[caption id="attachment_46133" align="alignright" width="330"] From left Michael Lahyani, CEO and Founder of propertyfinder.ae, presents The Millennium Club Awards to one of the winning brokerage companies.[/caption]
In recognition of the commitment to stay ahead of the curve, propertyfinder.ae, the UAE's leading property portal, awarded Dubai brokerage firms that generated the highest number of leads in 2013 at a networking evening held at Anantara South Residences in Palm Jumeirah. Designed to celebrate top performance, The Millennium Club Awards saw Smith and Ken Estate Agents grab top spot followed by Better Homes LLC, Prestige Real Estate, Provident Real Estate, Lanhill Real Estate, SPF Realty and Coldwell Banker.
"Leads generated from our website come with all the information agents need to know about requirements of transaction-ready clients such as property type, size, budget and preferred location. This way, agents know exactly what buyers or renters are looking for even before contacting them," said Michael Lahyani, the portal's CEO and Founder.
Since 2007, propertyfinder.ae has focused on building a valuable digital marketplace. Whilst providing consumers with information and insights on properties and neighbourhoods, it also helps brokers build their business by offering best-in-class marketing and lead management tools with accessibility to a wide online audience.
Sponsored by Anantara Residences Dubai The Palm, the event also saw the presentation of the awards to the best performing brokerages. "Sponsoring propertyfinder.ae's networking event, which brought together Dubai's top brokers and industry experts, was the perfect backdrop, allowing us to showcase phase two of our luxury serviced apartments," said Declan McNaughton, Director Of Sales & Marketing - Real Estate.
The portal also hosted the Millennium Club Awards in Abu Dhabi last week. Sponsored by Abu Dhabi Finance, the award was presented to Property Shop Investment for securing the maximum number of leads in 2013. "By highlighting active agents, we hope to encourage other brokerages to build their brand, develop their reputation and win more business. We'll also be stepping up our international presence this year, creating further opportunity for lead generation for our customers," added Lahyani.
About propertyfinder Group of online portals
Established in 2007, propertyfinder.ae, propertyfinder.qa, propertyfinder.eg, propertyfinder.com.lb, propertyfinder.bh and sarouty.ma are the leading group of property portals across the Middle East dedicated to creating the largest real estate community of buyers, sellers, renters, brokers and developers. Available in both English and Arabic, our websites provide visitors with comprehensive search facilities covering residential and commercial properties, real estate news, home advice and buying and selling guides, while agents enjoy access to the region's largest potential audience of property seekers.
Consumer experience is paramount in everything we do and this is reflected in the design, content and navigation of all our portals. Our current traffic statistics show us as a leader in the industry with 900,000 visits and 120,000 enquiries per month. Visits have grown by over 105% in the last 12 months and an impressive 298% in the last two years.
A winner of the 'Dubai SME 100' for the second consecutive cycle, the 2013 SMEinfo 'Online Business of the Year' and the Arabian Business Start-Up 'SME of the Year' titles and the 'Arabia Fast Growth 500' award in 2012 and with a presence in the UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Bahrain and Morocco, the propertyfinder group is one of the fastest growing companies in the region. The Group aims to be in a total of nine countries, with a focus on the GCC and other parts of the Middle East in the coming months.