- Posted March 20, 2014 by
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Closing sales in Pakistan’s Property market: A piece of delicious cake!
Living in Pakistan is one of the easiest things you can do, even if you have mediocre earnings as per the international standards. Things which are particularly expensive and hard to get in countries like USA are almost free here and I am talking about food here, mind you! Though the taxes apply on everything you buy, a grilled chicken cheese steak can be relished in just $4 and that includes fires and drink!
About the real estate, things are always affluent. If you are amicable and social enough with some good skills in sales, you can become an excellent real estate broker. For rapid sales you can utilise the services of online property portals like Zameen.com, my personal favourite because of good response, and off you are with 1% commission from both sides! Besides the property prices here are on par with those of Dubai, especially if you compare them with properties of populated cities like Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.
My experience in Lahore as a real estate brokers is amazing. Despite the usual sales pitch and rebuttals, I find people here surprisingly patient and all ears. That is particularly useful if there is someone to listen to all you have to say with a smile on their face, something my wife used to do a long, long time ago. So what happens when they hear all you have to say? The respond kindly and tell you that they will inform you after consulting with their families. The best thing is they do get back to you and with a bit of persuasion and some slight pushes here and there you can successfully close a profitable sale.
Working as a real estate agent in Pakistan has made me realise the huge scope of business this country holds. People don’t just buy property here as residencies, they buy properties as a security of their children’s future and sometimes as dowry! Now these two things are rarely found in other countries across the globe and that is precisely where I make most of my cash.
Life in Pakistan is easy and everything happens with the slightest push in the right direction. You can take off for months and visit the lands of untamed beauty, which are located in the northern areas of Pakistan, for a perfect vacation. I think I would never move away from this country, so tell me how’s your business going?