Bayut & Dubizzle Host the First-Ever Stronger Together Awards 2020 To Recognise Top Performers in the Uae Property Market


 The region’s leading websites, Bayut & dubizzle, hosted their first-ever combined property award ceremony to recognise and reward top performing agents and agencies who have consistently delivered impressive performances in a year that had been marked with a lot of unique challenges.

The Bayut & dubizzle Stronger Together Awards, hosted by celebrated radio host Kris Fade, held in a socially distanced event at the Bayut & dubizzle office at Dubai Design District, brought together the four finalists from agencies and agents from Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The event applauded and rewarded the work of Bayut & dubizzle’s partners in the property vertical, while adhering to prevailing social distancing guidelines issued by the government. The winners from Abu Dhabi however were announced over Zoom for the convenience of agencies and agents residing in Abu Dhabi.

The award premiere recognised high performing brokers and brokerages from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and included specific categories to celebrate the best performing agencies, agents and SMEs in 2020. Sharing their excitement on winning this exclusive recognition from two of the most well-known and respected brands in the region, the winners of the Bayut & dubizzle Agency of the Year award in Dubai the Managing Directors of Haus & Haus, James Perry, Simon Baker and Luke Remington attributed their win to the hard work of the team and the positive work culture. 

James Perry also looked back on the last year and highlighted the importance of such a recognition in the face of the unprecedented challenges that the industry faced: “It’s great to be recognised. If we look at what happened last year, I think I can confidently say that it’s an amazing feeling to be here and receive this recognition,”

“Any accolade that acknowledges the hard work of our agents and our agency is incredibly special. So thank you Bayut & dubizzle for recognising us with this fabulous award!”

Commenting on Bayut & dubizzle’s role in their success, Luke Remington, further elaborated and said: “Every product and service that Bayut & dubizzle offer are so very helpful to our team members, but I think the real game changer is TruCheckTM. To be able to show our clientele that the properties we advertise are authentic and available gives us that edge and helps us build trust. While we are incredibly happy to win this award, we know there is still work to be done. So we will continue to work hard, leverage the technology offered by both Bayut & dubizzle and make sure we are back here next year, taking home the title again!”

The Bayut & dubizzle Stronger Together Awards 2020 also showcased the homegrown brands’ steadfast commitment to supporting the real estate fraternity in the UAE. In 2020, when the industry was faced with unprecedented challenges following the impact of COVID-19 mobility restrictions, both the brands extended relief schemes for their partners. Bayut offered its services free-of-charge for two months to its existing partners, and extended support to agencies across the UAE who were not registered partners, in the form of free listings on the portal, which helped to generate over 18.5M impressions and 65,000 leads for their properties.

Highlighting the importance of working closely with partners and staying focussed on the common goal of elevating the real estate market in the UAE, Haider Ali Khan, the CEO of Bayut & dubizzle and the Head of EMPG MENA said: “We have always been a company that works very closely with our agency partners. Their success is our priority and our foremost aim is to become their trusted partners, facilitating them with advanced solutions that simplifies processes and adds value to their business. Property agents and agencies play a crucial role in the UAE’s real estate market. They are the people who talk directly to potential buyers, sellers and tenants, so we firmly believe that it is very important to recognise and reward their hard work.“

Commenting on the methodology used to recognise their partners, Haider Ali Khan added: “To honour our deserving partners and their hard working team members, we came up with a very comprehensive criteria, which included various metrics, including the commitment to advertising accurate, available properties using TruCheck, and ensuring that end-users benefit from additional information by attaching relevant Floor Plans and so on. We also looked at the feedback from customers to make this an entirely merit based process,”

“It’s no small feat to stand out from a list of over 1700+ agencies who are advertising on Bayut & dubizzle, so to us, every finalist for this award is a winner. And we will continue to do everything in our power to create more success stories and provide more growth opportunities to our partners and their agents.“

Congratulations to all the winners of Bayut & dubizzle’s first-ever Stronger Together Awards 2020!