Investors Clinic Unveils growth plans, expands operations nationally by setting up offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur

New Delhi, December 21, 2017: Investors Clinic, a Noida-headquartered fastest growing real estate consulting giant, has announced its growth plans to expand business operations nationally by setting up offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur. These markets have shown unprecedented real estate growth in past few years creating huge demand for professional real estate services.

 After its successful operations in Delhi-NCR with impressive growth record of 20% annually in last 10 years, Investors Clinic sees surge in demand for its quality real estate consulting offerings in other markets of the country having immense potential for real estate growth from consulting to buying and selling properties both in residential and commercial projects. The company aims to achieve three-fold growth in next 5 years.

 Speaking on this expansion plan, Honey Katiyal, Founder, Investors Clinic said that, “We see a huge opportunity for consulting services in matured markets like Mumbai and Bangalore and growing market like Jaipur. Our vast expertise and experience in real estate consulting for last 10 years have encouraged us to expand our business operations to these markets and win customer trust. Investors Clinic aims at setting operations in at least 10 new markets in next 5 years and is confident of achieving the same, given its consistent year-on-year growth.”

 Investors Clinic has already partnered with leading developers in these three markets, as part of its expansion plan to establish itself as an emerging player and cater to the growing needs of homebuyers and sellers looking at professional real estate guidance and expertise in today’s highly competitive and complex marketplace.

 Investors Clinic has partnered with pioneer builders like Lodha, Rustomjee, DLF, Godrej, Sobha, Tata, Damac and more as part of its pan-India expansion plans in key cities including Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur and looking at giving a value for money experience to their customers.

About Investors Clinic: Investor’s Clinic is a real estate consulting company serving all over the globe. Investor’s Clinic, a pioneer amongst professional real estate consulting companies in India, has served premier corporate houses in both domestic and international arena. With more than ten years of collective experience in this industry, their expertise is in providing best in class customer service through world class technology, process and response mechanism

Brokers Hunt for Jobs as Slump Hits Realty Sales

NEW DELHI | BANGALORE: Broker in Bangalore bylane has just opened a stationery shop. He has named it ‘Smart Shop’, borrowing the name from the realty brokerage firm that he ran from the same premises until about two months ago. He switched to retail after his property business hit a rough patch following a slump in home sales. About 03-quarters of his revenues came from sale of apartments, the remaining from renting.

“With home sales dropping, it doesn’t make business sense anymore,” he says. It’s the same story in other big cities. In Mumbai, a mid-size broker has set up a small fast food joint to make ends meet. In Nagpur, a real estater has quit the real estate business and set up an ice-cream parlour. Their worries are not unfounded. While the large and established players in the property business have managed to stay, even during the slump, thousands of smaller players like brokers and agents are being forced to look for other jobs.

It also hit lakhs of people employed with such small outfits – each of which hires 5-15 people.With many brokers closing shops or reducing size, these people are out in the market, looking for jobs in sectors such as retail, banking, insurance and call centres. The real estate industry employs about 10 lakh people across the country, the majority in the unorganised sector.

In the first quarter of 2011, home sales dropped 17 per cent in Mumbai, 14 percent in Bangalore and 15 percent in Hyderabad. According to consultant Jones Lang La-Salle, unsold residential units in projects that are complete or are nearing completion in 6-12 months in Mumbai and Delhi-NCR are as high as 25 percent and 16 percent, respectively. In other big cities, including Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata, the numbers range between 12 percent and 19 percent. Sales in tier-II and tier-III cities are steady, though there is some panic due to the increase in interest rates, which have climbed to about 11 percent from 8.25 percent a year ago.

“For smaller brokers, the impact of the current market factors is a lot more compared to the larger brokers,” says the president of the National Association of Realtors India . “Even for our members – who are fairly well-off – business is down 40 percent compared to 2009-10. But the smaller guys are in trouble and are setting up businesses that move on a daily basis. Many I know have asked their employees to look out” Ravindra Bramhe, chairman of the Maharashtra Property Brokers’ Association, says.

For whatever business is left in the market, there are hundreds of agents in queue. For instance, there are pockets on the Noida Expressway, near large projects, where real estate brokers can be seen sitting inside small tents, under the sweltering sun, waiting for business. Those who can’t afford to set up these tents can be seen on the roadside, running after every car that passes by, with brochures and flyers of projects in hand. Industry refers to them as the broker mandi. “All my friends and colleagues are now looking outside real estate before things get worse,” says Chaudhary. Many have returned to the insurance industry and others have found jobs with small call centres. A few have found employment with retail stores.

City Realtors used Brokers to Grab Lands from Farmers

AHMEDABAD: With each unaccounted income disclosures in the recent income-tax raids on four city-based groups, I-T detectives are disclosing newer shady froth of real estate business in the city. I-T officials have found that the raided real estate groups had given so much of freedom to brokers to grab lands from farmers. The property consultants would strike the deal with farmers, mainly to adjust the cash transaction, and realtor would appear only at the time of documentation.

Around 200 I-T detectives had on April 28 carried out a search and survey operation on 60 premises of four city-based groups, three of which are popular realtors, while the fourth group has one of city’s well-known jewelers as key promoter. The I-T officials searched many land brokers attached with the realtors and has got Rs 6 crore black money disclosure from one such broker from whom Rs 20 lakh cash was also captured. The total disclosures in the operation have already touched Rs 66 crore. Still more such disclosures are to come while premises of the fourth group are still sealed as the promoters are out on a trip to Singapore.

I-T officials have already struck gold in the first raid this financial year and have captured Rs 8.3 crore cash from realtors and property consultants. During the search at the jeweler’s premises, the officials found a difference of Rs 60 lakh in the stock officially declared and displayed at the shop. The department is now closing in on different ways evolved by realtors to avoid tax and ground black money. However, city realtors said that employing brokers while dealing with farmers is no new thing, but now these brokers are used to do foggy deals.

“A builder would book a land at the prevailing rate with token money given through brokers. The brokers would keep the farmers hanging and depending on the cash flow of the builder he would go ahead with the deal on his will,” the official said.

The department has earlier already found that the realtors searched used cheque transaction to record cash payments by the buyer against a property.