Until now, investment in a commercial, residential or institutional property is based on the suggestions of friends and family. However, with changing times and options galore, the advice of an expert has become essential. These expert people or companies who help people in making right decisions in buying, selling or leasing property are real estate advisors. They not only help the clients in selling, buying or leasing, but also advise the clients on the pros and cons of investing where and when. They help the clients in making “smart” financial decisions and offer a personalised consultancy. These advisories point out markets and opportunities of the future based on their research and studies. The key to making a successful investment in this case depends largely on the choice of the real estate advisor.
At times, it is confusing between a real estate broker and an advisor. The difference lies in the services offered. Whereas, a broker is limited to the selling, buying or leasing, the real estate advisor goes beyond just buying and selling. An advisor, helps when one need professional assistance with regard to selecting site for new business, preparing a development/ project report/ plan, negotiating financing terms with a lender, restructuring a portfolio to maximize return, property tax assessment etc. They offer their services for a fee, besides the commission on selling, buying or renting.
The information on the top real estate brokers and real estate advisors in India can be found in the list below, which could help in locating nearby local real estate agents and/ or advisors.