We are all familiar with the concept of property exhibitions. They usually take place in big expo centres, involve dozens of exhibitors and welcome thousands of visitors over 2-3 days. So when we at ProPakistani received an invitation from Zameen.com to visit their Open Day Event we were not quite sure how was it different from their famous Expos.
Well what did catch our attention were some statistics from their earlier Open Day Event back in April that bagged 200 deals and offered a total of Rs.50 million worth discounts to the buyers and investors. We had to experience it ourselves so we travelled to Lahore to get a first-hand experience ourselves.
The Zameen Property Open Day Event was held on December 9th and 10th from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. on both days. The event to our growing curiosity was hosted at a local hotel on the happening M.M. Alam Road in Lahore. In first glance what appeared to be a smaller than usual venue unfolded to be a well-planned and customer insight driven decision by Zameen.com.
The Open Day Event was spread across two adjoining halls in a very customer service oriented setting. Expert project sales teams from Zameen.com fully equipped with project presentations, brochures and payment plans were seated throughout the venue to provide consultation to the visitors. However it was only after we started engaging with Zameen.com officials and visitors that we found out the real value of the Open Day Event.
What looked like a small event turned out to be a personalized attention session for visiting families and investors. For one the Open Day only offered selected lucrative properties exclusively marketed and sold by Zameen.com.
Two, the property choices covered geographic preferences covering Islamabad to Lahore and all the way to Gwadar at one place. Three, the property prices and payment plans suited a wide range of budgets encouraging maximum participation. Four, not only did Zameen.com not charge any commission instead discounts confined to the event days were offered to the families and investors confirming deals at the spot.
Five, and perhaps most importantly, the signature transparency across payment plan and project status was openly shared with the visitors. In short, the Open Day Event was truly an ‘Open Door’ Event for families and investors – ranging from novices to experienced – to confidently enter the real estate market and make profitable decisions that were perhaps long pending due to a lack of decision support that only Zameen.com could provide. All this over a cup of hot tea with biscuits and sandwiches.
As the clock ticked we witnessed a flood of visitors arriving at the venue to be surprised with the unique property buying and investment experience. On both the days between 1400-1600 visitors arrived at the event. We would say almost 60-70% of which were families and the rest were individuals or investors.
On inquiring from the visitors we found out that the Open Day Event offered them property holding for as low as Rs.2.5 million for residential apartments and Rs.13 million for villas. Residential plots started with as low as Rs.1 million. Even the widely considered out of reach commercial properties were in grasp of a common investor starting at Rs.1.3 million for plots and shops and offices at Rs.2 million and Rs.2.6 million respectively. The Open Day Event had in-fact turned out to be a walk in paradise for both common families and small scale investors.
The Zameen.com officials and visiting families and investors we spoke to – all agreed on one thing – the event had been tremendously rewarding and one of a kind. Mr. Laeeque Iftikhar, Director Business Development of Zameen.com said, “The Zameen Property Open Day Event essentially brings the best and most affordable property investment and ownership options to our customers.
Customers benefit from having a project comparison under one roof, save time and money in exploring their choice and maximize gains from timely investment. Open Day is all about opening new doors for the masses to lucrative property options nationwide.” A visitor shared his views highlighting the importance of such an event, “This is a very well-managed event and offers great opportunities and information regarding investment in Pakistan””
The CEO of Zameen.com Mr. Zeeshan Ali Khan highlighted the essence of Open Day Events in these words, “Our effort has always been to offer quality property projects to our customers – be it at our Expos or Property Open Day Events. The exclusivity offered by Open Day Events lies in the un-matched discounts, expert advice and above all the transparency and the trust in Zameen.com brand. All these factors combine to lower entry barriers for families and investors desirous of benefitting from the real estate market.”
As must be apparent by now that the event turned out to be a huge success both in numbers and a memorable experience for all the visitors. A total of 250 deals were finalized fetching a total discount of Rs.70 million to the benefit of the visitors. This clearly out performed last time’s results. The exclusive projects that attracted such a tremendous response included the following portfolio:
This project is located in DHA Phase III, and offers both residential and commercial properties spread over fourteen floors. The prime location of this promises the investors and buyers one of the highest returns in the market.
Sheranwala Heights is located adjacent to Izmir Town, only a few minutes’ drive away from Thokar Niaz Baig. It is an ideal place for buyers to raise a family away from the congested city life, and offers good returns for investors.
This project is located in Bahria Orchard right on Raiwind Road and offers properties both for commercial and residential purposes. These include shops, offices, and apartment units. This area seems a little far away from the main city centre but is bound to be the centre of all commercial activity in the coming years because of the closeness of Ring Road, Orange Line Metro Train, and accessibility through Raiwind Road.
These apartments and apartment houses are located on Main Canal Bank Road, and offer one of the highest lifestyle standards in the country. Springs Apartment Homes offers the dream of a lifestyle not provided for by any builders. The community lifestyle here is bound to be one of the most unique ones.
This project is located on Raiwind Road, and is fully equipped to present one of the best avenues for rearing a family. This is because the entire residential scheme provides all the amenities of a good communal lifestyle, sufficient for a life away from the commercial hubs of Lahore.
Highland Resort is nestled in the heart of Margalla Hills, and offers the best opportunity for you to enjoy nature, with all activities of a commercial hub just a few minutes’ drive away. The entire residential complex is designed in such a way so as to provide all the recreational facilities one could want. The expert maintenance staff ensures the upkeep of the place throughout.
This project includes both apartment units and penthouses, and is located right along the Soan River. The complex isn’t far away from the main city and can be easily accessed through the Islamabad Expressway.
Other than this, various amenities, security, and maintenance staff ensure a quality oriented lifestyle to all its residents.
This is going to be one of the most attractive sites for residential schemes in the area. Development work is already underway, and it is expected that these are going to be one the most lucrative projects in the area.
In a nutshell the visit to Zameen Property Open Day Event endorsed the host’s claim of leading innovation in real estate marketing and sales experience for all stakeholders. It further validated the view that our real estate market needs an un-interrupted supply of such events to keep a steady market development pace and ensure maximum outcome.
Zameen.com has already announced that their Property Open Day is a regular feature and new dates will be announced in due time. However the stage is all set for the first quarter of 2018 with the popular Zameen Expo 2018 coming to Karachi in January, Lahore in February and Islamabad in March. Stay tuned to Zameen.com and their FB page to get the latest updates and make the most of your money.