There are many real estate websites in India but when it comes to search the property, often people get confused which one to try.
Most of the people depend on local real estate agent for buying or renting a property but if you approach the sellers directly through these real estate companies, you can find attractive offers.
You can also save on brokerage charges which is generally 1% to 2% for buying a property & 1 month brokerage for renting a property.
So I decided to write a complete article helping out with your ordeal for property search. Every website has some features that others don’t.
So we tried to give you the unique selling points (USP) of each real estate website. It is up to you to choose a property site for your search according to your needs or preferences.
Top 15 Real Estate Websites
Below you can find the list of the sites with their rank & website link so you can directly jump to your favourite real estate site.
The first real estate website on our top 10 list is 99Acres. This is one of the premier website for buying and selling properties.
It claims to be India’s number one real estate web portal so we ranked it 1st in our list.
Again the USP of 99Acres is resale. This site could offer you a vast enumeration of locations, projects or societies if you want to resale your apartment, a villa or a commercial property.
Their database is quite genuine, at least compared to others. Rest of the features like buying & selling, renting is quite unexceptional.
Second best property site in our list is MagicBricks. This website had quite a meteoric rise in India.
So what is the USP of MagicBricks? Well! According to my experience this particular web portal is designed for buying and renting purposes.
I liked their buying search engine because the results were very satisfying. If you want to rent then also the database is OK. However avoid if you want to resell your house, use others’.
Another thing I like about Magic Bricks is images and detail research that they offer before buying a property.
Nobroker is like dream come true for anyone that wants to buy, sell or lease real estate in India. This website provides direct link between the seller and customer that eliminates brokerage.
In India, brokerage can run fairly high, with buyer and seller each paying about two percent of the transaction value or two month rent.
NoBroker claims it reduces the brokerage burden by a combined Rs.850 million every month on real estate transactions.
With over a million new customers registering on NoBroker every month, it is one of the best real estate websites of India.
IndiaProperty is fourth on our countdown list.
Although I have limited experience with this site but what I found out the site works well if you have to do research about a particular property you want to buy.
The USP of this site is details that it could offer. You can get into details for a particular city and dig up all the information that you need.
Moreover, India Property is also good for people living in smaller cities.
Next on our list is Housing. Web portals like Common Floor, IndiaProperty and Housing are in same league.
The thing I liked about the website is accuracy of their database. Their listing is still genuine and success rate of buying or selling a property is good because of quality of their data.
According to Housing.com their verified listing is over 1 million.
Moreover the web portal also has good reputation if you want to buy (not sell) a property outside India.
NestAway calls itself ‘India’s fastest growing managed home network.’ Rightly so. This website began as startup after four entrepreneurs found it difficult to get suitable accommodations in 2015.
Over the last four years of operations, NestAway has emerged as a property website of choice among women, men and families that need to relocate for employment or business.
Additionally, major companies hiring staff from other locations in India or foreign countries also approach NestAway to find suitable accommodations in all major cities.
I find this website a refreshingly new approach to relocations and finding homes for everyone. Additionally, NestAway also offers a referral program wherein you can earn up to Rs.10,000 cash for referring friends and homeowners to rent rooms or homes from this website.
Next property site is CommonFloor relatively that has gained popularity in no time. Its USP is simple just buying and selling in major top tier cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and other few.
So if you live in 3rd tier cities like Bhopal or Lucknow then you might run into problems with this web portal.
Otherwise the site is pretty mediocre and has nothing special to offer.
Makaan has been there for a while now but still not in the top league. Well a web portal has to have some USP otherwise it won’t exist.
The USP of Makaan is relatively better quality of database compared to others, for few cities like Ahmadabad, Pune and Hyderabad.
The second last that we have included in our top 10 list is PropTiger. The listings are good for only two cities Mumbai and Bangalore.
The USP of Prop Tiger is property listing if you are a NRI. Seriously avoid using this site.
Another real estate website in our list is Sulekha Properties. Why are we saying so? However we have kept this particular site on this position because of quality of database.
Real difference this web portal offers is local property search in your city.
The reason is every real estate web portal caters to properties in main cities like Mumbai, New Delhi etc but here if you live in a small city like Mysore or Nagpur then the site could offer some real deals.
So the USP (unique selling point) of Sulekha Properties is users living in south Indian cities.
If you are looking for a great search engine that lists properties, real estate agents, builders and developers in India to rent or buy a house, visit Nestoria.
This website is a venture by London-based Mitula Group Ltd. Nestoria does not directly sell or lease properties: instead, it provides the vital link between you and homeowners.
Personally, I rate Nestoria among the topmost real estate websites of India for several reasons. You can find very affordable apartments in crowded cities like Mumbai and Delhi at very affordable rates.
Also, you have the option of renting or buying the property either directly from sellers or through a real estate agent.
Give a try to Nestoria if you are looking for great affordable accommodations in any major city of India. In fact, Nestoria, I found, ranks among top websites for professionals relocating to various cities for employment, either alone or with family.
At the first sight, Roomster can daunt anyone. You might find prices in American Dollars and other major currencies or real estate listings in foreign countries.
But do not worry. Roomster is an international real estate website. They list excellent, affordable properties in major Indian cities too.
From Roomster, you can buy, sell or rent a house as well as shared accommodation in the city of your choice. And you can get rates in Indian Rupees, provided you choose that option.
I found their accommodation prices to be very reasonable. Prices for a shared room at prime locations in Mumbai, for example, start from as low as Rs.7,500 per month.
However, the website does not explicitly state whether the contact person is a real estate agent or the homeowner.
A great advantage from Roomster? You can also look for roommates to share your place. This website is ideal for single women and men that want to reduce their accommodation expenses or form a group to rent a house.
Real Estate India is the best website if you are looking at renting, buying or selling houses or commercial property in any corner of India. This company is in business for more than two decades.
Real Estate India has a very comprehensive listing of properties across the country. Their website enables you to search by location and price too.
More than 100,000 prospective customers visit Real Estate India website daily. You can also email your specific requirements for renting or buying a house or commercial property in India.
The company has a team of experts across the country that can help identify the best places for you.
I found Real Estate India to be a very comprehensive and professionally managed real estate website. In fact, their tailor-made services for customers ease the process of hiring or buying and selling property.
14. OLX Homes
OLX ranks among the largest free classifieds websites of India. They list a variety of advertisements for products and services. However, their top viewed section is OLX Homes, a favourite among people across India who wish to buy, sell or rent their real estate.
If you are looking for real estate at any location in India, OLX Homes is an excellent website to try. Another excellent feature of OLX Homes is their listings get updated almost by the minute. This means, you can view countless options before finalizing any deal.
Since this website is free, it gets millions of daily visitors. I found this website very helpful. You can spot ads, contact and finalize deals almost instantly. Most property postings also carry pictures, so you know what to expect.
15. Quikr Homes
Now our list is narrowing down and these web portals starting from Quikr Homes fall in another league. Grab House is number one real estate site for roommates and PG in metro cities.
Grab House is good for only roommate and PG services. If you are living in Mumbai and want a roommate or want to share a flat then GrabHouse is the best.
The USP of this site is if you are looking for roommate or PG services then go to GrabHouse and do NOT go to top 3 or 6 web portals mentioned above.
However never take them seriously when it comes to buying or selling any of your property.
To be honest the last three 8th, 9th and 10th are just for completing the top 10 list. I mean seriously you could avoid going to these web portals.
But anyhow, I will tell you what’s good in them. PropertyWala is only for buying and renting purposes. You can give a shot if you live in Delhi or Mumbai.
So these were top 10 real estate web portals in India for your property search. Visit their website and find out more.