Friday, June 22, 2012 helps housing communities resolve issues through collaboration- TOI Coimbatore

The Times of India, Coimbatore version has recently published a feature on and how it helps housing communities resolve issues through collaboration.

Launched in 2007 by Sumit Jain, Lalit Mangal and Vikas Malpani,, 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 currently present in 120 cities and has over 35,000 communities listed with it, which constitutes more than 25 Lakh homes.  

Apartment communities are increasingly using technology to connect with their neighbours and manage their apartment societies. Apartment management services software facilitates the networking of members within a community. There are many common problems which residents within a community face to which the solutions are similar. Coordinated efforts to resolve issues make day to day life easier for all within the community. In the process, members may form lasting friendships. Groups within the community can also be formed based on common problems or interests. 

Communities manage their accounts transparently and connect with residents through emails or SMSes when they need to make important announcements like meetings notices. From annual body meetings to cultural events and festivals, a large number of apartment societies are beginning to use Commonfloor to bring residents together in holding these events.

A property buyer, Arabindh AD, a resident of Kovundampalayam has been using for more than a year now. He decided to open an account when the builders continued to delay construction of the project in Saravanampatti for more than five years, where he had made a down payment for a flat. “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 flat owners, especially those residing abroad or outside Coimbatore,” said Arabindh.

In Coimbatore city alone, more than 100 communities use the software to connect with other members and manage the association. Over 15000 registered users make use of Commonfloor services in Coimbatore.

Monday, June 18, 2012


The New Indian Express recently published a feature on, its founders: Vikas Malpani, Sumit Jain and Lalit Mangal and how it helps in building communities and knowing your neighbours in the community.
When three friends Vikas Malpani, Sumit Jain and Lalit Mangal faced the common problem — in metros and apartment societies — of hardly knowing their neighbours, they were compelled to come up with the solution to bring owners, buyers and association committee members together to address common problems and find solutions. After much thought, they finally launched CommonFloor in 2007. The technology has been invented by the three engineers from their company maxHeap Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

“If one is looking to rent or buy apartments, CommonFloor helps identify the right apartment, interact with dealers as well as owners and collect relevant information. On the other hand, CommonFloor also helps apartment owners connect with buyers, tenants or agents and for agents and builders, it helps in providing relevant and accurate information about properties to prospective buyers or tenants,” explains Sumit Jain, chief executive officer, maxHeap Technologies Pvt. Ltd.  

Vikas Malpani, co-founder and head, Marketing and Communities, maxHeap technologies Pvt. Ltd., says, ”From searching for an apartment to facilitating interactions within an apartment community on the ‘common floor’ platform and connecting one to relevant service providers, the portal is dedicated to meeting all aspects of consumers’ needs around their home.” The CommonFloor team today connects over a million apartment or house buyers and users. Currently present in 120 cities, CommonFloor has over 35,000 communities listed with it, constituting more than 25 lakh homes.

To read more about the feature, Click here!

Thursday, June 14, 2012 presents Car Fiesta 2012! is happy to organize a Car Fest in the apartments: Raheja Residency in Koramangala and Purva Panorama in Bannerghatta Road on 16th of June 2012, Saturday,. The fest will be conducted in front of the club house at around 9:30 am.

In this event, Volkswagen Palace Cross, Trident Chevrolet and Nandi Toyota will provide you with the opportunity to test drive the latest cars. There are assured gifts from for first 20 test drivers. Also, on spot Car Loans are provided by HDFC Bank (A Leading Housing Finance Provider in India).

We expect your generous participation to make this event happening. A successful event will motivate us to come up with more of such events in near future.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Meet your neighbours in gated communities online via - Washington Post

Washington Post, the most acclaimed and circulated daily in Washington, D.C., recently published an article on how Indians in gated communities can meet their neighbors online through

In the recent years, as economy of the country is rising high, millions of young professionals are moving into urban gated communities of apartment projects. But due to the economic prosperity, a lot of neighbourly ties and friendly lifestyle of great importance have been severed.

That sense of loss led one of the co founders of, Sumit Jain to create an one stop “neighborhood portal” for Indians whose lifestyles have changed with their nation’s economic transformation but who still crave neighborhood life. A sort of hyper-local version of Facebook, Commonfloor creates online communities for the half-million users in 30,000 apartment buildings across 100 cities it has attracted so far.

Sumit Jain has fond memories of his childhood in a small town where everybody knew everybody. But as a young man, he moved to a big city for work and began living in an apartment building. He soon missed feeling connected to a community.

“Something fundamental is changing among urban Indians today,” said Jain, 27, a software engineer and co-founder of the start-up in the southern city of Bangalore. “We no longer know who our next-door neighbor is, we don’t speak to each other in the elevators, and we cannot knock on the neighbor’s door just to say hello without making them wary.”

To know more about the original post by The Washington Post, you can Click Here and read it for yourself!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Uber Living & High end market trends by GIREM 101 e-magazine

The monthly GIREM 101 e-magazine which is published by GIREM (Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment & Management), a premier body for Urban planning and Real estate has come out with Uber Living & High end market trends in its June 2012 edition.

In the same article, Sumit Jain, Co founder & CEO of has mentioned that one of the important factors that have favoured growth in luxury home segment is
improved infrastructure.

He also stated that people have now realized that with growth in infrastructure and new and faster ways of transportation, the age old desire of wanting to stay in the city confines is now slowly vanishing.

The city limits are widening and buyers do not seem to mind investing on peripheral areas, where they can get ultra-luxury properties for a grab.

To know more about the high end market trends and uber living, download a copy of “Uber Living” June 2012 Edition, Page: 34 – 37 and read it for yourself!

You can also Click here to read more about it!

Friday, June 1, 2012 launched map-based search for property in India

A new map-based search for property launched by The map based search enables users to locate properties across the country on a map. This will save users time and offers faster way to search for properties online. The map-based search provides a single, comprehensive view of the area or locality that a user is scanning to buy or rent property.

CommonFloor's map-based search is India’s best map based property search directly addresses the need to identify properties in areas / geographies that one cannot visit. This feature enables property buyers or tenants to know the proximity of key establishments like airports, railway stations, hospitals and schools., India’s largest real estate online portal, serves more than 28,000 communities comprising of over 2,500,000 houses and has maintained its presence across 105 cities in India and abroad. Started from a garage in 2007, today is a pioneering online portal that combines property search with apartment management software.

According to Sumit Jain, Co-founder and CEO, CommonFloor, “At CommonFloor, we have always been committed to providing the best user experience to our customers, not only in terms of comprehensive realty listings and information, but also through ease of use and better design. The map based search feature will aid our users in a faster and more defined search for properties across India and we are confident that customers will find this extremely useful.”

Visit map-based search for property at