Market for real estate services, in the sense that we are used and who uses it now, is under serious threat of collapse. Told BIZ.liga.net vice-president of the Union real estate professionals Anatoly Topal.
According to him, now in Kiev are about 250-300 companies providing services in real estate (real estate agencies, real estate companies, etc.). Also works 23 - 25 thousand natural person (private entrepreneurs, etc.).
For comparison, in 2008 in Kiev had about 1200 - 1300 companies providing services in real estate (real estate agencies, real estate companies, etc.). Just worked 18 - 20 thousand natural person (owner-driver, etc.).
Anatoly Topal said that this year the market turned out a lot of young companies that describe themselves as brokers and offer a whole new level of service. "First, they take money from sellers, not buyers, and secondly, they have quite a different mentality and ways of working. I will not judge: it is better or worse - they are just different" - said the expert.