I was relocating to Gurgaon in Feb 07. Even in this information age , my peers told me there is no way you can get an house in Gurgaon without a broker.. THis brought me in ludicrous characters.. While atop a bike with one such.. The broker told me ..that entire village in Gurgaon has become Property broker.. WE smoke .. hang around near societies and make cool 10 to 15 k per deal.. There is no money easier than this.. we earn from our brain..
Even when I found out that the owner of the flat was a fellow Air Force Officer, he refused to deal with me without broker.. The broker didnt let me have a word with owner.. I forked our 35K to him and another 10 k as advance and the experience was like nightmare ..
I moved in and found that the fucker had done nothing to make the house liveable..
The tenure with this louse was over and I decided to move to Pune.. Here the greed was even more unsurmountrable.. The bastards here ask for 2 months rent as brokerage.. Just imaginne 30K of your hard earned money these suckers want to swindle ..just because you are in IT and are pid well..
With almost 20 days of struggle through websites and contacts finally I managed to get a row house of 3 BR for 12K as rent.. and am happy that I didnt pay any broker.. I wish other fellow professional in IT field folllow this lead, surf their intranet and make this profession of Property btroking redundant.. Its Peer to Peer and TEchnology that should stay and nothing else..
WE as info powered individuals owe it to our profession