Meet Maria, known to her family and friends as “Marhou” she is originally from the Philippines. She was sponsored by her husband and moved to Dubai way back in 2005. Soon enough, the couple brought their daughter and son to live and study in the UAE.
With a medical background after earning her bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Maria never imagined being in the sales field. As an Investment Consultant in Foreign Currency Trading at the age of 20, Maria ventured to other areas such as pre-need plans and insurance, fund management, retail, among others, until such time she moved to Dubai.
Maria’s first employment in Dubai was in the travel and tourism sector, where she had the privilege to enjoy different excursions in Dubai such as Desert Safari, Hatta Tour, Dhow Cruise, City Tours. It was then when she realized the need for short-term letting accommodation, as she usually offered hotels to clients after assisting them with visa and air ticket requirements. It was around January 2007 when she officially started her career in short-term lettings. She has acquired skills and experience throughout the years, climbed her way up and advanced her career with all the accolades she got for the contributions she made in short-term lettings.
As a Holiday Home Specialist and Head of Short-Term Lettings at Allsopp & Allsopp, clients can expect nothing but Maria’s commitment to deliver exemplary customer service to both landlords and guests. Known to her peers as a reliable team member, she exudes professionalism and dedication. Her passion for her job and knowledge in the industry made her a trustworthy expert in the Holiday Home sector, as she is now. As busy as she can get, she regularly goes to the beach on weekends for her “alone time” and gets recharged. Her guilty pleasures include watching movies and tv series with caramel popcorn on the side.