Rotterdam, October 31, 2019 – Global rental accommodation platform HousingAnywhere is pleased to announce a new, publicly available API that strongly advances data interoperability between HousingAnywhere and its partners. Property managers can use the API to connect their inventory to the largest global booking platform for rental accommodation, enabling them to reach a far bigger target audience.
With 8 million unique visitors per year, HousingAnywhere offers young professionals and international students an easy and carefree way to rent accommodation anywhere. The API empowers property owners to reach this enormous marketplace without doing any of the stretching themselves. Bookings take place on the HousingAnywhere platform and the API will ensure that their own systems are updated in real-time whenever one of their properties is booked. Djordy Seelmann, CEO HousingAnywhere:
At HousingAnywhere, we are focused on empowering property managers to build successful rental businesses in the digital age. Our new API breaks down the data silos that exist in the different systems used by property managers, enabling them to ingest and manage key rental data at scale, all programmatically.
The HousingAnywhere API offers a range of possibilities. First, the API supplies a managed solution for storing and accessing your rental property data, such as listing information and photos and videos of the property. Secondly, connected property managers can store and access information regarding the pricing and availability of all their rental units. Thirdly, webhooks enable two-way integrations to ensure that information is kept synchronized between HousingAnywhere and systems that are already being used by property managers. By using these webhooks, bookings can automatically be confirmed as they happen, and availability calendars are updated on the fly. Seelmann:
Our core mission embraces close collaboration with our partners and customers. This enables our product and engineering teams to focus on building a platform and products that solve challenges across the rental accommodation industry. We aim to help people with housing, anywhere, and that's why we are excited that various channel managers and property management systems have already started using the HousingAnywhere API. As a result, their customers can reach more candidate tenants and improve their occupancy rate without having to worry about marketing their rental properties online.
All HousingAnywhere API documentation is freely available on developers.housinganywhere.com. To get started, any user can request an API key. Team members from HousingAnywhere Developer Support provide help to all parties who want to integrate or optimize their existing integration, free of charge.
HousingAnywhere is the world's largest housing platform for international students and young professionals with over 50,000 active advertisements and over 5 million users in over 60 countries. The housing platform allows tenants to interact directly with landlords and enter into medium-term rental agreements. More than 160 partner universities recommend their students to use the HousingAnywhere platform. The Rotterdam-based platform currently employs 90 people.
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