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Need a Roommate? 3 Tips for Choosing the Right One for Your Apartment Rental March 13, 2018

Ashland City Center, Ashland
Need a Roommate? 3 Tips for Choosing the Right One for Your Apartment Rental, Ashland, Kentucky

Whether you don’t like living alone or you want someone to make your rental property more affordable, finding a roommate is the perfect solution. Living with someone is a big commitment, so you need to perform your search the right way. Follow the tips below from Tudor Oaks Properties in Ashland, KY, to find the ideal person to share your apartment rental with.

3 Tips on Selecting a Roommate for an Apartment Rental

1. Consider Skipping Friends

Living with a close friend may seem like a good idea until you discover that they never wash their dishes or they complain every time you want to have friends over late at night. Just because you like to spend time with someone does not mean you’ll be compatible roommates, and these situations can ruin your friendship. If you are thinking about living with a friend, consider carefully their home lifestyle and talk with them extensively about their expectations for a roommate to ensure you’d be a good match. If you want to look outside your own circle, place an ad in online classifieds or share a request on social media for your friends to share with their friends.

2. Have a Real Conversation

apartment rentalWhen you sit down with a potential roommate, it’s better to talk things out before you commit to them. You should get to know them in a brief time, which involves asking some uncomfortable questions and having a real conversation. Prepare a list of questions that will help you understand the things important to you. For example, ask about their work schedule, how often they host guests, how loud they like to listen to music or watch television, whether they want to share household furnishings, or if they smoke or drink. You should also try to be as upfront as possible about the cost of rent and if they will be able to afford it.

3. Think About Their Expectations

Just as you have expectations for a roommate, they will have expectations too. As you talk with them, answer your own questions so they know what to expect from you. Ask them what they are looking for in a roommate to see if you’re a good fit. If they meet your expectations and you don’t meet theirs, it still won’t work. For example, if they are very neat and clean while you tend to be messy, there will be a big strain on your relationship.

Once you’ve found the perfect roommate, find your new apartment rental at Tudor Oaks Properties. They have a wide selection of home rentals, apartments, and townhomes for rent, so you can find the perfect place for your needs. Visit them online or call (606) 325-1240 to start your search.

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