4 Tips to Help You Find the Very Best Roommate

 

Whether you want a roommate to make that luxury apartment suddenly affordable, or you simply love the idea of splitting the cooking and cleaning duties with someone, it's not always easy to find someone to live with.

Luckily, we've come up with some tips to help you find a great roommate -- whether you're a soon-to-be freshman at Auburn University or a young professional who's new to town.

 

Here's what we suggest doing:

 

1. Think about your must-haves

 

When you move in with someone, you've got to take the good with the bad, so think about the traits your roommate MUST have in order for you to maintain your sanity. For example, if you're a real neat-freak, and she doesn't care if there are dirty clothes tossed on the living room floor, it's never going to work. The Odd Couple may have been entertaining on TV, but it's no fun in real life!

 

2. Find out how individual you can be

 

Some Auburn apartment complexes will actually offer each person their own individual lease. That way, you're only responsible for your payment, and if your roommate falls behind on her payments, your credit and housing status won't be affected.

 

Or, if you want to make sure you won't be crammed into your new apartment like a sardine, look for an Auburn-area apartment that only allows one person per bedroom. That way, your roommate won't be able to spring a "surprise" roommate on you after you move in!

 

3. Talk ahead of time

 

If your potential roommate isn't already a friend, take some time to get to know her before you commit to sharing an apartment. If it's not feasible to meet up in person, have a phone conversation. That way, you lessen the chance of being blindsided by someone you don't like on moving day.

 

4. Tap into the power of technology

 

In today's technology-driven world, it shouldn't come as any surprise that technology can help you find a great roommate! In fact, thanks to apps and social media, you can find out all kinds of stuff about a potential roommate, without the safety risks that some websites come with.

For example, here at AuburnApartmentGuide.com, we've teamed up with RoomSync, an app that connects students through Facebook. You'll get to log in and see a little bit about potential roommates -- but you'll still be in complete control of your Facebook privacy settings -- so that you can see how the two of you mesh before you sign on the dotted line.

 

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