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3 Tips for Choosing a Roommate September 23, 2019

Cookeville, Putnam
3 Tips for Choosing a Roommate, Cookeville, Tennessee

Finding the right person to live with can be a challenge. You need someone who can hold up their financial responsibilities, have a compatible lifestyle, and get along with you. If you’re looking for a roommate to share your rental, the following tips will help make sure you’re happy throughout your lease.

How to Find the Perfect Rental Roommate

1. Consider Friends Carefully

Many great friendships have suffered because people chose to move in together. Just because you enjoy spending time with them doesn’t mean you’re compatible as roommates day in and day out. Though it’s certainly possible to have a harmonious living situation with a friend, it’s often recommended to seek out a stranger. Use online classifieds, social media, or referrals from friends and colleagues to narrow down your choices, and if things don’t work out, you won’t lose a friend.

2. Ask Them Thorough Questions

rentalWhen you’re talking with a potential rental roommate, it’s better to ask those sometimes-tough questions early on. Make a list of your priorities and discuss them when you meet.

Ask lifestyle questions about their work and sleep schedule, how often they entertain, whether they drink or smoke, how much television they watch, and whether they have a significant other who will be over often. Ask financial questions such as whether they have a good credit rating, whether they make two to three times their rent, and how they want to split the cost of common household items.

3. Ask What They Expect

What they expect from you is just as important. Encourage them to ask their own questions and answer them as honestly as possible. You’ll want to meet their expectations as well to be a good fit. What they ask you will also tell you what their own priorities are, and they may bring up some important considerations that you overlooked.


When you and your new roommate are ready to find your rental, go to Buckner Properties in Cookeville, TN. This property management company has high-quality apartments available throughout the area at reasonable rates. They’ll take care of you during your lease with their maintenance and cleaning services. View their available rental properties online and call (931) 526-2104  to talk with a team member.

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