Everyone knows the stress of finding a new roommate; lucky for you, there are new ads posted in Facebook groups every day. We took it upon ourselves to do you all a favor and ask potential roommates the important questions we all have.
Everyone has a cute and cuddly friend they can’t stand to live without. This is why it’s very important to ask your potential roommate how they feel about having a pet in the household, along with the various quirks which may come with them.
7.) Your prized possessions:
It’s very important that your new place of living has enough space to provide for your most important possessions. Keep in mind to always ask your future space-sharer if there is truly enough space to fit everything in; if not, keep searching, pal!
6.) Cost of rent:
This subject can be pretty touchy. We’re all broke college students, so most people can be kind of flexible about rent and how you pay for it. Don’t be afraid to discuss different means of payments; compromise is key.
5.) Bargain hard:
I’m Rick Harrison, and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss. Everything in here has a story and a price. One thing I’ve learned after 21 yearsv- you never know what is gonna come through that door.
4.) Medical Conditions:
In order to make sure your roommate situation plays out well in the long run, it’s important to make sure that you inform them of any serious medical conditions.
3.) Double check the space comes with all amenities:
Housing companies around campus will come up with all kinds of loopholes to get students to pay more than their fair share. Before you jump into a contract you might regret, make sure that the house comes with all the ins and outs.
2.) Extracurricular activities:
If you’re someone who facilitates a club or group, make your potential roomie aware of it. No one wants to have that awkward “get your tail-wearing friends outs of my living room” talk three weeks into the semester.
1.) Answer any questions they have for you:
Last but certainly not least, answer all of the questions the person you’re questioning moving in with may have for you. This deal is a two-way street, so be sure to be accepting of any ifs, ands, or buts that may arise.
Hopefully this helped ease you into the process of answering those Facebook roommate ads. If we can do it, anyone can; go get ‘em, tiger!
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