HABiKONS, with its iconic branding and smart, functional office, stands out as a modern and vibrant real estate agency providing a myriad of property buying, selling and rental solutions in Gibraltar. HABiKONS work closely with significant businesses, including the gaming industry, and their state of the art property portal empowers their clients to address various property needs with innovative online solutions. We thought it would be good to catch up with Noelle Aldorino, HABiKONS Office and Property Manager, to discuss the realities of opening an office in Gibraltar and providing a breath of fresh air in this competitive industry.

What attributes do HABiKONS have that sets them apart in the real estate industry?

What drives us is our customers. We utilise a customer-driven approach with efficiency. We have a plan, and we stick to the program. At the start of each day, the team meet up to discuss timelines, deadlines, and we all have our daily tasks and goals. Starting each day with a focus motivates us to deliver on those promises we make to our clients.

We are fortunate to have a trustworthy and loyal team; we all know the process, our responsibilities so that our clients can rest assured that we can meet their expectations.

How do you manage to grow in such a competitive industry?

Firstly, we never underestimate the importance of SEO marketing in the real estate industry. Our website is developed in such a way to ensure maximum reach to customers wanting to buy, sell or rent properties. When we designed the website, we didn’t want a general website, but a professional site with a focus on pleasant aesthetics and functionalities, easy to navigate, quality content and distinct images. The feedback has been positive, with visitors repeatedly returning to the site to check out our regular features, dynamic content and fresh new properties.

Secondly, as a business, we stay proactive in the community. In Gibraltar, for example, there are so many opportunities to build our network with several business organisations, including the Federation of Small Businesses and Women in Business. The chances to meet key players from the same industry and related trades and businesses are unlimited, and this crucial aspect of networking and getting introductions is fundamental to HABiKONS. We ensure we know our industry inside out, we do our research and keep abreast of every aspect of the local market in terms of property development, valuations, supply and demand. Having an in-depth knowledge of our market ensures we retain our expertise to provide strategic advice to our clients.

What would you say is the most rewarding component of the real estate industry?

Supporting our clients, especially those looking to relocate to Gibraltar. We proudly present ourselves as leaders in the field due to our knowledge of the real estate industry, coupled with excellent people skills. As already mentioned, we remain fully committed as a customer-driven business by putting the focus on problem-solving for our clients to ensure they get the best possible service.

What are your expectations for Gibraltar’s housing market since COVID-19?

We remain optimistic that we are going to have a flood of buyers and a healthy future for real estate for Gibraltar’s property marketplace. Gibraltar boasts one of the most favourable locations for families, individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs with its envious tax benefits, quality of life, travel infrastructure, agreeable climate, beaches, and amenities. For this reason, the buyers are still out there as we are receiving many enquiries, with sellers wanting to sell. So the plan is to continue through this period by creating interest via the HABiKONS website and growing our inventory of housing and matching sellers with vetted buyers. In addition, construction continues, along with the excitement of luxury new properties in the pipeline from esteemed property developers in Gibraltar, especially The Reserve, Midtown and Quay 31.

You could say that HABiKONS offers the perfect solution for all your real estate needs. If you are considering putting your property on the market or if you are relocating to Gibraltar and looking for that perfect piece of real estate, HABiKONS is more than ready to help you.

Drop them a message or give them a call, full details on their website www.habikons.com.

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