CommonFloor.com launches CommonFloor Property Festival

Bangalore, October 1, 2014: CommonFloor.com, India’s No. 1 real estate portal today announced the launch of the ‘CommonFloor Property Festival’ in association with Flipkart.com, to celebrate the beginning of the Festive Season. The grand property festival starts from October 1, 2014 and will continue till November 30, 2014.

CommonFloor Property Festival is first-of-its-kind concept that brings the best deals for the discerning property shoppers from some of the top builders and partners in the country. Interested buyers can simple log on to Commonfloor.com/deals, an exclusive page that showcases properties across Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad at attractive prices points. Amazing discounts & deals, value-added benefits, gift vouchers, free site visits are some of the other highlights of this mega property festival that make it a win-win for the buyers, builders and partners.

Commenting on the launch of the Property Festival, Sumit Jain, Co-Founder & CEO, CommonFloor.com said, “Festive season is of great importance for the real-estate industry and as India’s No.1 real-estate portal its perfect time to help our customers realize their property dreams. In the last one month, we have witnessed an increase of over 35% in sales queries. We believe, CommonFloor Property Festival will bring our customers a step closer to finalizing their property decisions during the auspicious days.”

At the CommonFloor Property Festival, buyers can avail both monetary as well as value-added benefits by property builders and online partners. Some of the major property developers participating in the festival are: Mittal builders, Kolte Patil, Mahima Developers, VBHC, Realmart Property Solutions, Stepsstone Promoters, Guardian Corporation amongst others.

Sitting in the comfort of your house, join the CommonFloor Property Festival and avail these exclusive deals and offers by simply logging on to CommonFloor.com/deals.

Watch the video to know more.

About CommonFloor.com:

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 residential projects listed with it. CommonFloor.com has been funded by Accel Partners and Tiger Global.

To know more about CommonFloor.com, please visit: http://www.commonfloor.com

CommonFloor.com receives $30 million funding from Tiger Global

Bangalore, September 24, 2014: CommonFloor.com, India’s No.1 real estate portal has received USD 30 million in a new round of funding. This round of funding has been raised from their existing investor,Tiger Global.

The current round of funding comes within months after it raised Rs 64 crores in last round from Tiger Global and Accel India. With more than 2,00,000 users visiting the portal every day, CommonFloor.com has witnessed a 100% increase in traffic, 125% jump in live listings and added over 25,000 communities in the last two quarters. The website also gets more than 25% traffic on its site via mobile app, and in the coming months it is poised for tremendous growth.

Commenting on the Funding, Sumit Jain, Co- founder and CEO of CommonFloor.com said, “We
empower people to realize their property dreams. This investment will support the team’s vision to think out of the box, innovate and lead the online real-estate sector in its journey to further enhance user experience. We have more than doubled our revenues and traffic and the funding will further accelerate our growth plans. This round of funding will be used to invest further in our product and technology that will enhance customer experience. The company will continue to strategically scale-up its marketing and operations across the 18 cities where it’s currently present and expand to 22 new markets in India.”

CommonFloor.com has redefined the online real-estate business by offering complete, end-to-end services that go beyond property classifieds. Its exclusive features like augmented map-based mobile app signals users about available properties in the vicinity, drone service to take pictures of panoramic views from planned high rise apartments and systematic photographic verification of properties listed help users make a smart property decisions. Today, over 50% of the traffic to the website comes from urban India, especially metros such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai and close to 10% from overseas.

“India’s online real-estate sector has been expanding rapidly as Internet access grows, especially
through mobile. CommonFloor.com has carefully mapped the needs of the online-based real estate ecosystem and has forged a clear path toward future growth. We are pleased to continue to partner with them” said Lee Fixel, Partner at Tiger Global Management.

CommonFloor.com has more than one lakh projects listed on their portal, which is more than any other property portal in India. It also currently has over 4 Lakh active listings. The company has a team of 900+ employees and their constant endeavour is to get the best talent to work with them. CommonFloor has also expanded its geographic footprint with new offices in 11 cities – Jaipur, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Nagpur, Indore, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Mysore, Kolkata, Mangalore. The company already had offices in Bangalore, Mumbai, Noida, Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.

About CommonFloor.com:

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 residential projects listed with it. CommonFloor.com has been funded by Accel Partners and Tiger Global.

To know more about CommonFloor.com, please visit: http://www.commonfloor.com

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CommonFloor.com is adjudged “Property Portal Of The Year” at Realty Plus Conclave 2014.

CommonFloor.com, India’s leading real estate portal received the “Property Portal Of The Year” award at the 6th Realty Plus Excellence Awards 2014 held on 18th September, 2014
at Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore.

Considered as one of the most prestigious and sought after recognition in the real estate industry, the award was given by Dr Rosaiah, His Excellency, The Governor of Tamil Nadu on September 18, 2014. Sumit Jain, Co-founder Company CEO, who was also a speaker at the conclave, collected the award for CommonFloor.com.

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Commonfloor.com was awarded this prestigious award based on the property portal that has demonstrated excellence in portal design, features, and ease of use to the maximum number of users. Also present for the occasion were key personnel from the Real estate Industry including R Nagaraj – President,CREDAI Karnataka, Debananda Pati – Senior Vice President, Provident Housing among many others.

About CommonFloor.com:

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.

To know more about CommonFloor.com, please visit: http://www.commonfloor.com

CommonFloor Uncommon Cities : Mumbai – The City that Never Sleeps

You can take the boy out of Bombay, but you can’t take Bombay out of the boy is what they say.

Mumbai which is usually known by many names like -The city of dreams, The city of passion, The city of Bollywood dreams,The city of Vada Pav,The city of chaos ,The city that never sleeps and many more, shows us in this video why it is an enigma.

Watch this video as it slowly tugs at your heartstrings with beautiful images of the city of dreams. Its serene narrative form, encompassing the joys, struggles and romantic moods of the city and its people makes it a tribute worth watching, re-watching and then some.

This Commonfloor.com initiative, with poetry by the national award winning poet of Udaan, Satyanshu Singh, and created by the talented young storytellers at Lowfundwala Productions, is sure to make you nostalgic.

Experience the beauty of Mumbai like never before and you sure will be blown away!

Distribution of Furnished,Unfurnished and Semi furnished properties across cities

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Observations

1) The availability of fully furnished properties is highest in Delhi – NCR followed by Bangalore & Hyderabad.

2) Mumbai houses the highest number of unfurnished properties followed by Chennai & Hyderabad.

3) The availability of Furnished properties(Semi Furnished+Fully furnished) is highest in Delhi -NCR followed by Bangalore.

CommonFloor.com launches “Collections” Feature for Property Seekers

With the objective of enhancing user experience, CommonFloor.com offers property seekers yet another tool that keeps them abreast of the latest trending options pertaining to properties in their cities.   Available through the “Collections” tab featured on the www.commonfloor.com website, “Collections” are compilations of select projects carefully curated by the CommonFloor.com data team around interesting themes. The collection list features a host of properties categorized across 9 of the most trending property themes which include – luxury villas, smart homes, green homes, designer homes, sports lover homes, high rise townships, homes in city center, integrated townships for families and budget homes.

"Collections" Tab is available on the home page

“Collections” Tab is available on the home page

Launched on the 15th of August, 2014, the tool is enjoying great response. We have observed quite an immersive and engaging user experience. Currently available for Bangalore, we intend to make this option available for all metros and mini metros in the next 45 days.

The Collections Bangalore Page

The Collections Bangalore Page

Each of these cities shall have their own “Collections” page. We shall also increase the categories under each collection to about 15 and continue to work on the page design to enhance user experience further.

To view the “Collections Page” access the given link: http://www.commonfloor.com/collections 

CommonFloor.com launches propertyhaunting.com – an interactive fun platform for users

Users can share their property hunting stories & play ‘Property Haunting’ games

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Bangalore, August 19, 2014: As a part of the newly launched TV campaign “No Darr. Find Ghar”,   CommonFloor.com, India’s leading real estate and apartment management portal announced the launch of an interactive website propertyhaunting.com, where users can share their property hunting stories, experiences and anecdotes and play ‘Property Haunting’ games. This initiative is based on the same theme as the ongoing TV ad Campaign and attempts to give a fun perspective to concept of “HOUSE HAUNTING versus HOUSE HUNTING” that is based on the nightmarish experience most property seekers go through while searching for their dream home.

Sumit Jain, Co-Founder & CEO, CommonFloor.com, said, “Property hunting is an intense and serious activity. We intend to add a fun element to property search with propertyhaunting.com and look forward to engaging and connecting with our users more closely.”

Sharing his views on the site, Vinayak Warke, VP- Marketing, CommonFloor.com said, “Idea of this website is to provide an interactive and engaging platform to our users around the brand campaign theme – house hunting can become house haunting. The site is the product of a lot of thought and effort. Multiple gaming levels, an opportunity to play with multiple players and interesting giveaways for winners will certainly make the experience an engrossing one for users.”

From the gaming perspective the website caters to everyone with interesting games including quizzes, jigsaw puzzles etc. The game format of the website lets user acquire as many plots or properties in the virtual CF city. Users can log on to the website using their Facebook account details and can win exciting prizes.

About CommonFloor.com:

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.

To know more about CommonFloor.com, please visit: www.commonfloor.com

CommonFloor.com launches its first TV ad campaign

Humorous and entertaining, CommonFloor.com strives to remove all fear associated with property decision making

Bangalore, August 4, 2014: India’s leading real estate and apartment management portal has launched a new marketing campaign with the tagline – “No Darr. Find Ghar”

Created by JWT, the campaign’s Television commercial is slated to go live today. The campaign primarily targets nervous newbies to help them overcome the fear of property related decision making. It drives home the key advantages of CommonFloor.com like exhaustive choices, accurate information, deep insights, easy-to-use tools and innovative technology. It also showcases how CommonFloor.com’s features like Verified Property Listings, Map Search, Direct Call to the Property Owners (available on mobile app) and even a Virtual Tour of the Property can empower every consumer. Over and above TV, the campaign will run across other media like print, outdoor, digital, cinema & radio.

Sharing his views on the launch, Sumit Jain, Co-founder and CEO, CommonFloor.com, said “This is a major milestone in our journey. As a company we have come this far without a large scale marketing push, so I can only imagine how inspiring our growth trajectory will be with a campaign of this magnitude. This endeavour is the work of some of the brightest and most sought after talent in the industry. I am thus certain that this will take our organization to the next level”.

Vinayak Warke, VP- Marketing, CommonFloor.com said “We are very excited to launch our first TVC. At CommonFloor.com, our focus has always been on empowering people to realize their property dreams. The objective of this campaign is to highlight the problems faced by property seekers and how CommonFloor.com addresses this through a fearless and informative experience, leading the user to an easy and effective property decision.”

Adding further he said, “The campaign focuses on increasing brand awareness of CommonFloor.com and also showcases our mobile app that is available across all three platforms – Android, iOS and Windows. We are sure that our mobile app will enhance the property search greatly.”

Sharing his thoughts on the strategy and creative idea of the campaign, Senthil Kumar, National Creative Director, JWT said” The Creative Idea of HOUSE HAUNTING versus HOUSE HUNTING leaps straight from the consumer insight that finding a dream house can become a nightmare. We translated this insight literally in form of a very comic Eighties Indian Horror Movie flick narrative that makes the spot something you’ll surely watch out for. The TVC shows the crazy story of a couple who end up House Hunting in an unknown location with a ghost for a house owner. It then shows how the smart husband saves the day by using the CommonFloor mobile app. The execution is true to the Eighties Indian Horror Film style that will make every viewer laugh out loud. I am also sure that when it comes to House Hunting, it will make viewers remember India’s biggest and most trusted online real estate portal CommonFloor.com”.

To view the ad click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByiDAXZr_f8

About CommonFloor.com:

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.

To know more about CommonFloor.com, please visit: http://www.commonfloor.com

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