Dubai real estate up 33% in the first five months of 2019

New regulatory laws like permanent residency that favour foreign investment opportunities have opened up Dubai’s real estate market with a bang! The value of real estate transactions in Dubai rose 33 percent to AED 34 billion ($9.26 billion) in the first five months of 2019 according to statistics from the Dubai Land Department. This includes AED 17 billion in commercial properties, land purchasing transactions of AED 14 billion and AED 3 billion for villas. Full article here.

Learn how you can start investing in real estate through Smart Crowd’s innovative crowdfunding platform starting with low amounts of AED 20,000.

Smart Crowd featured on Property Finder’s latest episode with Lynnette Abad

Our CEO Siddiq Farid, sat down with Lynnette Abad, Director of Research and Data for the latest session on Property Finder talks. The discussion focused on how Smart Crowd is changing the landscape for real estate investments making it possible for everyone to build a diversified real estate portfolio.

With low minimum investment amounts starting from AED 20,000, Smart Crowd breaks down a real estate asset into shares enabling investors to get on the property ladder and diversify their portfolio. With a personalized dashboard, investors have full transparency of their investments and its performance. Investors can earn rental income through dividends and build a diversified portfolio.

Watch the full interview to find out how Smart Crowd could be part of your investment portfolio! Special thanks to Property Finder for the coverage.

A new, hassle free way to sell your property

While selling property in Dubai can be a serious headache (check out our previous blog for the rundown on property selling pain points), thankfully, there is now a better way to do so. In addition to providing a regulated platform for crowdfunding property investments, Smart Crowd also provides a reliable, secure and transparent way to sell your property.

Selling your property with Smart Crowd is perhaps the most simple, secure way to sell a property in Dubai. Rather than running around the city to ensure you have all the appropriate paperwork, stamps, forms and sign-offs, sellers with Smart Crowd need only complete our online form, provide the requested documents and leave it to us.

In less than 48 hours, property sellers will receive a notification from Smart Crowd detailing an offer to purchase or declining the property. If an offer is accepted, it will take up to 30 days to secure the funds and close the transaction. While a sale is not 100% guaranteed, our selective criteria, together with a deep understanding of our investors’ appetite, ensures all properties listed on the platform meet key performance indicators. There are no hidden fees or cost to you if a sale is not achieved – what you see is what you get.

Selling your property across the Smart Crowd platform is both secure and transparent. Smart Crowd is the first regulated real estate crowdfunding platform in the MENA region and we follow industry best practices for all of property acquisitions across the platform. Everything is above board and there are never any surprises – through our portal, sellers can see the entire transaction process.

Once your property is on Smart Crowd’s online platform, the listing is available to our pool of active investors who are ready to buy into valuable, profit yielding properties. Smart Crowd has a proven track record of completing property transactions in Dubai. As the property acquisition will be drawing from multiple investors, listing your property with Smart Crowd eliminates the sometimes emotionally volatile process of selling to an individual.

Selling your property is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a headache. Selling your property across Smart Crowd’s platform is seamless, transparent and could result in you closing the transaction in a fraction of the time of traditional property sales, with none of the dreaded pain points of navigating red tape! Find out more at .