Need a house? Here Are The 7 Startups That Can Find You One

Need to relocate to a new locality or a new city? And tension grips at the very first thought. Not to mention the highly priced but awfully maintained places, broker's cut (typically month or month-and-half at times), the upfront payment (in few cities sometimes for the whole year), the owner's priority rules for tenants. Here are some of the startups that offer a more elegant way to make way through all the fuss.


In an era of Housing, Lookup and CommonFloor, there are many local groups and hubs dedicated to broker-free home search but still most of them are not promosing enough, nor are they trustworthy. For anybody coming from a different city, it's highly unlikey you will like to go far to such resources. But good news, many newly funded startups have come up and changed this scenario drastically which offer a wide collection of homes starting from a quite reasonable range. Bye Bye broker for good! Though the inventory may or may not be so diverse but save yourself from all the hassle and have a look at the websites and app. Read on..the 7 amazing startups in the real-estate space.

1. Nobroker

Home owners can list their space for rent and can include personal and property details (rent), locality, amenities via the app.
Functional in Pune, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai; the app has 100+ properties enlisted in Bangalore itself. With over 30,000 new monthly listing and a user base of about 400,000and counting, Nobroker is going strong. Owners and tenants are verified. The website offers the first nine contacts free, beyond that users have to pay Rs. 999, which unlocks 25 contacts, daily property alerts, and gives 25 percent off on your online rental agreement, which costs Rs. 199. Lotusinmobi recommends that you go and have a look the next time you are in the cities mentioned.


2. Grabhouse

Mumbai-based Grabhouse was founded in July 2013, and claims to have served 1,000,000+ customers through its online platform with 30,000+ locations covered in 11 Indian cities for both houses and PG accommodations on rent.
Grabhouse is functional in Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Chennai and Kolkata. With Bangalore yielding 1,785 results alone. Only two house owners can be contacted for free - the third can be contacted for Rs. 49 while additional sum needs to be paid for unlocking the feature to be able to interact with six of the best properties curated by a neighbourhood specialist.


3. Nestaway

Nestaway's USP is that they are India's "managed home rental marketplace".
Nestaway is functional in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Gurgaon and Noida. With Bangalore yielding 346 results for 'Boys Only' as compared to 'Girls Only' with 64 locations, Nestaway tries to standardise the PG experience, instead of home rentals or purchases. And the best part, every Nestaway home is equipped with a TV, sofa, bed, cupboards, washing machine, fridge, and Wi-Fi. What better way to enjoy you own space right?


4. Zocalo

Delhi-based Zocalo lists PGs, shared apartments, and rentals on the web and app.
Zocalo is functional in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Mumbai. Filter the properties you want by gender, room type (single occupancy, double, triple occupancy) and budget. A lot if importance has been given to a profile on the neighbourhood, with photos and reviews from other community members. Zocalo is free for both tenants and home owners.


5. Flatchat

As the name suggests, the app-only Flatchat provides the users a platform where owners and tenants can share their place with potential flatmates, ofcourse via chat.
Flatchat for Android and iOS is functional in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Availble only as an app, it has three clasifications, tenants, owners and seekers. The best feature is the Flatchat Assistant (available from 10 AM to 7 PM), a personal assistant to answer queries or help you in your search. Once done, users are required to pay a nominal charge as experience fee.


6. Homers

The 2014 started Homers is an an online broker-free property marketplace, with over 4,500 listings in the two cities Gurgaon and Noida, it currently operates in.
Homers charges users a small 'trust fee' for fixing every visit.


7. Zenify

Now if you were wondering that you had known all by now, think again.
The 2012 founded Zenify which is functional in Bangalore, lets tenants search and book for an apartment online by paying a token amount of Rs. 10,000, refundable in 48 hours under a 'no questions asked' policy. It lists thousand exclusive apartments on its platform, with a user base of over 6,000+ customers.


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