Paranjape Schemes (Construction) Ltd (www.pscl.in)
Do you have any idea? I heard that there is some big event on 19th August at Paranjape Schemes. Mostly at Blue Ridge Hijewadi. It looks quite possible to me. Because, lots of changes - developments are happening in Paranjape Schemes. For example:
1) Now, Paranjape Schemes have redesigned their website at http://pscl.in/
2) You can chat with the expert on their website.
3) Paranjape Schemes is now on Twitter at http://twitter.com/paranjapescheme
4) Of course, on the Facebook too!
To find out about the upcoming event, I even visited Paranjape Schemes' Blue Ridge, near Cognizant, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park - Phase 1, at Hinjewadi Pune 411 057. The receptionist asked me, "Inquiry?"
"Yes! I am Ravi Karandeekar. I write a blog on Pune real estate. I want to know what is the big event on 19th August?," i said.
"What event? I don't have any idea! Would you like to have a coffee?," she said.
Shri Shashank P. Paranjape, Director, Paranjape Schemes (Construction) Ltd (www.pscl.in)
|Shri. Shashank Paranjape, Paranjape Schemes|
While i was enjoying my cup of coffee, suddenly everyone in the reception stood up! Mr. Shashank Paranjape, Director, Paranjape Schemes (Construction) Ltd., had come in the lounge to see-off an important delegation. I let him say bye bye to his guests. As soon as he became free, I asked Mr. Paranjape, "Sir, what's the big event on this 19th August at Blue Ridge?"
"Come on! Let us go to my cabin and talk," Mr. Shashank Paranjape said.
"Ravi, You know? For last 3 - 4 years i am doing a research on this subject. I am going to develop a facility for the families who have - physically and mentally challenged - children," Mr. Shashank Paranjape said, as soon as we entered his cabin. Very passionately Shashank described the need of such facility. When he was describing how these parents suffer and worry about the future of their challenged sons and daughters, his blue eyes were melting. His handsome face was full of care and love. His well built figure started looking soft and gentle.
"You make me nervous. I started feeling as if i am a selfish pig - an insensitive person. I always try to forget - ignore - all the sad things and focus on joy - happiness. And look at you - who has wealth and opportunities to enjoy all luxuries - thinks and cares for old age, seriously unwell old people, and now - you want to develop a facility for these unfortunate families! Why?," I asked Mr. Shashank.
"It's my job! I am "Builder". I provide housing," Shashank said.
"Yes, but these are serious issues. Huge responsibilities. It's not plan - build and - sell business," i said.
"I am not into charity! I develop a business model. Like Athashri. As a builder, i believe, it's my duty to develop housing for the people who have special needs," Shashank Paranjape said.
"Are you going to launch this on 19th?," I asked him and did my duty.
"It's still in the planning stage. I discussed because we are meeting after a long time," Mr. Paranjape said. His secretory told Mr. Paranjape that someone has come, so i took his leave.
Mr. Prasanna Tamaskar, Sales Manager, Blue Ridge Hinjewadi (www.blueridge.in)
|Mr. Prasanna Tamaskar, Blue Ridge Hinjewadi Pune|
When i came back to the reception, receptionist asked me, "Tell me - what is the big event on 19th August at Blue Ridge?"
"Are you making fun of me?," i asked her.
"No. I am as curious as you are," she said.
"Mr. Prasanna Tamaskar, I am sure, will tell me. Can i see him?," i asked.
"Sure," she said and called him. "Prasanna has told you to go and have a look at the site. He will be free by then," receptionist told me.
"Site? Blue Ridge is 140 acres! Is this his way to say 'No - i don't want to meet you?," I asked her and reluctantly went out.
There was not enough sunlight, but i couldn't resist taking photographs of Blue Ridge. Have a look. As usual, i have posted these photos at the end of the blog. I didn't even reach the towers, Prasanna called me. On my way, i noticed that, now, there is only one sample flat - of a 1 BHK Flat. Some activity was going on around that sample flat. But i didn't shoot, because i was in a hurry to meet my old friend, Prasanna Tamaskar.
"What's up? Ravi Karandeekar is in Blue Ridge!," Mr. Prasanna Tamaskar gave me warm welcome.
"What do you think? Because - i couldn't find any place in Hinjewadi which has a clean toilet and offers free coffee - I am here, because - i want to know what is the big event on 19th August at Blue Ridge?," I said.
"On 19 August 2010...," Prasanna turned his monitor and showed me Google search results and said "Events on August 19, 2010 ...Afghanistan: Independence Day....Whyday....World Humanitarian Day..it would be a Tax Free Weekend 2010..,"
"I said in Blue Ridge Hinjewadi....Are you opening bookings of Bungalows in Blue Ridge?," i asked.
"There are only 65 bungalows. We are not going to open bookings. Bungalows is the Directors' privilege!," Prasanna said.
"Prasanna, i take your word. But, i know for sure that something is cooking...," I said.
"Ravi, give up the idea of a big - sensational - happenings. Here at Blue Ridge, my main priority is to keep my sales on an even keel...," said Prasanna and went on describing steady flow of "walk in" visitors on the weekends.
Good number of property buyers come to Blue Ridge with their families. Not only husband - wife - and children but even with important members - relatives - parents - friends whose opinion matters. Generally, they have researched and short listed Blue Ridge. So, sales executives at Blue Ridge don't give them a sales talk. They answer their queries. Sales executives tell you what is available in all 14 towers of Blue Ridge Hinjewadi. Available properties in the budget range of Rs. 40 lakhs (very few) to 125 lakhs. There is no pressure selling. We discuss, said Prasanna, the available 5 BHK, 4 BHK, 3 BHK, 2 BHK Flats. The positive, negative points, doubts and concerns. Possession dates. Payment schedules. No convincing. Only explaining. It is more like a professional business transaction. My property buyer is mature. Generally, salaried persons who's monthly family income is 1.5 to 2.5 lakhs. He has good savings. Looking for not more than 50% home finance. Very less investors. 70 to 80% are from Pune and Mumbai. A few NRIs.
"So, understand that now we don't sell - we serve. If you are not sure, or want to change your decision, no problem. No cancellation charges. We refund all booking amount without cutting. As early as we can," Prasanna said.
"In fact, now, pressure is on us. Challenge is not of booking but delivering. Pressure of giving possession by March 2011. This phenomenon is not limited to Blue Ridge - but the same kind of response you will see in Megapolis and Nanded City Pune! Right?," Prasanna asked me.
"Yes! Now, boys are out of the market! Pune real estate market has become an adult!!," I said.
I admire and believe in Prasanna Tamaskar. I got his point. But, i know that big boys also like to play - so, you can't deny the possibility of some big event on 19th August at Blue Ridge Hinjewadi! Right?
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