Guide to sell your property in Dubai

Sell a property in Dubai with the city’s Highest Lead Generator of 2019 and 2020 as awarded by Property Finder – Allsopp & Allsopp.

We will offer you our 12 years worth of knowledge and expertise and be by your side throughout the entire sales process.

We have created a simple step by step guide to selling an apartment or villa in Dubai for the first time to ease the process and put your mind at rest.

Step 1 – Find a reliable broker

It is paramount for you to find an agent who you can trust and build, not only a professional but friendly relationship with. It is so important that you feel you can have an open and honest conversation with your agent.

They will share advice and insight into the Dubai property market and the area you are selling in. They will provide you with market appraisals and show you the prices of properties which have recently sold.

Step 2 – Do your own due diligence

In your mind, you already have a price you are willing to sell at but is this achievable and realistic in the Dubai property market? Jump on property portals and have a real good look around to compare your property to those that have sold in your area. Perhaps it would be helpful to look at similar properties in other areas and see what buyers can get for the sale price you have in mind for your own property. Market price indexes will be sent to you on a monthly basis, so you are aware of what is selling in your area and for what price.

Step 3 – Consider going exclusive

Exclusivity with one Dubai real estate broker ensures your property is marketed with one message and in one specific way. This will avoid the potential of a multitude of differing adverts of your property, some of which can even display a different asking price than you had agreed with your broker.

Step 4 – Marketing

It is so important to declutter your home before the selling process begins. Your property will be professionally photographed, and you want this to be as clean and attractive as possible. If there are any snagging jobs to be done, we will advise that you complete these before the marketing of your property is commenced.

Allsopp & Allsopp put a lot of time and money into the marketing of your property. We can take professional pictures, do 3D tours and selected property video tours which will be boosted on our social media channels. We will conduct dedicated team call out sessions, email and SMS communication with our buyers.

Step 5 – Viewings

Again, make sure your property is in the best condition before a potential buyer comes to view. We advise you to share property highlights with your broker. Tell them what it is that you love about the home! Perhaps it’s the sunset view from the balcony or the sunrise over your garden whilst you’re drinking your morning coffee. Our brokers can relay this message to potential buyers and point out aspects that are not obvious to the naked eye but could be a swaying point for a buyer.

Step 6 – Sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

An MOU is the first stage in the formation of a formal contract. It is a nonbinding agreement between the seller and buyer in Dubai outlining the terms and details of an understanding, including each parties' requirements and responsibilities. Your broker will run through this with you to ensure you are happy to go ahead before moving onto the transfer stage of the sale and make you aware of your requirements and responsibilities.

Step 7 – Sale Progression

The Allsopp & Allsopp in-house sales progression team will be with you every step of the way to ease you through the sale process and make it as seamless as possible from the No Objections Certificate (NOC) from the developer right through to the transfer.  They coordinate between you as a seller, the buyer, the developer and the banks involved and with all the experience they have gathered over the years they are extremely proactive and know the process inside out.  Your sales progressor will make sure all of your documents are in order before beginning the process in order to avoid delays.

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The Passport of the owner/owners, Title Deed and Form A will be required to sell your property. A Form A is a document from RERA which is needed in order to get a Trakheesi number and market your property for sale. This must be signed by both owners if the property is in dual names.

Yes! 2% Marketing by Allsopp & Allsopp is very high. We have the largest marketing budget in real estate in Dubai and as a result, we sell properties at the highest price in the shortest time frame. We attract and register more buyers because of the marketing on key property portals across Dubai. When we instruct a property, we are on the case as much as possible. Brokers, on average will do 15-30 viewings per sale and each viewing could take an hour out of an agent’s day. We work just as hard for the seller as we do for the buyer.

A mortgage discharge fee will apply if a mortgage is outstanding. This fee will be AED 1,605 if the mortgage is conventional. If the mortgage is with Islamic Bank, the mortgage discharge fee will be AED 1,890. These payments will be split between the Dubai Land Department (DLD) and the Developer. A 2% broker fee and an AED 7,500 Sales Progression fee will also apply.

Sales Progression is having a hand-held service through your transaction from MOU signing to transfer of ownership. Your dedicated Sales Progressor will deal with banks, developers, and DLD to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transaction.

No, the Dubai Land Department will only allow payment to be made in the name of the Seller or Sellers as per the Title Deed.

Each case is different and timelines will depend on the certain banks and developers involved in the deal.

On average though a Cash to Cash transaction can take 2-4 weeks, a transaction with a bank for the seller or buyer will take around 6 weeks and a transaction with a bank involved for both buyer and seller will take a minimum of 8 weeks.

A NOC or No Objection Certificate is issued by the developer and is a confirmation to the Seller, Buyer, and Dubai Land Department that the developer is happy for the transfer of ownership to take place and that there is no outstanding liability attached to the property.

This is a process of blocking the property at the Dubai Land Department Trustee Office before settling the Sellers Liability. This process is generally done when there is a Cash Buyer and a Financed Seller.

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