If people can swipe their way through Tinder in search of a playmate, why are they not able to do so when looking for a housemate? Two Dutch brothers who until recently were students themselves decided it was time to change this. Therefore Sebastiaan Smits (27, graduated in engineering management) and Viktor Smits (24, graduated in real estate studies) have launched their startup RoomEasy with a handy app by the same name.
Like, Match, Move in
The founders chose to launch their product as an app as it is easy and quick: students can use the app on the go and do not require a laptop to use RoomEasy. If students see a great room pop up on the app, all they have to do is press like. If the landlord or housemate thinks the applicant is a suitable candidate they will be a match. The potential housemates-to-be can then start a private chat and plan an inspection. For the landlords this eliminates the process of lengthy inspections and getting-to-know-you sessions with countless eager renters.