CommonFloor initiative #WeAreWithChennai to Help Chennai Flood Victims has started an initiative – “WE ARE WITH CHENNAI” to provide readily available data to relief seekers stuck in Chennai floods. :

ChennaiPic Courtesy: CommonFloor – a leading real estate portal in the country has started an initiative- #WeAreWithChennai to help the people in Chennai to find safe shelter. #WeAreWithChennai webpage which is part of comprises of two important activities i.e. ‘Need For Shelter’ and ‘Provide For Shelter’.

Need For Shelter’ provide readily available data to relief seekers who is stuck in any part of Chennai, to find safe shelter. Those who are in Chennai and willing to help by providing shelter can share their details at #provide-shelter.

According to a press release, and its Twitter page have become epicenter for crowdsourcing all kinds of information: including adding requests for rescue, offers for shelter, listing of homes for shelter, info on affected as well as safe areas to travel etc.

CommonFloor has also allocated 2,000 free SMS credits to all apartment association accounts of CommonFloor Groups their apartment management platform and tool so that they can reach out to residents and communicate important messages.

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CommonFloor Retina Virtual Reality for consumers in Real Estate

CF retina_1, India’s leading online real estate platform introduces CommonFloor Retina. It allows property buyers to experience both the interiors and exteriors of the property in an interesting manner. To use CommonFloor Retina, a user simply needs to sport the headgear to experience virtual tour of the property of his/her choice. The simple magnet on the headgear acts as a navigation tool. The App also saves the builders the cost and space to construct a model apartment.

Commenting on the launch of the biggest technological innovations witnessed by the real estate world, Sumit Jain, Co-founder & CEO,, said, “As a new-age online realty player, technology and innovation are part of our core DNA. Property buying demands huge time and financial investment by the buyer and it is our constant endeavour to create tools and technology that makes property search easy for the consumer and gives them a wow experience. CommonFloor Retina is a result of one such quest that adapts technology smartly to the consumer’s advantage.”

Lalit Mangal, Co-founder and CTO, said, “We believe in making strategic investments in building cutting edge technology. This product is pegged to be a game changer in the real estate industry in India and globally. We will work closely with the builder community to scale-up the number of projects listed, thereby helping property buyers to choose from as many projects that may want to visit.” Register here to win a virtual reality headset*

The app offers a real-time property experience for the seekers allowing them to view/review/assess multiple properties from anywhere at any point of time. The app works on the Android platform.


CommonFloor presents Keylekar in this World Cup 2015, India’s leading online real estate portal presents “Keylekar” an Awesome All rounder, Looks like a rockstar, Scores only sixers, Bowls only Bouncers!


This world cup support your favourite Cricket team with Keylekar by playing contests on Facebook and Twitter to win some awesome goodies.

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Realty portals with the improving technologies

buy onlineRealty portals in India is upgrading with the improving technologies. It has everything for their user irrespective of the user is a owner or brokers, property developers or builders, seeking property for rent or buy. Online real estate portals are also attracting equity investors and venture capitalists. It’s the new entrants that have brought in new technology and trends in the segment, thanks to which, now all websites are trying to offer new services to customers, from property location to even help with documents. This is a step towards giving users the feeling of having actually visited the sites.

Till recently, most portals listed resale properties offered by either owners or brokers. Now they are directly offering properties available with developers, including newly launched projects. These are displayed on the sites in various ways, including custom made 3D models of buildings and interactive aerial views of project sites.

Sumit Jain, chief executive officer and founder of, said — “We use tools like Sky View, 3D Virtual Tour and e-model to help our users ‘see and feel’ the property before they actually see it.

Almost all realty portals offer map-based property search. While searching for a property, photographs and videos are helpful as these give a sense of having visited the place. Home owners and property agents use these tools to attract home seekers to specific properties. With more and more people using smartphones and tablets, websites alone would not suffice, which is why many companies have developed apps for hand-held devices.

News Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

CommonFloor Partners with The Viral Fever

TVF CommonFloor, Online real estate portal partners The Viral Fever (TVF) for a web only fiction series called ‘Permanent Roommates’. The first episode called The Proposal garnered more than four lakh views, whereas the second episode, The Father(-In-Law), has just crossed three lakh views.

This partnership introduces a new genre of branded content. The series started on YouTube on October 29 and has so far completed two episodes., funded by Accel Partners and Tiger Global and launched in 2007 by trios-Sumit Jain, Lalit Mangal and Vikas Malpani. CommonFloor has property listings from over 120 cities and has 5 lakh residential projects listed with it.

TVF-ONE is India’s biggest and premium online youth entertainment network for original content with 800,000+ subscribers and 63,000,000+ views on YouTube.


Finding Roommates & Flats just got easier with Flatchat App

flatchatAre you a college student or a bachelor looking for flat or flatmate? Say hello to “Flatchat”. Flatchat App is a mobile app by “” with the simple aim of simplifying student accommodation. has been acquired by, India’s number 1 real estate portal, launched by trio Sumit Jain, Lalit Mangal and Vikas Malpani in 2007. CommonFloor acquired student accommodation portal earlier this year. CommonFloor has released mobile apps -one for real estate property search and another for “CommonFloor Group” to connect residents (living in the same community) each other.

Say hello to “Flatchat” App & Flatchat Assistant

Flatchat app will set you up with the best available options. You can chat with your prospective people (Looking to move or looking to share the apartment) to understand the requirements. Also Flatchat provides a personal assistant “Flatchat Assistant or FA” to help you look for your desired flats.

Flatchat will also dedicate it’s team to finding the right place for you by calling up different owners and you will be informed about the new prospects who you can chat on with your Flatchat app to seal the deal.

“What we have seen over the past one and half years is that finding flatmates and shared places is still a very huge problem especially in cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Currently people rely on Facebook Groups to find shared places and flatmates. And that’s what lead to the birth of Flatchat,” said Gaurav Munjal, founder of and makers of Flatchat.

Source: -Flatchat App Makes Finding Roommates & Flats Super Easy

Transit Systems in India and Real estate in India

Transit Systems in India, adds value to the properties that are in the proximity. The real estate near a public transit incurs a boost in price considering all the factors that impacts, which includes accessibility benefits, type of housing and type of transit systems.

Since transportation networks increase accessibility and reduce commuting costs (both time and monetary costs), land parcels that have access to major transport networks would have higher values.Thus, for any individual or family, preference to stay in a particular area is mostly dependent upon the characteristics of neighbourhood, which include utilisation of land, provision of local amenities, socio-economic profile of the community, open or green spaces etc.

Read More at CommonFloor.comTransit Modes and Its Effects on Real Estate : A CommonFloor Report