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Top 10 Real Estate Agencies in Dubai: The Ultimate Guide

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Buying property in Dubai is straightforward in comparison to many other countries in the region, and in Asia. You’ll find a big number of local and foreign owned agencies, ready to cater buyers.

But you rarely come across sites with summarized information about the top agents, a reason why I wrote this article, where I list top agents operating in Dubai. Let’s have a look.

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The agents are listed in a random order.

1. Allsopp & Allsopp

Allsopp & Allsopp was founded in Dubai in 2008, within a decade, they evolved into one of the best real estate agencies in Dubai. They’re currently considered as a market leader and had the highest percentage of sales in 2017. They also rank as the number one company in terms of sales transfers, according to the Dubai Land Department.

The company was founded by the British Allsopp family, with a goal to introduce a British-based agency model in UAE. The company has several English and Arabic speaking directors along with other multilingual staff.

Lewis Allsopp and Carl Allsopp are the founders of Allsopp & Allsopp, where Lewis acts as CEO, while Carl act as the group’s Managing Director.

In 2009, they were certified as a 9001: 2008 company, and in the same year, they became a member of the National Association of Realtors.

In 2012, they established another office in Dubai along with a sister company, In-House Mortgage Services.

Allsopp & Allsopp won more than 20 awards in the last few years that include:

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Koh Samui: A Complete Guide

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Koh Samui is one of the most visited islands in Thailand, with its breathtaking sceneries and quality of life offered, some people even decide to relocate here.

You can find many real estate agencies that are managed by foreigners in Koh Samui, this is beneficial as they understand what regulations you need to cope with as a foreigner. You’ll also reduce a lot of hurdles with communication issues, as you speak the same language.

However, it’s not easy to find summarized information about the most popular agencies. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I present some of the biggest and most reputable agents.

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The real estate agents are listed in a random order.

1. Koh Samui Properties

Koh Samui Properties was established almost two decades ago and is one of the biggest and oldest real estate agencies in Koh Samui. What makes them unique is their diverse and multilingual staff, mostly expatriates.

The agency is headed by Harry B. Bonning, who is an expatriate and a British national working in Thailand. He has 40 years of experience in real estate and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor. Harry has lived in Thailand since 2001 and a deep knowledge of the local real estate market.

Before moving to Thailand and starting his own company, he worked as a General Manager of the Emirates Property Investment Company in the UAE.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Bali: The Ultimate Guide

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Bali is one of the most visited resort islands in the world, even if Indonesian property regulations aren’t the most favorable to foreigners, many investors decide to buy properties here.

Despite its size, you can find a number of real estate agents in Bali, owned by locals and foreigners, but you rarely find summarized information about the agents. Therefore, I decided to write this article where I list some of the biggest and most popular real estate agencies in Bali.

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The real estate agents are listed in a random order.

1. Ray White

Ray White is a leader in the Indonesian housing market. Founded in 1902 in Queensland, Australia, Ray White has expanded worldwide over the years. However, the group still remains family-owned and has passed on its leadership to the third generation leaders: Brian White and Paul White.

Brian White joined the company in 1962 after completing an economics degree in Queensland University and took over as the managing director in 1976. Prior joining the family business, his brother, Paul White worked in rural Queensland running cattle and grain property. He is now responsible for Ray White Rural for rural properties. The fourth generation leaders also serve on the board of directors.

In 2004, the Bali office was open in Kuta and now has 20 staffs. They cooperate with several developers to market their properties, such as The Rich Prada, TAUM Aston Seminyak, Legian Nirwana, New Kuta Condotel, and others.

In 2015, Ray White Kuta won the Favorite Bali Property Agency award from Rumah123.com.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Jakarta: The Ultimate Guide

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Jakarta is the capital and economic powerhouse of Indonesia, even if regulations are not as favorable to foreigners compared to other countries in the region, many investors want to explore the opportunities to invest here.

Most international real estate companies have established offices here, you can also find local agencies that are ready to help both locals and foreigners. Finding a reputable real estate agent is the key to minimize risks when you buy property in a developing country in Indonesia. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest and most popular agencies in Jakarta.

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The real estate agents are listed in a random order.

1. Brighton Indonesia

Brighton has grown much since its inception in 2011, starting with one office and 20 professionals, the company currently has more than 1200 agents working in 20 different offices, all over Indonesia. It’s a franchise company with presence in Jakarta and a number of other cities.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Manila: A Complete Guide

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Metro Manila is huge in terms of population and size, to many people’s surprise, Manila just make up a small part of this metropolitan area. With a rapidly growing economy, foreigners and especially Chinese investors are pouring in to buy properties.

You’ll be able to find most of the multinational and a number of local real estate agencies, who are ready to cater both locals and foreigners. It’s not rare that people buy a multiple amount of properties (referred to as bulk purchases), to compensate for lower rental yields.

In this article I list some of the top real estate agencies you can find in Metro Manila.

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The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Indonesia: The Definitive Guide

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Indonesia is the most populous and the richest country in Southeast Asia. The country is predicted to become an economic powerhouse in the future and has a rapidly growing middle class.

However, regulations are still not favorable to foreigners, but the government won’t have any other options than to change these, if Indonesia is to compete with other countries in the region. Once it does, the property market is expected to boom. Many foreigners, especially the Chinese, have understood this and decided to enter the market in an early stage.

You can find many international but also local real estate agencies in the country, especially in the capital Jakarta. But it’s not easy to find summarized information about the companies. Therefore I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest and most popular real estate agencies in Indonesia. Let’s have a look.

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The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

1. JLL Indonesia

JLL, also known as Jones Lang LaSalle, is a leading global brand and Fortune 500 company based in the United States. The company has a presence in 80 countries and currently employs around 80,000 people in 300 offices across the globe. It’s also one of the largest real estate agencies in Asia with 32,000 employees and 83 offices in 16 countries.

JLL is ranked as the second largest real estate agency in the world after CBRE Group, in terms of annual revenue. The head office of JLL Indonesia is situated in Jakarta and with two additional offices in Bali and Surabaya.

So who’s heading JLL Indonesia?

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Korea: The Ultimate Guide

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Korea is an economic powerhouse in the Asian region and attracts a number of foreigners who are expats, wish to either settle down here or just want to invest in properties. Even in many locals decide to not go through real estate agents when buying property, it’s the only option available for many foreigners.

Most of the international real estate agencies have opened offices in Korea since years back, but you’ll also find local agencies who should be of interest. In this article I will explain about some of the biggest and most reputable agencies in Korea.

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The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

1. Colliers International Korea

Founded in 1898 in Canada, originally named as Macaulay Nicolls Maitland, the company merged with an Australian property services company, Colliers, in order to expand their operation to a global level. They currently have 396 offices with more than 15,000 employees in 69 countries.

Under the lead of the CEO- John McLernon, Colliers International’s office in Korea is situated in Seoul with roughly 20 employees. The management team consists of a group of Korean nationals. In 2016, they won Best Overall Advisor & Consultant Award in Asia awarded by Euromoney Real estate Awards.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in the Philippines: A Complete Guide

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The Philippines grows fast and I often get calls from people who have either bought or are interested in buying properties there. You’ll be able to find a number of real estate agencies, both international and local, who help foreigners to find properties.

It’s not easy to find summarized information about their management, what properties and services that they provide, what achievements they’ve made over the years and more.

Therefore, I’ve written this article where I present some of the most popular real estate agencies in the Philippines. Let’s have a look.

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The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

1. Marsh Real Estate Agency

Marsh Real Estate Agency was founded in 2007 and is run by Rossanna (Anna) Marie Nisperos (currently serving as Owner & CEO) and Douglas (Doug) J. Marsh (acting as COO and Managing Director).

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Include both commercial and residential real estate, for example:

  • Condos
  • Apartments
  • Houses
  • Office space

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Siem Reap: A Complete Guide

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Siem reap is the gateway to one of the most visited temples in the world, Angkor Wat. The tourism industry thrives, naturally, this affects the real estate market positively. Siem Reap is also famous for having more villas and land available compared to the capital, Phnom Penh. Prices are lower on average as well.

The number of real estate agencies is slightly higher than Sihanoukville, most of the multinational companies have decided to set up head offices in Phnom Penh, but still cater foreigners who wish to buy properties in Siem Reap.

In this article I list some of the biggest and most popular real estate agencies in Siem Reap.

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The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

1. IPS

IPS is an established brand in Cambodia, they’ve managed to set up a strong local presence with a good mix of both local nationals and foreigners. The management consists of Australians and the company is headed by David Murphy in 2009,

David Murphy founded IPS in 2009 and serves as the company’s managing director. The management consists of mostly Australians, but there’s a mixture of both foreigners and local nationals in the company. David has a long history in real estate and previously managed a hotel for several years.

The company focus much on expats and foreigners and have staff capable of speaking English, French and more. Unfortunately, they don’t have any local branch in Sihanoukville, but cater foreigners from their offices in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Sihanoukville: A Complete Guide

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Sihanoukville becomes increasingly more popular among foreigners and has seen big increases in property prices over the years. If you look for real estate agents, you won’t find as many options as in Phnom Penh. Still, many of the agents in Phnom Penh can help you to find properties in Sihanoukville.

In this article, I list some of the most popular real estate agencies who help locals and foreigners to buy properties in Sihanoukville.
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The real estate agencies are listed in a random order. Some of the below listed real estate agencies have their head offices in Phnom Penh, but help foreigners to buy property in Sihanoukville.

1. CBRE

CBRE is one of the largest real estate agencies in the world and was originally founded in the United States. The company has tens of thousands of employees worldwide, naturally, they have also set up an office in a growing market like Cambodia’s.

Unfortunately, CBRE doesn’t have any remote office in Sihanoukville, as the head office is located in Phnom Penh, opened in 2007. But they help foreigners with a number of property services in the city.

CBRE has a number of reputable clients in the country, for example, the Embassy of Korea, PWC, KLM and Nokia.

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