Unfortunately not. We spoke with Paul Irish, who said that they don’t think it’s worth implementing since only ~200 students live off campus every year. Let us know if this isn’t true though, and perhaps you can rally your friends to petition Paul!
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Our most recent version release included updates for both Students and Landlords!
Students – the Roommate Finder is now fully functioning! Register, or log in using your school-provided email address, to search through Personal and/or Group profiles to find other potential roommates or Groups to join. You can also create a profile if you’re the one interested in finding others to live with! Something to note is that you need to be in an existing Group in order to create a Group profile, but after you have figured out who you will be living with, it’s still super easy to add these new people through the Groups page. Additionally, we are now prepared to launch the site at many more schools. If you have any suggestions as to where we should be looking to expand, don’t hesitate to contact us! Also let us know if you have any issues or comments by clicking on the Feedback button!
Landlords – In anticipation of additional schools being added to the site, we’ve re-worked the process to add listings. Now, in addition to creating the listing, you need to Activate each listing at a specific school. This can be done by clicking ‘Activate’ wherever your see the icon, and following the steps on that page. This allows you the flexibility to effectively publish your listing at more than one school, once this is a realistic opportunity (when we partner with more schools). As always, let us know if you have any issues or comments by clicking on the Feedback button!
Other news is that we’re launching at Clark University shortly, and hope to be at a few more schools in the coming months! We’re also in the Finals of the Mass Challenge Business Plan Competition and are looking forward to the rest of the competition! We’ll know by the end of October if we’re winners – wish us luck!
Today’s release includes some cool new features for students, as well as an upgraded interface for adding and editing properties for landlords.
Students – Favorites have been around for a little while now, but they’re not very useful unless you can easily see which properties have been flagged. Similarly, we’ve gotten some feedback from students saying they wish there was an easy way to tell which apartments they’d already sent an inquiry about. So to help you keep everything organized, we’ve added little icons next to every address on the site. A star means the property is a favorite, and a mail icon means you’ve already sent an inquiry about that property. Let us know what you think!
Landlords – In this release, we’ve gotten rid of the Property Overview page. Feedback told us that it was too confusing to have more than one page where you can change information about a property, so now everything is managed on the Edit page. This is where you’ll change basic details of the property, add/remove availabilities, and upload photos. Hopefully this makes things clearer and easier to use. Again, please let us know your thoughts!
This blog will contain info about our releases. As we publish new features, we’ll talk about them here. We listen to the feedback we get, and hopefully this blog will show how we’re building the features you want! If you have any questions, you can send us a message by clicking “Questions / Comments / Ideas” on the right side of the page or through the feedback form on the main site.