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Qatar – Finding Property to Buy

Popular Estate Agencies

  • Engel & Völkers: A global real estate company with a presence in Qatar, offering luxury properties for sale and rent.
  • Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL): A professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate, with offices in Qatar.
  • Savills: An international real estate agency with a Qatar branch, offering a range of properties for sale and rent.
  • Hamptons International: An international estate agency with a Qatar branch, offering a wide range of properties for sale and rent.

Qualifications and Licenses

Estate agents in Qatar must be licensed by the Ministry of Justice and be a member of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). They are required to have a diploma in real estate or a related field and pass an exam.

Breakdown of Estate Agent Fees

Estate agent fees in Qatar typically range from 2-5% of the sale price of the property. These fees are usually split between the buyer and seller, with the seller usually paying a slightly higher percentage.

Other Resources for Property in Qatar

  • Qatar Living: A website for expats in Qatar, featuring a property section with listings for apartments, villas and commercial properties for rent and sale.
  • Zillow Qatar: Online platform for real estate listings in Qatar
  • Rightmove: An international property website with listings for properties in Qatar.
  • Gulf Times: A newspaper in Qatar with a property section featuring listings for properties for sale and rent.

Buyer’s Agent

The Use of a Buyer’s Agent is not very common in Qatar. However, if a buyer chooses to use one, they should ensure that the agent is licensed and registered with RERA.

Organisations for Foreign Property Buyers


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  • Qatar Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA): The government body responsible for regulating the real estate sector in Qatar. They provide information and guidance to foreign property buyers.
  • Qatar Chamber of Commerce: The government body responsible for promoting and protecting the interests of the business community in Qatar. They provide information and guidance to foreign property buyers.
  • Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA): The government body responsible for promoting and developing the financial sector in Qatar. They provide information and guidance to foreign property buyers.


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