7 Tips for How to Find a Good Roommate

Having trouble finding your ideal roommate? Tired of living alone? Below are some tips that will help you find your next roommate.


Know Your Limits

Always have expectations and set the bar high. When you have goals and certain aspects in mind of what type of roommate you are looking for, do not deviate from what you want! Knowing your limits will keep you positive and help you pick from various options more easily. To make things a little easier, write down the qualities of what you are looking for in a potential roommate and what you expect of them.

The Search

There are various ways to find a roommate like roommate finding websites, local postings, and word of mouth. Before you search for a roommate online, ask around and see if you can find a roommate that way. Looking at local postings in the desired area you plan to move to or are already living in and see if you can find anyone. If those fail, try searching online for roommates. Many roommate search website give you the option to look for a roommate that has a room available or let you list your open space for rent.

Do Multiple Interviews

Once you seek out a few people that you would like to have as potential roommates, conduct individual interviews. Have your expectations prepared along with any questions or concerns you may have for the individual. Try and find out their habits and be upfront about costs. It is better to get everything out in the open now rather than not knowing enough information.

Red Flags

When meeting potential roommates, look out for any red flags. Is the person being vague about where they are living or even about who they are? Next.

Narrow It Down

After conducting interviews, set up a pros and cons list for each individual in which you interviewed. Which ever one meets your expectations the most is probably your best bet.

Find a Space

If the roommates that you selected doesn’t have a place and you don’t either, its time to search for one! Look for an apartment that is in both you and your roommates price range and is in an area that is convenient for both of you.

Roommate Agreement

Before move-in day, you may want to set up a roommate agreement with your selected roommate. Lay down any ground rules, etc. by making an agreement, it will hold both you and your roommate accountable.


No need to stress anymore! Finding a roommate can be made easy with the tips above. Comment below how you plan to find a roommate.

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Victoria Naranjo

Victoria Naranjo

Victoria is a full-time student at Bridgewater College and writer for Apartment Showcase.

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