Thursday, 23 June 2011

A fairytale story of a journey through seven seas

And then a great thing in my life was going to India’ is a famous quote by American Artist Beatrice Wood. The same can be said about the experience of Agata Kisicia, Polish born, British bred wife of an NRI entrepreneur. Agata’s love story with India began in 2005 with her 1st visit to India. And her 1st night stay was at the famous Satya Sai Baba Ashram in Puttaparthy. And from then on her love for India just grew and grew.
As she famously quoted ‘Being married to a son of India is a natural complement of my being in this country. My heart is very much in this country, even though I remain a Westerner.’
So mesmerised was Agata that she decided to spend some time every year in this beautiful country. The 1st thing she did after that was to look for a house to buy in India.Her search online resulted in just plain disappointments. The housing market in India was disjointed with no real information available. What baffled her was that a country with the 2nd largest population in the world had no portal with pictures of properties in it!!!!After months of hitting the road looking for houses, Agata just gave up.
                                         It was on her 2nd trip to India in 2006 that Agata decided to relook for houses to buy.So determined was she that she viewed 500 properties before she found her dream house.It was then that she decided that she would never let this happen to any other person who loved this country and wanted to build a house of dreams here.And the rest as they say is history.
Agata came up with a brilliant idea of a property portal with pictures in India. Even before its launch the portal has attracted a staggering 3000 agents and 10000 properties.At its current rate it is sure to go to the record books soon after the launch as the fastest growing property portal in the World. And the name of the portal sums up Agata’s thoughts: Home Sweet Home.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Indian property portals

Hi everybody.Just was looking at the property portals in India.Magicbricks looks to be the best,although 99 acres seems to be catching up.No  big International player in the market,which is a surprise,considering the size of the Indian market.Property business seems to be very fragmented and disjointed here.