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6 Tips to Find a Great Roommate

Joplin Roommates Having Fun Cooking Dinner TogetherIf you’re looking for a new roommate, you know how difficult it can be to find the right match. You want someone who is trustworthy, responsible, and understands your way of life. How can you guarantee that you find the best roommate possible? Here are some pointers to get you started!

  1. Define what you’re looking for in a roommate. Make a list of qualities that are important to you and use it to screen candidates. Make a point of asking about any deal-breakers (things that would make you unhappy) during interviews. While you may have an ideal roommate in mind, you must also be as practical as possible. It could be extremely difficult to find a new roommate if your criteria are too stringent.
  2. Scan your contact list. You probably know more people than you realize who may be seeking a roommate. As a result, starting with your contact list is a great place to start. Analyze your list to see if you already know a potential roommate. Then reach out and make inquiries! By letting people know you’re looking for a roommate, you might be able to find someone who is a good match for your lifestyle.
  3. Ask friends and family. It’s perfectly fine if you don’t know anyone who is looking for a roommate. Simply ask your family and friends if they know anybody who might be interested. There is a good chance that someone you know knows someone who is seeking housing. Also, because your friend or family member knows you, they may be able to recommend someone with whom you would get along well.
  4. Use social media. To expand your search, try using online resources and post your roommate’s needs on Reddit, Facebook groups, and Craigslist. You can also update your status on your own profile or inquire if anyone who follows you knows anyone. Make it clear what you’re looking for and avoid disclosing too much personal information.
  5. Try a roommate locating service. There are services that can assist you if you’re having trouble finding a roommate by yourself. Based on your taste and lifestyle, these services will match you with potential roommates. There may be fees associated with various services with varying modes of operation. Before you sign up for any service, make sure you do your homework.
  6. Choose the roommate that is the best fit for you and your lifestyle. It’s time to make a decision after speaking with a few potential roommates and checking out their references and rental history. If you can’t decide between several excellent candidates, trust your instincts and choose the person who best fits you and your lifestyle.


Now that you understand how to find the ideal roommate, all you need is the perfect Joplin rental home! Browse our listings online to find what you’re looking for.

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