A few years back we had dealers in land or brokers who were simply connecting land and house owners to buyers. They were referred to as "Kayungirizi's" who knew where the land was and could charge a fee for touring the available sites and if you were impressed you could conclude the deal with the owner. The Kayungirizi will have a percentage out of that money.
Today they have associations which register members and are organized to see to it that they do the job to perfection. The problem with this kind of service was that it was all about getting you land or a house and not minding about the surroundings.
Plots through brokers or ''kayungirizis'' for the case could even be slightly cheaper than those in planned areas which seems to be a bargain and a saving in the short run but a pain in the long run. I know of someone who bought a relatively cheap plot and yes he has set up a structure but on opening the sitting room window, all you see outside are stairs to a latrine for the neighbour. It is even made worse when you go to the kitchen where by windows have been permanently closed because the kitchen is right opposite a make shift bathroom.
Planned estates by companies like National Housing and Construction companies, Jomayi and Akright have well planned estates and they are costly but a saving in the long run. Irrespective of where they are you do not have to worry of supermarkets, police stations, hospitals and schools among others.
So if you are thinking of buying that plot or land, it is only wise to take the surroundings into consideration.