A real estate agency or broker is a party who acts as an intermediary between sellers and buyers of real estate and attempts to find sellers who wish to sell and buyers who wish to buy. In Pakistan you can easily find one in your area, some years back when there was a boom in real estate business, many people started their agencies but as the time passes, only few are left.
As all other businesses are going online, this agency business also got benefited from today’s technology, as we can see a lot of websites providing services online. Here we are providing short review of some well-known online real estate agencies of Pakistan.
Zameen.com is the winner of best international property portal in the world CNBC Awards 2008. The website theme and basic layout is user friendly and a normal person can easily navigate through the whole website. The search function allows you to find Homes, plots, commercial property, Rentals, agents.
The search criteria is based on city, location, price range, and the date added. Search also allows you to find any recent development project in major cities. This website also provides news relating to property and development authorities in Pakistan as well as international news. You can register free, if you are a commercial firm you can also promote your business by purchasing banner ads space or email marketing.
Kirayadaar.Com is a balanced website that has pretty good amount of data to search from. With an option of Live Support (we didn’t find the admin online, we checked twice), you can search from home page while filtering the price, city, property type and so on. Kirayadaar supports videos and pictures for property available for purchase and/or rental. Home page is pretty informative; it is filled with recent entries’ information down the bottom – plus options to buy, sell or to rent out any property. You can find articles/information regarding major development project of Pakistan.
Bastee.pk is a division of Naseeb Networks; you may have visited Rozee.pk, which is from the same network. Bastee.pk claims to be Pakistan’s top property website. The basic layout of the website is very similar to Rozee.pk. It provides a simple user interface with ability to search for any property based on city, price/rent, and location preferences.
You can view ads or post ads free of cost by making a free account, if you have already an account associated with chabee, you even do not need registration. This website also provides you with the latest news related to property in Pakistan.
The company was founded in 1999 with the objective of providing a R.E portal for the Pakistan Real estate industry and to bring this market online for all the associated sectors and individuals alike. The Company has also established a research department.
The basic layout of the website is not so simple; the dark blend makes it difficult to focus. The basic search function allows you to search based on city, type of property and price. A separate section has been made for investors. The site also provides news section and a discussion forum.
The index page provides links to Information Centre and Real estate encyclopedia, but unfortunately, we found them not working.
The website layout is very simple and comes with green look and feel of being a Pakistani website. You can use simple search on home page, or advance search to find exactly what you are looking for. Sign up is not mandatory so you can view the details of the seller and contact them using different options like phone, email or through website.
If you don’t find your desired property, add it to wish list database. When you post your property for sale, or Wish List it doesn’t just show up on this website. In fact they have a network of websites that will display your property.
Chohan Estate the largest real estate company. They developed their website where you can search homes online or make online inquiries about plots rentals and commercial property. All listings are managed by Chohan estate so, you can’t sign up there, the website also allows you to register for email and SMS based property alerts. This is the traditional estate agency but working online, So you have to pay all commissions and fees.
Apnijaga.com is another simple and user friendly website. Home page allows you to search the property, plot or houses and provides links to listings about buying, selling and rentals, the website also features estimated prices of of plots so you may get an idea what are market rates. The website also features some latest news.