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Finding a roommate is an exciting opportunity to make new friends while saving some money on rent, utilities, and maybe groceries. However, it can be a bit overwhelming if you’re unsure where to start.
Here are some tips and resources on where to find your next roommate and what to consider before, during, and after the process.
Before you start searching, there are a few things you should consider such as your budget, timeline, lifestyle preferences, etc. This will help when you begin vetting your potential roommates. (and we STRONGLY recommend vetting and checking references!)
Whether you have a rental property lined up or not, you can get started on your roommate search by using some of the new services below:
These resources are extremely helpful because you can filter roommates by location, budget, and timeline, making it easier for you to find someone who is a great match.
After posting, you may get some responses indicating interest and the next step would be to meet in person and learn more about each other. Here are some things you will want to keep in mind if you’re going to live with someone new:
Meet in a public place and bring a friend to accompany you if you’d like.
Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy this process- moving to a new space is an exciting time filled with opportunities!
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