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Abdul has been in the property industry for over 18 years. Accredited by both National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). He is ‘Our Man’ responsible for studying the most recent legislation and for the up keep of our exemplary accreditations. He is the complete professional when it comes to selling homes and is very passionate about correcting the negative reputation surrounding estate agents, through his own work ethics. In 2013, Abdul was chosen from all the estate agents in Newham, by the National Landlords Association, to represent the agent view, in a panel debate on local housing. He epitomises the traditional ‘community estate agent’ because he believes no one can provide a better service than a local, who lives in the area. Abdul fulfilled a dream in 2011 by taking over the premises of a previous estate agency, from whom his father purchased their family home 35 years previously!
Iqubal and Abdul have been best friends since they met at Hartley Primary School in East Ham. They have been inseparable since; they thrive working together and share a healthy ethos of being ethical in every business transaction and enjoy resolving day to day challenges. Iqubal has been helping people buy and sell homes for over 20 years. He has managed two different corporate estate agencies, is very well known within the industry where his reputation precedes himself. Iqubal has appeared on the famous televised series of ‘Homes under the Hammer’ and is always on hand to offer you a sales valuation and provide his expertise, all “free of charge”. His invaluable tips to maximise the price for your home could save you thousands of pounds. When he gets the time, Iqubal loves to watch his beloved Arsenal Football team and is also a handy goalkeeper himself!
Imran | Associate Partner
‘The Man with the Golden Touch’! This is the standard banter we have in the office. Is it luck or is it his astute negotiating skill? We will let you decide. Over the years, he has converted the highest ratio of buyers who went on to purchase the property, from the least number of viewings, when compared to his colleagues. He joined ARQ homes in 2010 and has excelled in sales ever since. He has just recently managed to agree introducer rights for a cash buyer to buy another 50 properties in Newham, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge by March 2021! In times of Covid-19 uncertainty, he has never been so busy ‘wheeling-n-dealing’! If you have a purpose built flat for sale, then call him today! His charisma, charm and honesty will guarantee to win you over!
Ali | Branch Manager
Ali’s methodical approach to coordinating sales has earned him the respect of all our Sellers and Buyers over the years. His attention to detail is outstanding. People find him so easy to talk to and he is often working until late to make himself more available to clients. Year in, year out, he has received the highest number of customer satisfaction reviews! His penchant for delivering a high-quality service has increased the number of recommendations we have received in the last few years. There is not much more to say except that our clients love him! Ali is also a car fanatic and likes nothing better than to check out classic vehicles online, in the hope of one day driving around in one!
Rafiq | Lettings Manager
Joined us on a work experience programme back in 2012 and has remained with us ever since! He made an impression right from the onset through his quick learning and over the years has come on leaps- and-bounds. He is a man on a mission with excellent knowledge of both Sales and Lettings. Nothing seems to faze him when faced with challenging sales or rentals, which is important when dealing with the stresses of meeting targets and ‘moving home’ deadlines. He provides invaluable advice on ‘Buy to let’ purchases due his hands-on experience with ‘Rent guarantee’ Schemes, so deals with our ‘Portfolio Buyers’. When not helping people secure homes, he enjoys spending time with his two children and taking them to play over the local Central Park.
Hamad | Tenancies Manager
‘The final piece in our jigsaw’. Hamad joined us in 2017 after specialising in block management for 8 years. In his quest to work in property sales he researched local estate agents and after reading our brilliant reviews, he chose to join ARQ Homes over other companies. Trained personally by Abdul in Sales and Lettings, he is the newest member of team. Again, another all-rounder which is a key theme amongst our experienced staff; he oversees the ‘Helping Tenancies Department’. Hamad loves his work so much, that he is often in six days a week making sure tenant and landlord needs are met! In his spare time Hamad, loves working out and spending time at the local gym.
Ahmed | Accounts Officer
Ahmed is another born and bred lad from East Ham who also went to Langdon Secondary School. He comes with a wealth of experience having spent most of his professional career in the banking industry. Having worked for some of the top banks in the city Ahmed decided to apply his accounting and administration expertise to our expanding rent collection team. Well known for his community and charity work, Ahmed is active in youth and local projects, from organising events for the local kids to raising awareness of issues affecting Newham residents. Ahmed’s a fierce competitor and still plays football at least once a week!
Sabah | Administrator
Sabah joined ARQ Homes in 2011. She is Abdul’s niece who he recruited due to her administration experience. Her primary role is ensuring all monies are paid correctly and on time to Landlords. Over the last 9 years she has reported a 97%-99% payments on time rate. No doubt this is unheard off in lettings which in recent years has become notorious in being associated with rental arrears. Amidst the Covid Sabah actively liaised between landlords and tenants to set up payment solutions in difficult times. She proudly can say every tenant is paying their rent and with 5-star ratings for her account’s division.