More than just a real estate firm, Espace holds its clients’ hand from start to finish. Particularly good for expats who are new to the UAE, this company helps with property admin and maintenance too. Espace can help with DEWA connection, Ejari registration, mortgages, and is even willing to hang your paintings up for you. Awarded Dubai’s Best Brokerage Service, Espace is a company you should scribble onto your list if you’re looking to relocate soon.
Bored of having to drive to external offices, coffee houses and freelance cafes, I decided to take an ambitious leap and move into an apartment with a separate office space. I didn’t want to be shelling out rents for a two-bedroom apartment, but didn’t want to compromise by working off the couch in my living room. I decided to assign this sticky task to Espace, and they passed the test! This real estate company is a key player in the local property market, so its expensive charges were worth every single penny. Here’s the low-down on my experience with its services.
Given its popular reputation in Dubai, I expected to queue for hours before scoring a few moments with Espace. That’s exactly what happened. I couldn’t get through to the company, on my first attempt. I was told to expect a call back within a few days. More than a few days later, an estate agent got in touch with me. After inquiring about my requirements and the areas I was eyeballing, a handful of viewings were arranged and we took off from there.
My estate agent notified me that Espace doesn’t have a commission charge. Despite this, my agent’s determination to find me the perfect property didn’t wane. He was extremely communicative throughout the entire process, and didn’t hide any information from me.
Speed of service
My project was a tricky one, so I decided to assess the quality of Espace’s service based on how it handled the situation. As a self-employed professional, I was on the hunt for an apartment that came with an office space. By that, I don’t mean a sun-kissed space in the bedroom or a little enclave in the living room. I wanted a thick boundary between work and play, but didn’t want to leave my doorstep and work from an external office. Espace’s estate agent didn’t even flinch when I mentioned my requirement, clearly used to Dubai’s rising freelance population. It took him less than 24 hours to revert to me with possible options in the area I was looking for.
After reviewing a few apartments in JLT, I finally found a winner. My office would be housed in the apartment’s “maid’s quarters”. These spaces can usually only accommodate a single bed and wardrobe. But this spacious room felt like I was flying first-class on an airplane. There was more than enough room to stretch my legs, file my paperwork, and welcome my cats.