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Tips for Finding a Great Ooltewah Roommate

Two Ooltewah Tenants Looking for a Roommate OnlineIf you’re looking for a roommate to share your Ooltewah rental home with, you might be thinking about how difficult it will be. After all, a roommate will greatly affect your home life– for better or worse. There are, however, things you can do to assist you in finding a roommate with whom you will get along. Following these guidelines will help you locate someone with the habits, values, and personality that will make them the greatest potential roommate for you.

Start early. Giving oneself ample time is the most critical aspect of selecting a suitable roommate. If you’re in a rush, you’re more likely to make poor judgments that will negatively affect your quality of life. If at all doable, begin looking for a roommate long before you need to move in.

Ask your friends. While living with a friend may not be the best option, you should ask the people you know if they are aware of anyone who is looking for a roommate. Someone you’ve been recommended by a friend, coworker, or family member could be a roommate with whom you’ll get along with really well because you both know and enjoy the same people.

Use social media. Make use of social media to spread the word about your search for a roommate. You can quickly make articles that explain your circumstances and the type of person you want to meet. Social media can also help you reach people outside of your immediate neighborhood. You might meet your new roommate when they relocate to your town from another location.

Do multiple interviews. After you’ve received a few applications, make sure to interview your top candidates several times. Prepare a list of questions to ask them, and then follow up with the ones you liked most after your first round of interviews. Make certain to ask about their employment situation and earnings. It may be unpleasant, but you must be aware of these facts. This will enable you to gain a better understanding of who each applicant is and how well they measure up to your requirements.

Know your deal-breakers. It’s also crucial to know what you won’t tolerate in a roommate. These “deal-breakers” are things that would make living with them intolerable. While everyone’s deal-breakers are different, recognizing yours might help you weed out those who aren’t a good fit (and communicate them to your potential roommate). Nobody wants to forfeit their security deposit due to a bad roommate.

Ask for references. It’s always a good idea to get multiple references from your potential roommate — and then call them. If the applicant is unable to recall any names or if all of their references are family members, these are red flags to be aware of. Ask questions that will help you grasp who the applicant is and how they act at home when you chat with each reference. When applying for a rental through RPM Your Home, we check landlord references for previous tenant conduct. This is included in our screening process.

Be upfront about costs and expectations. It’s important to be honest about your expectations and arrangements when interviewing possible roommates. This covers the amount of rent the roommate is responsible for, how and when payments are due, whether or not utilities are included, how much they cost, and so on.

Put everything in writing. Finally, any roommate agreement should be written down. A written, signed document will serve as a useful reference for both of you and will also come in handy if any future problems develop. Make your written agreement as specific and thorough as possible to your particular arrangement. All interested roommates should apply through our website in the case of a landlord-tenant relationship. Otherwise, this might be an instance of an unauthorized tenant, which could result in your leases being terminated.

Are you in the market for a new rental home? Real Property Management Your Home has an inventory of great listings that update regularly. Contact us or browse available properties online.

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