U.A.E.-based online classified site Dubizzle.com has introduced a verification feature to authenticate the genuineness of real estate listings and completeness of their documentation.

Claiming the TruCheck badge for a listing by the agent is a two-step process, according to the company’s blogpost.

In the first step, an in-house team verifies property documents, valuation, photographs and other details before assigning a checked badge to the listing. Next, the agent has to provide accurate property photos in line with criteria.

“Once the photos are uploaded, our team validates them along with all the information provided by the agent. Listings with accurate and authentic information get a TruCheck badge which also confirms the availability of the advertised property,” wrote the company.

This is the second trust-building feature introduced by Dubizzle in recent times. In November, sellers and buyers were allowed to earn a verified badge following the general marketplace’s move, along with its fellow property website Bayut, to remove unauthorized property listings.

Emerging Markets Property Group owns the two brands in addition to other classified sites and marketplaces in the region, including Pakistan-based real estate marketplace Zameen.com. IMENA-owned OpenSooq.com is Dubizzle’s main competitor.

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