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Break from Brokerage –possible!?

Mar 10, 2017

Looking for a 1BHK flat on rent in Pune without brokerage? Which is more troublesome, to find a 1BHK or the brokerage?

Well,the hardest pinch on the Pocket when one is relocating to a new place is always the word in bold “Brokerage”. One always makes provisions of all kinds before actually moving. Provision not only for the seen but also for the unseen contingencies consciously. But for some reason when it comes to paying an extra bit for facilities or services like commissions of varied kinds we hesitate but still bare it, it being nominal amounts. However, when it comes to a brokerage hell breaks loose! And why not? It’s certainly not a meagre amount; it’s a huge chunk, when you are already paying the deposit, rent, maintenance and a whole lot of other expenses which are a mandate. So does that mean that brokerage is not a mandate?

Not too long ago the housing deals be it renting or outright purchases could not be thought of without a broker. Sure but times are changing so let’s see if it is really possible to do away with brokerage or not.

  • Friends/social contacts: this still remains the first option if you have someone you know who lives in the city you are moving to. And in a place like Pune that is still a little away from saturation friends or family or any other social contact can help you find a place through direct contacts. All it takes is to spread a word in their social circle that someone is looking for a 1 bhk flat on rent in Pune without brokerage since they are starting a new life and expenses are high.
  • Online sites: We sure are moving in to a world of digitalisation. With online portals life has become so easy, one cannot imagine. You no longer need to be in the city initially to find a home. Information on the location, eat out places, schools, colleges, connectivity everything you can think of is available on the web. Initiate your search online through varied sites purely dedicated to housing deals. There are umpteen number of filters on each site to help you narrow down your search. Here you will also find a lot of others too who want to avoid brokerage. So, you do end up getting direct contacts. Even if you try and put “1 bhk flat on rent in Pune without brokerage” in a search engine you will find a lot of sites with options like these and more. Though a lot of people are still sceptical about using the online sites, there is no harm in trying it. Nothing to lose, because final decisions are generally taken by personally meeting and visiting the place right!
  • Company portals: Well this is another option which proves good for someone looking to rent out or someone looking to rent a property. Good option to check with a colleague working here in case of a transfer or ask the HR who has hired you, if the company has a portal which could help you find a house. Companies have started creating these portals to make life easy for employees working round the clock and in odd hours. Request someone to post your requirement on their portal and you will be surprised how this helps you. Give your contact details and the offers will pour in. A good option to avoid brokerage again.

The above pointers should come handy for anyone finding a home in Pune and wants to give it a shot to completely avoid the Brokerage so not required.

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