:
- EXPOSURE – The exposure I receive from being listed as a “Community Expert” brings me high quality leads which also boosts my adverts to the top of the page. This makes a big difference in getting inquiries.
- QUALITY CONTROL – Listing with Property Finder brings a valuable reputation for high quality adverts and thorough quality control. This ensures maximum protection for clients and also for agents to communicate with each other on genuine, verified listings.
- REPUTATION – Property Finder is the undisputed number 1 portal in the UAE property market to generate leads for agents which, in return, brings in more business.
What does winning the Outstanding Agent Award mean to you, and why would you recommend others to enter the contest?
Winning the Outstanding Agent Award keeps me motivated. I have won two times now. It keeps me striving to achieve more and more and keeps up the positive energy.
I would recommend all other agents to apply for this Award. It gives you that boost mentally and I am sure your company will appreciate your efforts. Appreciation makes a big difference and I am blessed to work for Driven Properties where my colleagues admire my efforts. The Award also boosts your profile on all social media platforms and helps you generate more leads from future clients.
Do you have what it takes to be our next Outstanding Agent Winner? Go to propertyfinder.ae/league to apply.