Create an apartment rental app like Blueground to rent furnished apartments
Posted on March 11, 2019 By Ankit Virani
If you are a startup which provides rental apartments or you are an enterprise dealing in properties on rent, you can create an apartment rental app to help your business go online. Reading this blog will help you to know how can you build such an app.
In the 80s and 90s when the technology was not much advanced, it was a tough task to find apartments. People used to look for the ‘To-let’ boards in all the areas and even if they found one good area, there was no guarantee of getting a properly furnished apartment of their choice.
With the changing times, technology has led to a change in the people’s way of searching for the apartments as well. The mobiles applications provide a list of well-furnished apartments without you going through the labor of visiting each and every area of the town in search of apartment rentals. You can also avoid the third party involvement like the brokerage charges. The apps like Blueground provide a tech-powered platform that is useful for the landlords as well as the home seekers and offers solutions quickly without any hassles of paperwork.
Blueground was established in Athens, Greece in 2013. It is a hospitality-tech company that offers beautiful, furnished apartments to renters for stays of 30 days longer.
CEO Alex Chatzieleftheriou worked at Mckinsey and had to go for projects in far-off cities for months. He always felt the frustration and mental strain of not having a stable personal living arrangement. He knew thousands of workers feel the same frustration and launched Blueground with a handful of apartments in his home city of Athens, Greece.
Blueground leases properties from well-known property owners and management companies like Related Rentals, Stonehenge, UDR, and Pinnacle Living.
Currently, the Blueground app is active around 9 markets across the globe with an aim to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live right from day one.
The company is headquartered in New York and manages properties in 6 US cities. Blueground is active in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Dubai, Athens, Istanbul, San Francisco, and Washington DC and manages more than 1800 properties worldwide and has more than 300 employees.
Blueground has recently raised $20 million in a round led by VentureFriends and serial entrepreneur Kevin Ryan. He has helped in finding MongoDB and Gilt Groupe, Zola etc. Now, Ryan will also join Blueground’s board of directors.
How is Blueground helping the tenants and the homeowners?
» For tenants:
Finding a house on rent is never easy. You need to spend a lot of time to find the right location and a furnished apartment to fit your need within your budget. If that was not enough, you need to go through troublesome paperwork. Blueground makes sure all these hassles are avoided and you can focus on your stay. If you are on a business trip, we provide that ‘at home’ experience with more affordable and spacious homes which are way better than staying at hotels.
» For landlords:
If finding an apartment is not easy, so is renting one. Leasing out an apartment is a very tedious task which is time-consuming and at the same time too costly. The owner needs to get in touch with a lot of agents or hire multiple property management companies. They are haunted by the fear of damages caused by tenants and at the same time keeping the apartment empty means a loss of income. Blueground leases the apartments before they hit the markets. They aim to hold these apartments for many years and make sure that the landlords have a steady cash flow and maximum annual yield.
Features of Blueground app to keep in mind while developing your own apartment rental app
It is a free app to provide all the important information about the property that a customer books and it has a range of handy tools to make the stay comfortable.
Here are some key features of the app:
• Apartment location: You can access the exact location of the apartment and the entry system through this feature.
• Around the house: You can check the important places of need in your neighborhood like the nearest pharmacy, restaurant, bar, shopping district, gym.
• Property information: It has detailed information about your apartment along with Wi-Fi password, heating, and hot water system, parking area, appliances etc.
• Report Issues: If you face any kind of issues, you can immediately inform Blueground team. The customer support team offers solutions as soon as they can.
• Concierge: You can even access the extra services like housekeeping, airport transfers, and babysitter services through the Blueground app.
• Useful apps: There are other collections of apps to plan and enjoy your stay at your rented apartment.
Is developing an apartment rental app like Blueground profitable?
Through an apartment rental app like Blueground, you can provide seamless, turnkey and furnished apartment rental solutions. This app can fill the gaps in hospitality and ease rental friction. At the same time, you can provide some really cool features through the app to your customers (tenants) to make their stay comfortable and make them feel at home.
To top it all, you can reach thousands of people who are landlords or house seekers across the globe and provide the services worldwide. This can make you an international business and also it will increase the profitability of your business.
Coruscate can help you to build an apartment rental app like Blueground with some advanced and unique features to make your app popular in the property rental business.
Along with providing the rentals for business trips, you can also include some holiday apartment rentals in your app. These can help you reach the hundreds of people who want to stay comfortably and enjoy a holiday in various parts of the world. We have the experience of developing apps like Airbnb and we can help you in building a personalized app for an apartment rental for your business also. To get a free demo by below.
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