Tired of constant calls from real estate brokers?

What is Broker Buster

Broker buster is a shield and sword against intrusive real estate brokers.
The idea is to provide a constantly updated, free of charge database of UAE real estate brokers. This database can be then used to automatically block spam calls from real estate brokers on your phone or even block their messages on your WhatsApp!

Annoying calls and messages

You are eating breakfast and and your phone buzz? You are watching "Friends" and you are disturbed by the phone? You are taking a nap and you are violently woken up by a phone call? In each case it turns out that you are being called by a real estate broker who you told a month ago not to call anymore? It's time to save your precious time, catch breath and solve this problem once for all. Tête-à-tête moments with your wife will never be disturbed again (at least by the annoying salesman).

Wasted time and pointless discussions

How many times can you say NO? How much time have you wasted on pointless conversations. A real estate broker tests your patience and calls you for the tenth time today? Have you blocked one number and are getting messages and calls from another? Go on the full counterattack and make the troublemaker fall silent forever. Download the database and use it with any supported application and enjoy the silence.

Personal data processing without consent

You ask yourself, how did they get my phone number? Address? Personal information? You wonder if you carelessly consent to have your personal data processed. The sad truth is that you are in their database and there is not much you can do about it, your data are in an infinite loop of copying between real estate agencies. You will never get to the truth, even if ask directly, you will always be fed lies. If they don't give a wooden nickle about your privacy, and you care enough to at least challange them and maybe change something in the future, then you're in the right corner of the internet.

Annoying calls and messages

Wasted time and pointless discussions

Personal data processing without consent

You are eating breakfast and and your phone buzz? You are watching "Friends" and you are disturbed by the phone? You are taking a nap and you are violently woken up by a phone call? In each case it turns out that you are being called by a real estate broker who you told a month ago not to call anymore? It's time to save your precious time, catch breath and solve this problem once for all. Tête-à-tête moments with your wife will never be disturbed again (at least by the annoying salesman).

How many times can you say NO? How much time have you wasted on pointless conversations. A real estate broker tests your patience and calls you for the tenth time today? Have you blocked one number and are getting messages and calls from another? Go on the full counterattack and make the troublemaker fall silent forever. Download the database and use it with any supported application and enjoy the silence.

You ask yourself, how did they get my phone number? Address? Personal information? You wonder if you carelessly consent to have your personal data processed. The sad truth is that you are in their database and there is not much you can do about it, your data are in an infinite loop of copying between real estate agencies. You will never get to the truth from them, even if ask directly, you will always be fed lies. If they don't give a shit about your privacy, and you care enough to at least challange them and maybe change something in the future, then you're in the right corner of the internet.

Broker Buster protects you from:
10 718
agencies
87 346
brokers
138 994
phone numbers

Download for free!

Sample mobile apps supporting our list:

Use our database as you like

You can download our database of troublesome real estate brokers here. Import it into one of the supported apps and enjoy bliss or simply use it in other creative ways. You are free to copy, reproduce or use it in any commercial or noncommercial projects. Basically, do whatever you want and don't worry about updates, the latest version will always be available here!

Download our complete brokers database for free!

Use on mobile

Let's face it, one of the best uses for our database is to use it in one of the compatible mobile apps. A properly configured phone will allow you to enjoy the silence and be sure that if it's already ringing it's only because you allow it.

Get rid of real estate brokers on your phone!

Use with WhatsApp

Automatically block and report troublesome real estate brokers using our WhatsApp Automation Extension. Create your own blacklist of keywords to increase the efficacy of your protection against unwanted messages.

Get rid of real estate brokers on your WhatsApp!

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FAQ

Why are you doing this?

Once I started receiving an average of 10 calls/messages per day from brokers (who seem to know my full details including my address) asking if I want to sell/rent my property, I have decided it is too much and it is time to do something about it. That something is what you are looking at.

But my company is that one and only honest company in the whole UAE that does not call random property owners. Why is my number on the list?

If you do not call random property owners then being on the list shouldn’t be an issue, should it?

How can I remove my phone number from the list?

The list is managed automatically. If your phone number is not used in any real estate listings and is not used to make any real estate related phone calls for a couple of months, it will be automatically removed.

Can I pay to remove my number from the list?

No.

Where did you get my phone number from?

Your number was entered into our system by a previous employee who is no longer working with us. We all know that lie, don’t we? In contrast to the database you use, this one is mostly made with publicly available data. You posted some real estate listing with your phone number - that number is on the list. The only other option is that you called or messaged me.

Why is my personal number on the list?

You used your personal number in relation to a real estate transaction.

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How much does this cost?

It is absolutely free. I have made this as a personal project to shield myself from real estate brokers. As I have done all the work anyway, releasing this service for free comes at no cost to me. If I were to make this a paid service, I would need to provide proper customer care, which I am not interested in doing.

How often is the database updated?

As the database is managed by an automated system, new numbers are added all the time. The downloadable database is updated hourly.

I cannot believe there are 138 994 phone numbers related to real estate brokers in UAE. Are you sure these are correct?

Unfortunately yes. I have been testing this database for few months and so far there was not a single false positive. Also, the sources from which the database is generated basically guarantee that only phone numbers related to real estate brokers, agencies and consultants are included.

I am about to buy or rent a property in the UAE. How do I protect myself from future calls from real estate brokers?

When doing any real estate related transaction, when dealing with any real estate consultant or broker, just get yourself a prepaid SIM and use your new number only for dealing with them (I would suggest to use that number when registering with your new property developer as well). Once done, toss it in the trash and enjoy the peace.

But my broker is that one and only honest one and he/she promised that my phone number will never be sold anywhere!

If your broker promised, then that must be true. If for some unexplainable reason you start receiving phone calls about your new property anyway, you are more than welcome to use Broker Buster to filter them out.

How about my privacy?

Broker Buster only provides a list of real estate brokers phone numbers. As such, I have no access to your mobile phone or your phone calls list. Mobile apps that I suggest use iOS and Android dedicated call blocking modules that make sure that even those mobile apps can’t see who’s calling you. This way, your privacy is always protected.

Which mobile apps can I use?

At this moment the database is provided in formats compatible with following apps:

  • iOS: Begone (free).
  • iOS: BlackList (requires the paid pro version in order to import blacklist)
  • Android: My Blocked
  • Android and iOS: BrokerBlocker (subscription based service, no need to import our database as it is merged into BrokerBlocker own database).
Can I identify broker calls instead of blocking?

Yes, but that depends on the call blocking app you are using. For some apps, there are separate lists, one for only blocking and another one only for identifying callers. For other apps, the behavior might be changed in app settings or during the blacklist import process.

Can I see how many calls were blocked?

On the iPhone, it is not possible, on Android it will probably depend on the app used.

Can you make the blacklist available for another app?

If your call blocking app has a list import/export feature, then of course the database can be prepared in a compatible format. Please contact me at [email protected] and provide a link to the mobile app you would like to have the database for.

Why don’t you have your own mobile app?

As this is a small personal project, I do not see a reason to spend time and money on developing and maintaining multiple mobile apps, especially since there are existing, free apps that do the job.

How is this different from using apps like TrueCaller?

TrueCaller is not good at blocking real estate brokers, as it is a general spam call blocker. On top of that, TrueCaller uploads your whole contact list to their servers, which some people might consider a serious privacy invasion. Apps that I suggest do not do that.

Will the blacklist block all the calls from real estate brokers?

Most, but blocking all the calls is rather unlikely. The blacklist grows at a rate of hundreds of numbers each day, so the detection rate should be improving with time. If any call gets through, please drop me an email to [email protected] with the phone number, real estate agency name and possibly the agent name. If you got messaged on Whatsapp, please attach a screenshot.

Where did brokers get my contact details from?

Ask the broker when you get the next call and enjoy the song of lies. The true answer is hard to find, your details are in their database now and this database will be shared with all real estate agencies into eternity (due to people changing jobs from one real estate agency to another and carrying the database with them).

Is what real estate agents are doing even legal?
What else can I do to reduce the number of calls from real estate brokers?
  • Any call or Whatsapp message you get asking about your property should be reported to Dubai Land Department . If you know the real estate agency name, choose Real Estate Company Violation Complaints and while filing the form choose “Direct marketing and harassment of customers with phone calls and text messages” as the Complaint category. If the real estate agency is unknown, please choose Report Malicious Calls. Dubai Land Department actually cares, fines agents and even forwards some cases to the police. If reporting Whatsapp contact, make sure to attach a screenshot as a proof.
  • You can also report annoying marketing calls to the Department of Economic Development . I am not sure what are the consequences, but I can confirm that they do follow up these complaints.
  • But reporting brokers takes time! Worry not, Broker Buster got you covered - you can use the Broker Buster for Whatsapp browser extension which will automatically fill complaints to Dubai Land Department and Dubai Department of Economic development for you (you can even report calls that happened outside of Whatsapp).
  • If you know anyone else annoyed by real estate brokers, please let them know about Broker Buster. Thank you!
How do I contact you? We would like to do a partnership, interview etc.

By making Broker Buster, I have made myself 87 346 enemies in Dubai. There have already been phishing attempts on me from real estate brokers pretending to be someone else to get my contact details. To protect my privacy and personal security, it is not going to be possible to contact me. While any emails you send to any email addresses mentioned on this page will be read, they will not be replied to.

What is the license of the data, can I use the list in my commercial project?

The data is provided as-is, without any guarantees in terms of quality or accuracy. You are free to copy, reproduce or use it in any commercial or noncommercial projects. Basically, do whatever you want. There is only one rule - the more brokers get blocked, the better.

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