What happens when you click the “match” button on someone’s profile?
When you see a compatible profile and click the “match” button, a notification will be sent asking if that person would like to match you too. If the match is mutual, you will be connected over chat!
How do you start chatting with someone?
Once a mutual match is established, the chat function will be unlocked in your dashboard and you’ll be able to directly message your match through your Husmates profile. If you’re having trouble starting the convo, check out Chatting 101 for some easy prompts.
I have a match, but I’m not sure what to chat about.
Chatting is the time to share more about your reasons for pursuing co-ownership and see where you and your new match are most compatible. Think about your needs and wants as a homeowner and see where you share crossover ideas. For more chatting tips, check out Chatting 101.
What can an expert help me with?
Whether you need support establishing a connection with a match, or have questions about real estate, financing, legal agreements or just generally need guidance, “Request to Meet” at any time in your Husmates journey and an expert will contact you by email to address your specific needs.
I matched with someone, but we’re not as aligned as I thought we would be, what should I do?
Like any type of real estate purchase, co-ownership is a major life decision and we do not take this lightly. Our mission is to help you match and form a successful partnership with a compatible individual or group of like-minded Husmates. Sometimes, you may match, chat or even meet with someone and decide not to buy a property together. It is completely ok and normal to move on. You can always use the “un-match” function if you want to remove the connection altogether. It’s not personal, just be polite as you move on.
What if someone I’m chatting with asks to see details about my personal or financial information?
While finding a co-owner will involve many detailed conversations, some of which will be financially-based, you should never share the details (such as your SIN, bank account number or any other critical information) with anyone online. This information can be shared at some point in your co-ownership relationship when a third party professional is present to facilitate and protect your privacy.
I saw a really interesting property listing but I don’t have a partner or group yet, could I see the property as a single person?
Absolutely! Anytime you see a property listing on Husmates that speaks to you, whether you have established a Husmates group or are a single party, just use the “Book a Tour '' button and a co-ownership real estate specialist will connect with you to arrange a viewing.
I really want to find a co-ownership partner in my area, but Husmates isn’t here yet. Will you be expanding?
Currently, Husmates is based out of Toronto, Canada and we are matching new Husmates daily, all across the Greater Toronto Area. As our co-ownership community continues to grow, we have plans to expand our network across Canada and the USA. If you currently live in a city outside the GTA and want to know more about when Husmates will be servicing your area, please send us an email so we can notify you when we’ve reached your city!