With many brokers in Dubai's struggling real estate market forced to close, resulting in an upturn in sales for the ones that remain, propertyfinder.ae has said.

In publishing its latest sales and rental statistics for August, Marcello Sambartolo, head of marketing, said the downturn in the property market was now having a positive impact on some of the brokers who were still trading.

He also said another reason for the slight improvement was the closing of the margin between the buyer's and seller's ideal price.