NEW YORK, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Diggz, a popular New York City-based roommate finder app, is officially expanding its services into 12 major metro areas and cities nationwide. Diggz has been operating successfully in New York City for over two years, and is now rolling out into new markets.
"We considered expanding into new markets earlier, but we really wanted to make sure that our product and strategy were solid before going nationwide. Today, we're very pleased with what we've created," says Ben Blodgett, Diggz's co-founder.
The 12 new markets now available on Diggz include Los Angeles / Orange County, San Francisco / Bay Area, Chicago, Miami / South Florida, Washington DC / Baltimore, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Toronto with more major cities planned to be rolled out this year. Roommate seekers in these cities that are looking for a roommate or interested to sublet a spare room can now register for free on Diggz.
Diggz is an online marketplace for finding roommates that share similar lifestyles and preferences. Via Diggz, users can post their vacant rooms for rent, find a room, or link up with others to go apartment hunting together. What's unique about Diggz is that it's a dynamic marketplace, "We wanted to enhance the roommate search experience and allow those renting out rooms to be more involved and proactive in the process. They don't have to sit and wait for someone to contact them. They can browse through those looking for a room and pick out the ones they think will be good fit," says Ben Blodgett, Diggz's co-founder.
Diggz utilizes a proprietary algorithm to provide users with personalized search results of prospective roommates which takes into account a user's preferred neighborhoods, work schedule, cleanliness, smoking and drinking habits, mutual friends and other attributes. Like on Tinder and other popular dating apps, users that have both indicated an interest (a "match") can then talk directly and safely on the platform without the need to exchange personal contact information until they are comfortable to do so.
Unlike other roommate matching apps that make claims that they verify each profile, Diggz actually has robust behind-the-scenes fraud detection tools as well as actual humans reviewing suspicious profiles, keeping the platform scammer and spammer free. In addition, Diggz is the first and only roommate matching app that enables users to request a tenant screening report from prospective roommates within the app. This feature is extremely helpful for those users who want that extra piece of mind.
Diggz is based in New York City and was founded in 2014 by Avi Burstein and Ben Blodgett. After both founders personally experienced bad roommate situations they found on craigslist, they decided to create something different and solve one of the most painstaking experiences New Yorkers have to endure, an experience that has almost become a rite of passage. Their aim was to make the roommate search experience efficient, fun and safe that will deliver a roommate that meshes with your lifestyle and preferences. Diggz is available on desktop and is mobile friendly, so it is easy to use at home, work or on the go without needing to install anything.
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