When it all started in 1986, Linda Mahoney was raising two children and managing one of the first real estate firms in Dubai. Her employees were also women, mothers, sisters, daughters, all balancing their family lives and careers in the industry. Today, at Linda's we want to give an opportunity to moms and dads to work in a supportive environment where we can all thrive together. This is our team. This is our family.
Do you want to be a part of our journey?
Founder & Chairman
Linda Mahoney is the founder and chairman of Betterhomes LLC. After growing up in Montreal Canada, she embarked on a career as a nurse. She moved to Dubai in 1981 to set up a surgical clinic, however, after seeing the need to set up a proper estate agency which would help expats in Dubai find a place to live, she left medicine behind after 26 years, and in 1986, Linda established Betterhomes out of her dining room.
Despite being a single mother, she has grown Betterhomes into the leading real estate agency in the UAE.
Understanding the struggles of working mums and dads throughout Dubai, Linda wanted to develop a brand that would help empower these people and make it easier for them to navigate the property market, and hence Linda's was born.
Ryan Mahoney joined the Betterhomes team in 2001, bringing with him prodigious business acumen and natural skill as an entrepreneur, focusing initially on streamlining the processes that drive sales, leasing and property management.
He went to give the business a robust framework for the future by establishing a technology base that would maintain the company's competitive edge in what was fast becoming a dynamic real estate market.
He introduced the regions first real estate customer relationship management system inclusive of inventory transactions and referrals and has continued to spearhead several industry firsts while serving as an active member of the Dubai property industry's development.
Ryan has been instrumental in leading Betterhomes from a small business, through the complexity of the challenging UAE real estate market's highs and lows, into the most significant full-service property agency in the Middle-east.
Group Managing Director
Having graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in law and criminology. Richard began his career in property in 2004 at a top London estate agency. Over the last 15 years, Richard has grown and managed teams in sales leasing, property management and financial services. Richard also spent two years heading up the expansion and acquisition plan of the UK's third-largest estate agency group before taking the position of managing director for London and the home counties, running a network of 40 branches.
Richard joined the Betterhomes family in 2017 as Director of Brokerage, managing sales and leasing for both residential and commercial departments. In January 2019, Richard assumed the position of Managing Director and has overseen the acquisition of Ascot & Co., and the launch of the new commercial brand CRC, and now, the launch of Linda's.
Born in Egypt and raised in the UK, Noa has been a resident of Dubai since 18 years old. She holds a degree in Business Administration and is fluent in both Arabic & English. Noa's background in sales for multi-national companies in the UK and across the Middle East has given her extensive knowledge of the local & international corporate markets.
Starting her real estate career in 2008 in the hype of Dubai's property market, Noa has witnessed the fastest transactions and sailed through the tide during the downturn. Her great understanding of family living, as well as investors' needs, has made her one of the most successful women in the market and won her many awards. She is a great believer in balancing family and career life. Noa has mastered it herself, which lead her to head Linda's Real Estate, a dynamic and driven company inspired by the founder Linda Mahoney who single-handedly started Betterhomes in 1986. Linda's Real Estate offers the same experience to parents to both succeed in career and enjoy family life. Noa, a very keen golfer, lives in Arabian Ranches with her husband and two kids.
Sales & Rental Consultant
Victoria was born and raised in the North East of England. Having spent most of her career in the UK helping families in health, education and social care sectors, she is well equipped with great skills of problem solving, negotiation and managing difficult situations.
Victoria moved to the UAE nearly four years ago with her family and found her passion in Dubai Real Estate. She has successfully helped many families find their new homes and has loved every moment of it. Specialising in Arabian Ranches and Mira, where she resides, Victoria has excellent first hand knowledge of the communities, schools and the surrounding areas.
She thrives on meeting new clients, listening to their requirements and enjoys seeing her clients happily moving into their new homes. Victoria's love for the job and her skills allows her to put her clients at ease. Victoria is very tenacious, works relentlessly and ethically to find the perfect home for you. As a mum of two she is a great advocate for family life in safe communities and has her many clients returning and recommending her for excellent service and attention to details.
Mildred Muniz Curtiss Simoes
Sales & Rental Consultant
Mildred strives to demonstrate the highest level of integrity and commitment in all aspects of her professional life.
Her work experience has been versatile and together with the skills she has gathered Mildred has the knowledge that she can use to make memorable customer experience.
She has lived here for the last 5 years and considered herself a lucky person with an amazing husband and two beautiful children that make her heart full every day. She loves to go out sailing, enjoying the sunsets from the ocean and sharing the moments with her friends. She can say with confidence that she loves Dubai as much as she loves her job!
Vronny Mary Flannelly
Sales & Rental Consultant
Originally from Ireland, Vronny brings over 15 years experience in Real Estate and has been a top achiever consistently. Her attention to detail and ability to truly listen and understand her clients needs has resulted in years of successful transactions and many industry awards.
Vronny's passion and follow through at all times has given her a loyal and very happy client base, all delighted to recommend her. She prides herself on delivering superior customer service at all times. Her greatest gift is a happy client who refers their family and friends as an acknowledgement of her excellent performance.
Having lived in Arabian Ranches for a few years, she now lives in The Sustainable City with her Husband, daughter and two dogs, She has a deep understanding of both communities and is an excellent advocate of the surrounding areas.
If you are looking for an agent with a "Nothing is impossible" attitude, Vronny is the one to contact. She enjoys matching her clients with the perfect home in the best location and all with good humour and a winning attitude.
Sales & Rental Consultant
Marie, originally from the French Riviera, has called Dubai home since 2004. She is passionate about real estate and knows the challenges of the market fluctuations.
She is an Emirates Living specialist but is very particular to Springs and Meadows. She loves these communities and has the pleasure of raising her family there . Marie endeavors to find you the perfect family home here in Emirates Living so you can enjoy the perfect lifestyle the community offers.
Marie speaks French and English. As a customer service she always strives to deliver top notch service to her clients.
Magda is Polish born who lived most of her life in Halifax, Canada. She moved to Dubai over six years ago with her husband and daughter. She spent a significant portion of her career in the hospitality and healthcare industry, in which she found her passion in connecting, collaborating, working, and helping others. Magda holds a bachelor's degree in business management, which equipped her with strong skills to understand the dynamics of a changing industry and economy. Having over 10 years in client relations and administration, along with raising a family, gives her the compassionate ability to understand the changing needs of any client, making her a strong and resourceful problem solver.
Magda is an exciting person who moves through life with passion and a positive attitude. She lives in Dubai with her husband and two wonderful daughters on The Palm Jumeirah. During her time here, she has witnessed many transformations and growth that Dubai has gone through, which made her become far more connected to the city than ever.
Magda specializes in leasing on The Palm Jumeirah, and she would be very excited to listen and help you find your perfect home.
Diana is originally from Melbourne Australia, however her roots stem from Lebanon & Syria. One of her biggest passions is travelling the world which led her to an exciting career in aviation. Diana began her flying career roaming between Australia, Bali, New Zealand & Fiji as a flight attendant. Then followed by another 4 years in Abu Dhabi bringing her to over 40 different countries which made her an expert in understanding different cultures and traditions.
Having over 13+ years in customer service and hospitality brought Diana to make her big move to real estate, a passion she has always possessed. Diana is specialising in Victory Heights & Dubai Hills and is residing only moments away from both estates. She provides reliable and up-to-date information on the area and has great qualities that makes finding your home a smooth and positive experience.
Mandip is from the UK and moved to Dubai in 2009 with her family. Her previous work experience focused on Sales and Marketing in the IT industry. However, a role empowering and supporting women back to work inspired the career switch.
Over the years Mandip has rented properties in The Greens, Dubai Marina and Umm Suqeim. She has always had a passion for real estate, which led her to invest in properties off plan in Town Square and Dubai Hills. Her knowledge of both the rental and buyers' market ensures she understands the requirements and processes to help her clients.
She is enthusiastic, full of energy and believes being organised is key to getting the most out of the day. Her background in customer service has helped her build strong relationships with buyers, sellers and tenants. When she is not working, she appreciates the quality time with her husband, three children and two dogs. If she has any spare time, she enjoys running outdoors or relaxing with a good book.
Mandip understands the importance of community living and specialises in Dubai Hills, where she currently resides, and Victory Heights. If you are looking to lease a property with a dedicated and reliable agent then give her a call.
Carmen is originally from Switzerland and, before moving to Dubai in 2012, lived in London, UK for 12 years.
Prior to real estate, Carmen's background was in Hospitality and Conferences and has many years of experience in connecting and liaising with clients to create successful events.
Carmen currently lives in Emirates Living with her husband and 2 children and looks forward to finding your ideal home in this lush, community neighborhood.
Erica Jane Valles Dsouza
Erica moved to Dubai in 2006 with her family and has been a resident for the last 14 years.
Before moving to Dubai, she worked with Delta Airlines for six years. Keen on learning new languages, she is fluent in English and Hindi and is currently learning Portuguese.
Erica is confident and driven. She prides herself on the extensive research and knowledge that she brings to the table. Her attention to detail, organization skills, combined with her creative ability, allow her to see the potential in the real estate market and provide realistic and holistic advice to clients.
As a homeowner within the Emirates Living area, which she specializes in, she is an invaluable source of knowledge for those looking to move into the community, from local schools, medical centers, to shopping and recreational activities. Having redesigned and renovated her own home, she is able to provide reliable and firsthand advice.
Gurjeet was born and raised in Birmingham, UK, and attended university in London to read Optometry. Having practiced in the healthcare field for over 8 years, she has vast experience in building trustworthy professional relationships, providing guidance, and following through with excellent service, and a perfectionist attitude.
Coming from a business background with multiple residential and commercial properties in London, the Midlands and India, Gurjeet has a keen interest in the global property market. She brings this passion with her to the Dubai real estate market and is helping landlords and tenants with properties in Dubai Hills Estate and Downtown communities.
Gurjeet has been a keen athlete and a very active community youth volunteer, with a focus on positive change, which fits right in with Linda's Real Estate values.
Originally from Estonia, Laura moved to Dubai in 2008 and has a strong and extensive background in the hospitality sector. She is passionate about the environment, animal welfare and living an active lifestyle.
Living in the Springs herself with her two children and a dog, Laura understands the numerous intangible benefits of life in the nature-themed, family-centric neighborhood, with its unrivaled location, community and outdoor leisure facilities.
Representing Emirates Living and welcoming future homeowners, Laura is committed to listening to her clients' needs and utilizing her keen negotiating skills to ensure a successful transition to the city's premier luxury villa communities.
After graduating from university and working as a translator, Luciana decided to follow her dream of travelling the world. She arrived in Dubai from Argentina in 2008 and began an exciting career in aviation which made her a true citizen of the world and an expert in high-end customer service.
Luciana then made the move to Real Estate, a passion that she always had.
Dubai has been Luciana's home for the past thirteen years and it has given her much more than she could have imagined - the happiest memories, lifelong friends, a wonderful family, a dream house of her own. She lives in Arabian Ranches with her Australian husband, two children and a rescue dog. Her children attend the neighbourhood school, she shops in the community mall and she dines at the local restaurants.
She is able to give you first-hand advice to ensure that you find nothing less than your dream home.
Martine El Debs
Martine El Debs, of dual Lebanese and Canadian citizenship, has lived in Dubai nearly all her life. Fluent in English, Arabic and French, Martine is determined to help customers with her punctuality, commitment and passion.
Martine went to university in snowy Montreal where she earned dual degrees in Political Science and Spanish. Having loved her experience, she stayed a few more years to earn her Canadian citizenship before returning to sunny Dubai to raise a family.
Living on the Palm with her teenage son and husband of just under 20 years, clients turn to her when it comes to the Palm and surrounding areas.
“Being walking distance from beaches, gyms, yoga studios, cafés and the Nakheel Mall – living on the Palm has been wonderful for me and my family."
Martine is perfectly suited to serve both, owners and tenants in Dubai's most coveted beachside district.
Mouna has more than 12 years of combined experience in Petroleum services & the real estate Industry. In these competitive market segments, she was responsible for account management, service delivery, business development, closing substantial sales targets, building customer reports and managing client relationships.
Her passion for real estate developed after she moved to the UAE in 2012 while searching for her own place to live, and discovered a unique, diverse and very dynamic market that offers plenty of work opportunities.
Her experience helped her develop strong communication and negotiation skills, coupled with patience, good listening and persistence, this altogether gives her a unique personality to be the perfect person to assist people looking for their new home and fulfill their dreams.
Born and bread in Surrey, UK, Victoria arrived to Dubai in 1995 to work for Emirates International Airlines, where she embarked on a career in aviation spanning 21 years in the region, including 11 years in a VIP organization as a Senior Purser and Cabin Crew Trainer.
Since hanging up her wings in 2016, Victoria has worked as an Event Manager in corporate team building and as a Client Services Manager for a VIP flight catering company.
Having lived in Dubai for over 25 years, and owning her home in Arabian Ranches where she has lived for several years, she is well equipped to advise on the lifestyle and communities that Dubai has to offer.
A self-proclaimed ‘people person', with 30 years' experience in customer service, she is thoroughly enjoying helping Dubai residents in finding their new homes.
In addition, she is also an avid member of the adoption team for a UAE based dog rescue organization and has helped hundreds of rescue dogs find their forever homes.
Professional and business-focused, Andrea started her career in health & fitness, leading her to open her own mobile fitness company and successfully expanding her company within the UK.
Andreas's hobbies include sailing and traveling the world, where she connects with people of different cultures. This lead her to a new career in aviation in UAE's leading airline. With her strong drive to succeed & commitment to customer service excellence, she was able to win numerous awards including lifetime achievement.
Andrea has always admired Real Estate professionals throughout her life and has always been passionate about property, owning a few herself across the world, including Arabian Ranches. Her interpersonal skills have helped her find strong connections within the communities she serves.
Specializing in Arabian Ranches and Damac Hills, Andera looks forward to giving the best service to both landlords/tenants and going above and beyond in finding your dream home. If you are looking to list or rent, give her a call.
Aga, originally from Poland, has been living in Dubai since 2007
She went to a university in Warsaw, where she earned her master degree in Marketing and Management. For the first few years in Dubai Aga worked as a Marketing Executive and in 2013 started her experience with Real Estate. Since that time has been helping clients, neighbors and friends to find their dream homes.
Aga is specializing in Emirates Living and Jumeirah Park, two communities which are always high in demand for their prime location, and all the amenities, such as parks, schools and its close proximity to the beach.
If you are looking to rent or sell your house, Aga would be delighted to assist you through the whole process from start to finish.