One of the most important decisions in apartment living is finding someone who is compatible to live with. Not only will you share rent and utilities, but they’re someone who you may enjoy hanging out with. So, when you’re seeking the perfect fit for your new space, here are a few ways to maximize your search for your ideal roomie match.
Utilize Social Media
Social media is an invaluable tool when searching for a new roommate. There are numerous Facebook groups and platforms that cater to those who are seeking people to live with. Additionally, you can view their profile and get a sense of who they are before you meet them. You can also use the Instagram stories function to ask friends and acquaintances if they or someone they know if looking for a room in an apartment. This way, a referral is naturally built into the process.
Host a Casual Interview
Once you’ve identified a few candidates, host a casual interview in a public place to get to know them. If you’ve met someone online, it’s especially important to get to know them in a public space first before moving forward. It’s also important to treat this interview as two people getting to know each other over coffee. You can tackle topics such as interests, daily routines, jobs, and living habits.
Use a Roommate Questionnaire
Did you know that personality quizzes can be used for roommate searches? A variety of websites offer these online questionnaires specifically for the purpose of finding a roommate. We love this list of questions from Dolly that will help you get to know how compatible you are with a potential new roommate.
If you’re on the hunt for a new apartment to share with a roommate, reach out today! We would be happy to share a tour of a community near you.