Roommis takes full advantage of the social network’s reach (over 800 million users worldwide) to assist in finding the perfect flatmate in record time.
Using roommis is easy, one only needs to have a registered Facebook profile/account and agree to the application’s rules and regulations, after which, the user can immediately begin looking for a room to share, or they can post an ad looking for a roommate absolutely free of charge.
One of the advantages of looking for a flatmate via roommis, is the ability to find out the degree of closeness (or separation) which joins the potential roommates together, and makes them likely candidates to live under the same roof. Since roommis is based on Facebook, it identifies the individuals who already share the flat as friends, or friends of friends, making the choice easier, since the potential roommates’ profiles are visible and available to evaluate.
Also, unlike with other applications, real estate portals and forums, roommis distinguishes in each ad the number and type of rooms available, so that two or more people who are looking for a flat to share can embark on joint search process.
The user who wishes to advertise a room for rent can easily post an ad through a series of simple steps, highlighting the features of an available room, eg: number and type of available rooms, common rooms, house rules, requirements of future roommates, and the like.
According to recent idealista.com data, offers for rental of shared flats in Spain has grown 89.5% in the last year and demand is 39.2%. The average rent for a room in a shared apartment is 313 Euros per month. The average age of a Spanish flatmate is 28 years, they tend to be non-smokers and don’t have, nor do they allow pets. Most flats are shared in the central areas of large cities.
Recently PropertyPortalWatch reported on RoomSync launching the Facebook app for college roommate selection, which enables US students to choose their own roommates, based on common interests and/or values they may share.
Facebook seems like a great way to select potential flatmates, as it enables users to pre-screen the individuals who will be sharing their living quarters with them, and hopefully eliminating the ‘bad apple’ in the bunch, before they have a chance to impact their lives in a negative way.
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