With the new option, the company seeks to cater to the section of people who are looking for low rentals, typically youngsters. Housing.com says that while they currently have only a few thousand listings, they hope to garner over thousands soon. The service caters to both students as well as working professionals, and also have filters for the same. Filters also include listings from those of landlords or realty agents.
The paying guest option is a result of analysis from Housing.com’s Data Science Lab which threw light on large pockets of people who search for low rental accommodation in cities, the company said. The service is currently available in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
The company also provides an ‘analysis panel’ or tools for PG owners to manage inventory as availability of accommodation changes.
Housing had raised $2.5 million in funding from Nexus Venture Partners in June and bought it’s .com domain & dial in number for $1 million in September this year.
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