“We want to create a space that is easy for rental house owners to use since many aren’t too tech-savvy, and also very useful for apartment searches to filter and select properties that fit their needs.”
Rochester, NY (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Most students prefer to live off campus. Sure, living in the dorms is always an interesting experience, but at a certain point in college it’s preferable to move off campus with a couple close friends and live in a little nicer, more relaxed environment. When that happens, typically in the junior or senior year of college, the search for a rental near campus begins.
The typical student is much more familiar with browsing the internet than thumbing through a newspaper. Students surf through Craigslist ads looking for the perfect place, and start group messages with their friends, trying to figure out which spot is best and how many people are going to live together. While some rental owners have embraced this technological shift, many still rely on those outdated “For Rent” signs in the front of their windows, catering to a generation of young people who would much rather tap messages on their phone than use it to make a phone call.
“The Internet is taking over, and college rental owners are behind,” explained Kyle Powell, leader of the initiative to create OffCampusHousingFinder.com. “We want to create a space that is easy for rental house owners to use since many aren’t too tech-savvy, and also very useful for apartment searches to filter and select properties that fit their needs.”
Rather than going through a limited number of listings one by one, students will be able to filter a larger database of results based on a number of factors, from location and number of bedrooms to pets and cost. Apartment searching simplified.
“I’ve been waiting for something like this to come along for a long time,” said Pat King, a college rental home owner and young investor. “I’ll be able to manage all my properties easily from one place and limit the number of uninterested showings I’ll have to do. All the information is there already.”
OffCampusHousingFinder.com is currently developing test markets in western NY to plan for the spring 2013 semester. The entire website should roll out, including social media features and apps, by summer 2013.
For more information regarding OffCampusHousingFinder.com, please contact info (at) offcampushousingfinder (dot) com.