A social approach to roommate matching
RoomSync is a Facebook application that helps prospects and residents to roommates at your community. We enhance the normal Facebook profile search, which is something that students do for new roommates in mass. RoomSync users can search by lifestyle questionnaires, academic majors, and even search across users for those with a certain interest listed in their Facebook profile.
Enhanced matching on Facebook
Facebook is a social utility site that is not built for the purposes of roommate matching. Thousands of students research their new roommates on Facebook every year because Facebook profiles show an accurate glimpse into that new roommate's personality.
RoomSync is a Facebook application that builds upon these highly accurate Facebook profiles, providing users with additional tools to find the perfect roommate.
Prospective Residents Join the App
When a prospect or current resident is in need of a roommate for their apartment, you can refer them to your online roommate matching network within Facebook. They will receive postcard and e-mail based invites to this matching network.
Users enter their information
To create the best matching environment, we ask users some key roommate matching questions. We have them fill out our detailed lifestyle questionnaire asking questions like preferred bedtime and visitor frequency. These questions are 100% customizable by your office.
We also ask users to enter their preferred academic major(s), which can be used to search across potential roommates.
Interact with the community
The first step for many students is to post on our community wall to connect with other students. This wall is a place for students to meet potential roommates and also to create new friendships.
Search for Roommates
Residents can find their perfect roommate with a lot of tools built exclusively in the RoomSync app, leveraging Facebook.
Users can search for roommates based on their ideal lifestyle preferences, filtering down to only those that fit within their ideal ranges. Or they can take a look at their top recommended roommates as determined by lifestyle compatibility.
If residents know a specific interest that they would like their roommate to have in common with them, they can go to our search tool and search for users with any keyword of interest listed in their Facebook profile. Users can also search for roommates by academic major.
Not to mention that users can click on the name of a potential roommate to see that person's Facebook interests, including favorite books, movies, music, etc.
Request your roommate on Facebook
Residents request a roommate right within the RoomSync app on Facebook. The other user will have to confirm the request and you receive the completed roommate request in the RoomSync Administration site. You also receive daily e-mail reports summarizing the day's matching activity.
Once a user finds their roommate, they are prompted to return to the leasing office to sign their lease together.