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Ahmad Atout
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The real estate rental landscape in Palestine is experiencing rapid evolution, there are a lot of property listings everywhere. However, to reach these listings is a big challenge, the communication channels between prospective renters and property hosts is not easy. In the past, the rental options were limited to hotels and resorts, the demand extends nowadays to single rooms within shared apartments. Regarding that issue, specially in Palestine, we have developed PalStay, a pioneering application designed to simplify the rental process. PalStay provides an intuitive and user-friendly experience, enabling users to effortlessly refine their property searches with a single click. Users can filter their searches based on various criteria, including location, maps, pricing, and even pet-friendliness. PalStay offers a dual functionality, allowing property owners to list a diverse range of accommodations, from individual rooms and apartments to houses, villas, and chalets, while allowing rentals to refine their searches to match their preferences, it also allows them to communicate with the hosts directly through our chatting system. It allows users to discuss details and address inquiries prior to finalizing their rental decisions. Moreover, PalStay recognizes the importance of personalization in the rental experience. Users can add listings to their favorites. Using this feature, Pal- Stay’s recommendation system employs advanced algorithms to analyze users’ favorites, providing suggestions based on their preferences. This personalized recommendation system significantly enhances the user’s ability to discover properties that align with their unique tastes and requirements. One of the features in PalStay is the rating system, which ensures user confidence and satisfaction. Previous rentals can share their experience and insights, which allows new rentals to read their feedback and review before deciding. It’s different than the current method, which is through Facebook groups.