If you were to look for flats in Bengaluru as recently as a decade ago, options other than physical visits of potential property were almost non-existent.
You’d either have had to rely on a friend or an acquaintance’s extended connections (which often yielded no useful results), or get help from unruly brokers who’d rob a huge chunk of money off your bank account as “brokerage fees”.
Fast forward to 2016, and your options are near endless; most of them involve your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, and a few google searches.
Thanks to the revolutionary start-up boom in this city, there are a huge number of websites and mobile applications available today that help you find your dream flat without a broker.
Headquartered in Hyderabad and spurred by the brilliant handiwork of a brilliant workforce of just 20 people, easytolet.in is committed to making the lives of countless young Indians easier.
This startup works by compiling a list of all the to-let houses in over 100+ cities across 24 states in India. All you need to do is enter the webpage and fiddle with the dropdowns; you literally get results within seconds.
One interesting aspect of this site is that it lets you contact the house owners directly through the website, meaning that you save time on pointless face-to-face dealing; another is the very attractive no brokerage feature.
“Look Up”, says the company tagline. And that’s all you need to do: look up housing options (all within an affordable range that you specify) and find the perfect house. Your search here is aided by numerous handy filters such as available rooms, a neat child-friendliness index, lifestyle ratings, and area-based pricing, which club together to give you one of the most informative (yet fun) house hunting experiences ever.
Another bonus when you choose housing.com: you get high-quality pictures of spaces, which can help speed up your decision-making process.
Founded by Rahul Yadav in 2012 with backing from several angel investors, housing.com has seen exponential growth in just 4 years and has captured the imaginations of a growing number of people with a never-seen-before, interactive product.
Zenify is one of the latest entrants in the real estate scene in India, and caters to prospective tenants in the garden city, Bangalore. Equipped with an easy-to-use layout and design, this startup acts as an intermediary between you and the landlord, and helps cut down on the endless hours of formalities.
All you’d have to do is choose from the listings on their site and book them online for a site visit, and if you happen to like it, sign off on the deal. What’s remarkable here is that even as a renter, you can simply entrust Zenify with the entire process and simply sit back and wait for the rent to get debited; this startup makes life easier for both parties!
“You Are Home, No Darr Find Ghar.” A tagline commonfloor.com lives and breathes by, apparently.
Available both as a smartphone application and as a website, commonfloor is one of the oldest online real estate startups in India. Whatever you are looking for, sell, rent, or lease flats, commonfloor can help reach the right buyer.
Launched in 2007, this company now has an impressive inventory, with listings spanning all 29 states and 7 union territories and a wide range of price ranges. Finding your next house just got easier with commonfloor.
Recently, this company also came up with a revolutionary, next-gen feature called the ‘Commonfloor Retina’ which involves your smartphone and a virtual reality headset to provide you a virtual tour of some of the famous housing projects all over the country
Finding the right house can be the difference between a good life and a great life, you can achieve this with the help of these well-known startups.