800 Plus small, mid to large consultancies convene for a day of knowledge sharing
Mumbai, 9th June, 2016– Realty Redefined, the leading developer of technology solutions and online products for real estate professionals and QuikrHomes, India’s largest real estate platform and the real estate vertical of Quikr, today commemorated World Brokers Day. The second edition of World Brokers Day felicitated brokers and brought together industry associations and key stakeholders from the real estate industry in a special event.
With over 6-8 lakh brokers in India and this number growing 20-30% y-o-y, brokers form an integral part of the real estate eco-system. Acknowledging their contributions, World Brokers Day provided a platform for knowledge sharing on best practices and the latest technology in the real estate consulting space.
Mayank Vora, Co-Founder of Realty Redefined said, “Our flagship event, World Brokers Day has become a platform that converges technology with the traditional brick and mortar real estate brokers’ model. We see the role of brokers evolving with technology towards customer centricity.”
Elaborating on the importance of brokers, Manish Sinha, Head of QuikrHomes said, “Nearly 60% of the total property sale listings on our platform are by brokers for both commercial and residential properties. While urban consumers have become comfortable with the process of online searches, they still rely on brokers as enablers towards completing the process. When we acquired IRX, it was a step further towards building a truly inclusive real estate marketplace.”
Indian Realty Exchange- IRX is a mobile-first aggregator of real estate broker community. On World Brokers Day, IRX launched the ‘IRX app’, a connectivity platform for real estate professionals that empowers them to expand the network, increase productivity and grow their business.
Industry stalwarts that gathered at the event positively expressed their views about World Brokers Day.
Mr. Vijay Sarathi, President NAR-INDIA, said, “World Brokers Day is a day to recognize welcome, value and understand the Real Estate Brokers fraternity in India. It is a day when some of the biggest names in the real estate broking industry come together to discuss, share, contribute and pave way for the future of this wonderful industry.”
Dhaval Ajmera, Owner/Director, Ajmera Realty & Infra India ltd, said, ‘’We are very glad that initiatives are taken to appreciate the fabulous efforts by Brokers through occasions like the World Brokers Day. This platform truly lives up to its mission of forging a larger network out of individual real estate businesses and introducing them to possibilities that technology presents for their business.’’
Ashwinder Raj Singh, CEO-Residential Services, JLL India commented, “This is a unique initiative to bring together the broker community and recognize the time and effort real estate consultants put in every transaction. This platform is also helping the fraternity to explore and implement high quality standards of servicing clients and providing them need based solutions in line with evolved international markets thereby creating lasting relationships.”