Dreamroomer is a new startup from Russia that acts as a matchmaking service for renters and property owners based on shared interests.
Relationships between landlords and tenants can sometimes become frayed when personalities clash or expectations aren’t adhered to. Dreamroomer is a new startup from Russia that acts as a matchmaking service for renters and property owners based on shared interests, with the hope of avoiding such conflicts.
Rather than the typical model of landlords using estate agents as a platform for showcasing their properties to potential tenants, Dreamroomer gets those looking for a home to set up a personal profile, adding a photo and pulling in other data from social networks. They also add information about the type of house and location they’re interested in. Landlords can then browse the tenants matching their properties and get in contact with those they think they’d like to have in their homes. The system bypasses any realtor and sets up a direct connection between tenants and landlords. According to the website, one music-loving landlord even found a househunter with similar tastes and now they’re starting a band together. The startup also took first prize at TechCrunch Moscow 2013 in December. The video below explains the service in more detail:
Similar to platforms such as RentMineOnline — which lets landlords find tenants through Facebook, Dreamroomer turns the househunting model on its head to help establish a greater connection between each party before a contract is signed. Are there other professionals that could benefit from being able to connect to potential clients before pen is put to paper?