Roomi, a free mobile-first app focusing on the rental and shared housing industry, is expanding internationally into the Indian market by launching its operations in New Delhi.
The Indian capital joins the growing list of urban hubs where Roomi already has more than 400,000 users, helping students and professionals find the perfect housemates and co-living spaces throughout the United States and Canada, including New York City, Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Vancouver.
In recognition of rising demand for affordable shared housing in urban centers in India, Roomi has opened a dedicated office in New Delhi to serve as a global operations hub for its growing shared housing platform, and has hired a New Delhi based team which will vet and manage listings across the platform.
Every year, roughly 200,000 newcomers arrive in capital of New Delhi, pushing property prices higher, along with the demand for affordable housing.
Roomi’s Android app, iOS app, and desktop experience are designed for those seeking to rent out empty rooms as well as those searching for a new home. The platform lets users create a profile and search for shared living accommodations, housemates and rooms simply and quickly. Every listing is vetted and verified by Roomi’s dedicated security specialists before going live in the platform’s database.
“Moving from India to the U.S., I remember the agony of searching for a housemate in NYC, spending countless hours emailing back and forth, sifting through candidates, and worrying about the safety and accuracy of listings,” said Ajay Yadav, CEO and Founder of Roomi. “I’m excited about bringing Roomi to my home country. The expansion will improve the way residents of New Delhi look for housemates and increase affordable housing options. We will be expanding into other cities in India in the future, much like our rollout in the US and Canada over the last year.”
Focusing on extensive research, Roomi developed its mobile marketplace to help solve these urban living challenges: steadily rising rents, stagnant wages and the lack of simple ways to find affordable housing. Roomi curates the best rooms and services for people seeking flexible, affordable shared living solutions.
Upon registration or placing a listing, users answer several personality and lifestyle questions such as pet preferences, smoking habits and more, as well as the more standard location and price range inquiries.
Roomi is able to translate these answers into a detailed profile, allowing users to search for housing and housemates who meet their needs and preferences. Listers can also view and message those who have viewed their rooms.
The app’s built-in chat feature allows users to connect safely and encourages open communication about issues important for successful housemate relationships, including shared values, common interests, compatible lifestyles and even things like TV preferences, food likes, and socializing styles.
Roomi supports users before, during and after their move, helping everyone connect to their new spaces and communities. Through TheCoLife (www.thecolife.com), users can also view expert advice regarding co-living, regionally specific content about shared living in their cities, and housemate success stories from members of the Roomi community.
Roomi is a free mobile app and web experience that simplifies the housemate and housing search in major cities, where it’s often unaffordable to live alone.
The shared living platform makes it easy for people to post and list rooms and connect safely, reinventing the way people search and find housemates in the rental industry. CEO and Founder, Ajay Yadav, developed Roomi after witnessing the obvious need for a platform that not only helps people find housing, but also the right people to live with.
With Roomi’s personality and compatibility checks, users can take their search to the next level – finding a home, not just a housemate. Roomi is available in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Seattle, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Vancouver and Toronto, and is expanding rapidly, both in the U.S. and internationally.