Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) July 15, 2011 -- Finding affordable housing can be tough, and it's even tougher when you are a student headed off to a new place for the first time. Landlords don't have it easy either. They have to constantly try and locate suitable tenants, which is historically extremely costly and stressful.
Well, now there is a website that solves these issues and finally puts an end to the headaches associated with finding private student rooms. Shared Student Accommodation.com allows local and international students to find housing based on a number of the most popular factors: price, specific location, property type, and university location. The service works great for international students who will be travelling to Australia for the first time, as it allows them to get information on the safest places to live, towns with the best nightlife, and housing locations closest to their university, etc.
The site's developer, Greg Channer, happened upon the idea using crowdsourcing, in which he listened to the issues and requests of students both on his blog and on social media platforms, such as Facebook, about students having a hard time finding a room when going off to school.
"My readers continually expressed how frustrated they were by the numerous accommodation sites available that try to be everything to everyone," says Greg. "Currently, we are the only student-focused portal that provides free listings of student accommodation, and that is something we are proud of and will continue to do," he continued.
Feedback of the site has been extremely positive thus far, and more rooms are being added everyday. In addition to students, landlords are also thrilled with the site, as it allows them to quickly and easily reach a larger rental market to fill their rooms, while at the same time reducing advertising costs. "I can't believe how simple it has been for me to find tenants through Greg's site," says one landlord. "It has made getting my rooms filled much easier, without question."
Greg is getting accustom to praise like that. "We have incorporated innovative technology to deliver a robust and full-service solution with tools and functionality that you would expect from a global accommodation site, but we deliver all this for free," he says with excitement and confidence in his voice.
The innovative technology Greg mentions is apparent throughout the site, allowing users to easily find the best student rooms in Australia. Through this technology, the site incorporates:
Mapped search results
Street and suburb suggestions, as the user type
Quick and efficient search process - view all properties in a suburb on one map
Remembers visitor's recent searches & recently viewed properties
Saves properties without needing to be logged in
With Shared Student Accommodations, it seems finding housing in Australia will never be the same. For information visit http://www.SharedStudentAccommodation.com