Call 91 98600 44110 for free home delivery!"Ravi, i have come from LA with only your mobile number in my purse," she said.
"Oh! Great!! Madhuri, is it you?," i asked very confidently. But before i could ask, "How is Ram?", the caller said, "I am Pam. Pramila!"
"Hello Pam! Why did you take trouble to fly down to Pune? We could have met at Vegas," i was not sure about her identity or intention. But for sure, i was not ready for one more fight with my wife.
We were just recovering from a fight over an unexpected guest who dropped in and settled down in my father's vacant bedroom in my flat which i use as my home office.
My wife took some time to accept that it was not about sharing a bedroom but my guest's interference in her kitchen irritated her. Certainly, my considerate guest agreed to spend more time in her bedroom, which was my home office, and focused on inspiring me.
"Ravi, very funny. I have come here to buy a property. My husband is planing to retire in a couple of years and settle down in Pune. So get down to business and suggest me some good properties," Pam said.
"Oh! Pam, my dear reader from LA!! How exciting!!," i thanked Pam and we went on talking about Pune real estate market. As i have done with my US readers in the last couple of months.
Welcome to Pune real estate market!In the month of December - January talking to my visiting US readers has become practically my part time job. But in February number of visitors have come down to only one per day. I certainly missed you all. I am not sure how much i was useful to you but for your convenience, i am going to follow your request and start accepting payments by cheque. In coming years, we have to be more generous to all those Indians returning from US. Should't we?
However, i was very much sure that last NRI has gone back to US, until yesterday evening, i visited Samrajya, second phase of Pethkar Projects' Balwantpuram at Shivtirthnagar, my neighborhood, on Paud road in Kothrud.
Kothrud - last sanctuary:From my first post on the launch of Samrajya, NRIs from all over the world has visited the blog but nobody has called me to talk about Pethkar Project's Balwantpuram. I somehow knew that no Punekar or Mumbaikar needs my advice to book in any project in Kothrud. Kothrud has become last sanctuary of Pune. Which not at all resembles in looks but gives you the familiar feel of being in Pune.
Pethkar House Factory:I don't look at Samrajya as a real estate consultant and blogger but only as a neighbor. I admire it more than take a critical look. Initially, i was happy about Samrajya because it was one of the few townships, which has all modern amenities like swimming pool and clubhouse, in the old developed part of Pune.
But recently, i have started admiring Pethkar Projects' Samrajya for it's investments in systems and construction facilities.
Pethkar Projects have big plot of land. Even after constructing 72 flats in Ornate Park + 275 flats in Shefalika Heights + 224 flats in the first phase of Samrajya, Pethkar Projects has enough land to construct more than 375 flats and more in the next phases.
I enjoy taking a walk on the road which divides Balwantpuram into 2 parts.
On one side of this road, there is a completed 1st phase of Samrajya, in which families are already living and the 2nd phase which is under construction.
On the other side of the road are upcoming 3rd and 4th phases of Samrajya, where at the moment, Pethkar Projects have their steel yard, workers camp, concrete mixing unit and other facilities.
Besides this infrastructure, what i enjoy most is watching and talking to Pethkar Projects busy engineering staff and always smiling salespersons in their brand new sales office.
When i take a walk and see this infrastructure, i feel as if i am visiting some industrial manufacturing facility. Which is a rare feeling. Because, generally, construction site, small or big, looks like a traveling circus. Make do, functional, temporary arrangement.
Denver Maharashtra Mandal:I was telling you about what happened yesterday evening. While taking a walk and looking at the second phase of Samrajya, i saw a family in the under construction building. One gentleman, must be the member of that family, was standing out side the sales office, playing with his kid as a dutiful father.
Nowadays, i get very excited even if i see a single property buyer at any site. But to avoid a disappointment, i always assume that they have already booked their flat and are at site only to discuss the changes or to argue about delayed possession.
So after saying hello and all, i asked him whether he has come for "the changes" in his flat or to see the progress of the work. He said that he has come for booking a flat! "Booking! From where?," i asked him. "Denver!" he said. "I see." i said as if Denver is near Peru Gate. I took his leave because my free talk time limit of 5 minutes was almost over and i went into the sales office of Samrajya.
Obama ki Jai Ho!"Congrats Swati! When other builders are renting out their properties, you have customers eager to book at Samrajya!" i tried my best to cheer her up. "Booking? See, we have done couple of agreements today. All are NRIs. In a hurry to go back!," Swati, experienced real estate salesperson and marketing manager of Samrajya told me very proudly.
"This must be the last NRI in Pune," i said. "Or may be the first out of 1 lakh returning Indians!," she said. "Obama ki jai ho!," i added to her.
Do you peep into the kitchen of the restaurant?How do you decide to book a flat? Is visiting sample flat enough for you to make up your mind? Do you take trouble to find out construction facilities and the process of the project in which you are planning to book? How do keep yourself updated about the progress of the construction if you are not in town?
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