September 9, 2015
When Arabindh AD, a resident of Kovundampalayam, paid the down payment for a flat in Saravanampatti, he did not expect the builders to delay the construction by over five years. A nervous Arabindh finally managed to find a solution to his problem. He brought together several others like him, who had been on the receiving end of a delay by Sahara City Homes, using an apartment management software.
“I have been using the CommonFloor software for more than a year. I decided to open the account after the builder delayed the construction of the flat which was promoted in 2004-2005. It became very difficult to reach them as they are headquartered in Lucknow with zonal offices in Mumbai and Bangalore. This software is really useful for all the flat owners to communicate with each other as several of them are abroad or outside Coimbatore,” Arabindh said.
Apartment communities and residents in Coimbatore are using technology to connect with their neighbours and manage their apartment societies. Apartment Management Services networks among all the communities it works with. Residents living in a gated community nowadays know each other better by easily forming groups that help them in their day to day activities. Whether it’s finding services of domestic help, plumbers or other maintenance/civic issues to connecting over hobbies, Apartment Management Services assists communities for every need.
Communities manage their accounts transparently and also reach out to residents through e-mails and SMSes for any important announcements like meetings notices. In fact, from annual body meetings to cultural events and festivals, a large number of apartment societies have used CommonFloor to bring residents together and plan these events. For e.g. residents who play football can meet each other virtually first, and then play a match.
In Coimbatore, CommonFloor is working with more than 100 communities and is helping resident associations manage their communities in a highly efficient manner. Some apartments are Sahara City Homes, L&T Avinash, Sobha Hillview, Skypark Residency, Triumphs Skypark, TVH Ekantha, Vijaya Hyde Park, Sreevatsa Atrium, etc. They are also working with many more under-construction apartments.
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 ‘common floor’ platform, to connecting one to relevant service providers, the portal is dedicated to meeting all aspects of consumers’ needs around their home. Commonfloor is now present in 200 cities with over 5 Lakh active property listings and over 1 Lakh residential projects. The company has been funded by Accel Partners, Tiger Global and Google Capital.
CommonFloor is serving a total of over 300 communities in Coimbatore. Over 15,000 registered users make use of CommonFloor services in Coimbatore.