This Home Sharing Service is Intended for Independent Empty Nesters

By: Alyson Wyers - Jan 18, 2017
References: silvernest & springwise
This home sharing service is targeted to a different demographic: empty nesters and baby boomers. Silvernest is a roommate matchmaking platform that helps older people with a spare room find a compatible housemate in a safe and secure manner.

The home sharing service also manages relevant aspects such as alternative lease agreements, background checks and rent collection. People with room to rent pay a fee to communicate with matches. Prospective housemates pay the background check cost and are able to search by filters like location, pet allowance, price and private entrance.

Meant to encourage independent aging, Silvernest helps homeowners remain in their homes while also providing a new source of income, companionship and potentially support as well.