Long before the pandemic and even before the RERA reforms, there was a time when the real estate scenario was looked upon with a sense of apprehension and distrust. Quality came at a premium, trusted developers were few and far between, and projects could go on for years without an end in sight. The RERA reforms were instrumental in creating regulations that brought stratification and a sense of discipline in the industry. Buyers could now have the assurance and the legal binding to get a certain standard of quality and class from the developers they decided to put their trust in. Project timelines were being stringently followed, bringing momentum and much needed repute to the industry. Just when these regulatory reforms had become the norm and the property market was seen to be moving towards a promising future, the pandemic changed the game forever.