CommonFloor.com, India’s leading real estate portal today announced the launch of the new version of its Apartment Management offering – CommonFloor Groups. Replacing the earlier version (CommonFloor Apartment Communities) – CommonFloor Groups will now provide apartment communities across the country with an even more efficient and user friendly portal dedicated to enabling better communication, management and coordination amongst residents, owners (residents or non-residential landlords) and RWAs (Resident Welfare Associations). Users will now access CommonFloor Groups through a new web page – www.groups.commonfloor.com. This launch will soon be followed by the launch of the mobile app of CommonFloor Groups. The mobile app aims at providing residents with an option to be in sync with activities taking place in their gated community even on the go.
Currently over 1 lakh communities already deploy CommonFloor.com’s Apartment Management offering and would therefore be the first beneficiaries of the new version.
Features for owners (residential and non-residential)
Every user with a CommonFloor group account is provided a direct login. With this platform users can:
- Voice concerns and bring important issues to the attention of other residents and the RWA
- Track the status of an issue online anywhere anytime on the go
- Use the payment gateway for online payments like maintenance fees
- Access the repository of home service vendors like carpenters, architects, plumbers etc. for day to day home repairs and maintenance
- Buy, sell or rent belongings within the community.
- Find and reach out to neighbours with common interests
- Form Interest groups (photography, yoga, football etc.)
Benefits for Resident Welfare Associations
With the offering providing functions similar to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) RWAs can use the platform for management of all aspects of the community. The system allows the administrators to
- Manage accounts
- Delegate activities
- Set reminders
- Send notices
- Monitor complaints
- Manage parking
- Keep track of vacant houses
- Collect dues and generate receipts
- Use the platform’s SMS and email services to circulate important messages among residents
Despite the vast amount of user information shared on this portal, CommonFloor.com ensures privacy of its users. Without user consent no data is passed to advertisers or vendors. With a shared inbox and data history, knowledge transfer from one committee to the next is extremely easy. CommonFloor Groups also has an updated, easy to understand help page for new users. Users can also access the CommonFloor Groups’ newly introduced blog for interesting and useful tips on smart community living.
With the objective of supporting residential communities 24 x 7 even when residents are on the go, CommonFloor.com will also launch a mobile app for CommonFloor Groups. The app will allow residents to use all resident features offered by CommonFloor Groups and will be available for download on Android, Apple and Windows mobile phones.
Mr. Vikas Malpani, Co-founder and Head – Communities, CommonFloor.com said, “We have been working with apartment communities for nearly 7 years now, and CommonFloor Groups is the result of the knowledge we have gathered over these years. Residents can expect a whole new and improved user experience. Apart from a more efficient product, this version also provides a new identity to the CommonFloor.com’s apartment management offering. We aim at opening new avenues of consumer engagement and brand connect with this launch. With over 1 lakh communities currently deploying our offering we are indeed one of the largest providers of Apartment management solution. With this launch we hope to make community management hassle free for many more. ”
Launched in 2007 by Sumit Jain, Lalit Mangal and Vikas Malpani, CommonFloor.com, is an innovative online service that combines property search, apartment management and vendor management and caters to a person’s complete residential requirements.
From searching for an apartment to facilitating interactions within an apartment community on the ‘commonfloor’ platform, to connecting one to relevant service providers, the portal is dedicated to meeting all aspects of consumers’ needs around their home. With property listings from 120 cities, it has over 1 lakh projects listed with it. CommonFloor.com has been funded by Accel Partners and Tiger Global.