Due to reasons ranging from personal, to professional to academic, one often has to make choices like change in place of residence. Considering the magnitude of the decision, one has to gauge over various factors such as- Ideal location within the new city, correct agent/owner, track record, prices, area, age of construction etc. Ideally when it comes to buying/renting or selling a property the dilemma that everyone faces is proper price, a seller doesn’t want to sell at a low price and a buyer doesn’t want to buy at a high price.To carefully look over all these factors by relying on acquaintances located at that location may not give complete knowledge. Also, there is no surety that the information they have is valid and authentic. Getting in touch with brokers is not only expensive but also lacks credibility. They give selective information and may gloss over the information about their own property. They may show properties that yield them maximum commissions. Day on day we have heard about the increased percentage of broker commission, this affects the budget to a great extent and can also proof to be end of losing a lot of money. In places like Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi brokering rates have reach about 30 % of the annual rent of the renting property. Brokers also ensure that the charge the buyer as well as the seller.
At this crossroad, an extremely transparent, user-friendly and credible real estate portal like Housing.com comes to rescue. It has no vested interest with any particular agent/broker. Hence, it gives you correct information. It also ensures that the broker has a clean track-record to protect the website users from frauds and over charging. Housing.com is a Mumbai based property listing startup, recently in news for purchasing domain and a national number for one million dollar. Before housing.com it was housing.co.in. As per a recent interview with the co-founder Advitiya Sharma he believes that they will be able to accomplish the first international target within the next 6 months.Housing.com enables you to compare prices depending upon area (size), locality and gauge the facilities available. One may seek furnished or unfurnished accommodation, and he/she may filter out based on his/preference. The map based search enables the buyer to understand the available conveniences like markets, schools, medical facilities etc. as they form a major part of one’s life. It helps and individual to plan-out everything that can either be a positive point or a negative point while choosing a place to live.
Even for those who want to sell off their property or rent their property, portals provide a direct bridge to reach potential customers without having to pay huge sums of money to brokers by providing property free ads posting. In addition, a broker may push the prospective customer to buy property whose seller pays higher brokerage to the broker. Broker may try to convince the buyer in favor of the property for which he receives greater commission. This behavior is unfair to both the buyer and the sellers who cannot afford to pay exorbitant amounts to the broker. Housing.com helps to portray the details of the selling property in such a way that it gathers all required details under one roof. If a prospect wants any other specific details about the posted property, he can directly contact the seller.
Online real estate portals provide information that is accurate, has been well researched and ensure that brokers/owners provide accurate information to the customers. They act as a steady bridge between sellers and customers and ensure that deal occurs without delay and false information. They ensure that customers contact the owner/broker only if they are pleased with various aspects of the particular property mentioned on the portal, so that their (broker’s, owner’s and customer’s) time doesn’t get wasted.