Community-app for residents of MVGM
MVGM, a dutch real estate company, recently launched the community app: Plek4you, especially for residents. With the app, residents can easily get in touch with your neighbours and the estate manager. Residents can report repairs as soon as the keys are handed over, but the app is also very useful if you want to organise a neighbourhood BBQ or if you want to borrow something from your neighbour!
In contact with your neighbours and estate manager via the community app
MVGM Wonen manages rental housing throughout the Netherlands. Housing complexes with many residents who often walk around with the same (practical) questions or secretly quite curious about their fellow residents. To meet the growing need for social involvement and interaction, MVGM recently introduced Blue way. A community platform through which residents of rented accommodation can come and stay in contact with each other in an easily accessible way.
How does it work?
All residents gain access to the community of the housing complex where they live. They choose which information they want to make public in which groups they want to be active. After installing an app, they have standard access to all functionalities of the platform, documents and a news calendar. The community is not only mobile but also available on the desktop. Residents can join an existing group from the key transfer, create their own groups, make one-to-one contacts, report malfunctions and repairs, but if necessary, they can also easily unsubscribe from groups.
What is the app used for?
Both socially and functionally, the new platform appears to be a handy solution. Residents can make arrangements with each other to borrow specific items (useful if the neighbour has some paint left or makes a ladder available when doing jobs), to undertake activities such as a neighbour's drink, or to inform others with practical matters.
In addition, MVGM also uses the platform to support, for example, the transfer of keys to new residents, the sharing of relevant news or useful information and communication regarding repair requests. For major events and important updates, the medium can even be used as an additional means of communication. Think of Amber or NL alerts that arrive at residents via push notifications.
"Manfred Ziere, Director of MVGM Wonen, says about the app: "Blue way makes residents in our housing complexes more independent. It gives them easy and clear access to a lot of practical matters. With a single click, they can make the necessary notifications and have a view of, for example, work in or around the complex. For us as real estate managers, the app makes communication with residents easier and faster, but above all it makes our living environments more social and more interactive.
Utrecht first live!
Utrecht first live!
The first tenants to use Blue way as an online community platform is the new housing complex Platform in Utrecht. 201 rental properties in the heart of the city of Utrecht within walking distance of shopping centre Hoog Catherijne! More than 90% of the tenants signed up within 1 week and residents made enthusiastic use of the online community platform while moving in and living in Platform.
Want to know more about the community platform? Send us a message or contact us directly on 0031 20 3697577.