New Delhi: The number of properties listed on the National List of Real Estate Agents (NRLA) has increased from 10,000 in June to more than 27,000 properties in the first week of September.
As of Thursday, NRLA had listed 10,500 properties, which was an increase of 6,000 from the same day last year.
The number had jumped to 30,000 by Friday.
The NRLa has also announced that it has closed about 5,000 cases of illegal listing.
The total number of cases filed by NRLAs is about 1,700.
The NRLs main function is to collect data on real estate agents and brokers in the state.
However, there are a lot of cases of people who do not get the money they need, said P K Venkatachalam, a senior advocate at the Supreme Court, adding that many are forced to sell the properties without even getting a written confirmation from the agent.
The state government has set up a task force to deal with illegal listings.
This includes investigating and removing agents who do it, said Vinod Bhaskar, the state director of the National Property Listing Board (NPLB).
The government is also monitoring more than 50 brokers and agents and is working to remove them from the market, he added.
Real estate agents in the capital, New Delhi, have been hit by the same problem.
“There is a lot going on but people are not being asked,” said an agent in a luxury property complex in New Delhi.