CommonFloor.com organizes its First Hackathon – We Like to Hack.. We Like.. We Like to Hack!

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CommonFloor.com organized its first ever all Hackathon on October 31, 2014 which gathered an overwhelming response! We had an enthusiastic 46 teams participating in our very first Hackathon comprising of an eclectic mix of techies, marketers, designers who were inching towards solving real world business problems with their innovative ideas all night long.

It was a tough challenge for the judges at the competition to evaluate the best hacks from a collection of path breaking ideas from all the teams. Each team was evaluated on the 6 criteria like Product DesignInnovationBusiness PotentialCompleteness & Execution, Feasibility and App Demo & Presentation. To make the event inclusive, awards were also announced for teams who scored highest in the different categories.

The Overall Best Hack which won the First Prize- a Moto 360, was creating Advanced Maps on CF Mobile iOS App.

Hack description: New Features were introduced including Heat Maps based on listings Price Data, Free hand drawing for Property Search, Pin out Places of Interest using Pre-Defined Keywords.

The Overall Best Hack which won Second Prize – an iPAD mini, was to create revamped listings contact flow to improve content quality

Hack description: Revamping listing creation flow by making it interactive & user friendly with features like ”Pre-fill the details for me” which extracts & fills the details, images & locality from other websites based on the listing URL , Locality & demand weighted serviceability indicator to help boost CFV & content quality

The Overall Best Hack which won Third Prize​,- a Chromecast, was to localize the Commonfloor app.

Hack description: Localization of Android RE App. App was made available in Hindi language and code base was changed so that it can be made available in other languages like Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.

The other best hacks which won were;

Best Hack in Design

Hack: Music Discovery App (iOS).

Best Hack in Innovation

Hack: Assisted user journey – Profile based SRP sorting and inventory comparison.

Best Hack in Business Potential

Hack: Integrate site visit routing and feedback via mobile web.

Best Hack in Completeness & Execution (MVP)

​Hack : Talaash – Groups Mobile App Analytics Tool.

Hack Description: Talaash is a customizable Groups App Analytic Dashboard. It helps you to track usage, analyse feature performance, and helps to deep dive at apartment and user level.

Best Hack in Go-to-Market Readiness ​ 

Hack: Reactive Search

Hack Description : Reactive Search enhances the overall property search experience by implementing some nifty features like a new search results page, Real time feedback on number of users viewing a particular property and User’s search history is saved in a ‘Binder’ and is used to give recommendations/notifications.

Watch the video to know more about the hackathon.

CommonFloor Partners with The Viral Fever Media Labs to Drive Customer Engagement

Bangalore, November 13, 2014: CommonFloor.com, India’s leading real estate portal, partners with The Viral Fever (TVF) Media Labs, a new-age media brand to introduce a new genre of branded content to drive customer engagement. The partnership will result in a series of six web-episodes called ‘Permanent Roommates’.

This is a unique initiative by CommonFloor to create content that people would enjoy and hence drive engagement and conversations with their end consumers. Vinayak Warke, Vice President, Marketing, CommonFloor said, “Our partnership with TVF is in line with CommonFloor’s constant quest for innovation. In our 360 degree endeavour to connect with our target audience, this series is a revolutionary step in marketing within our industry.”

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Speaking on this brand association with CommonFloor, Arunabh Kumar, Founder and Creative Experiment Officer of TVF said, “TVF has always pioneered new formats of Branded Content & Entertainment, and constantly pushed the envelope for Native Advertising. With a visionary Brand like CommonFloor, it gets easier to innovate. Permanent Roommates is a Case Study for Indian Marketers because it’s the first time that a Brand has partnered to create a “Web Only Fiction Series” which entertains and also projects the essence of the Brand. This is also the first time any Branded Fiction Series has Trended on Youtube in Top Ten for almost a week garnering half a million Views just from 1st Episode.”

To watch this series, please visit here.

About CommonFloor.com:

Launched in 2007 by Sumit Jain, Lalit Mangal and Vikas Malpani, CommonFloor.com, is India’s leading real estate portal 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 5 lakh property listings from over 120 cities, CommonFloor.com has been funded by Accel Partners and Tiger Global.

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

About The Viral Fever (TVF):

Founded by Arunabh Kumar, TVF is a new-age media brand with businesses in branded content, live events, TV shows, production services and youth entertainment. But its bIggest entity remains TVF-ONE, which is TVF-Online Network for Entertainment and  is the one responsible behind TVF- Common Floor Partnership.With 800,000+ subscribers and 63,000,000+ views on YouTube, TVF –ONE is India’s biggest & premium  Online youth entertainment network for Original content.

CommonFloor.com is nominated for ‘Website Of The Year – 2014′ award

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Commonfloor.com has once again been nominated for ‘The Website of the Year’ award – an award initiative by online research agency MetrixLab under the Housing & Interior category.The award goes to the website with the best content, design, navigation and likelihood of recommending the website to your friends, family and colleagues.

In our constant endeavor to serve you better, we have been constantly modifying our website to make it more user-friendly, easily accessible and extremely insightful & informative. The website not only allows easy browsing of property and real-estate, it also gives you a list of apartment communities using CommonFloor for you to join and get all the required information.

Since the website with the maximum number of votes wins, we would require your support, to make your favourite website win ‘The Website of The Year, 2014′. Your votes could win you some awesome goodies including a MacBook Air, a Go Pro and many more.

Cast your vote for your favourite website in the housing and interior category here http://websiteoftheyear.co.in/common-floor/

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