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3 Tips On How To Choose A Roommate For Your Off-Campus Apartment

3 Tips On How To Choose A Roommate For Your Off-Campus Apartment

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In just a few months, many students will be moving to off-campus apartments for the first time and choosing their roommates. This post is here to help you choose wisely by offering 3 tips for selecting a great roommate. Read below and we'll talk about how important it is that both people feel like they can trust each other as well as what information should be exchanged before signing that lease together. 
 

  1. Make sure your roommate is on the same page as you with regards to noise levels and house rules - The key to finding the perfect roommate is being upfront about your expectations and communicating these expectations with potential roommates. If you are looking for a place where you can have lots of people over, but your prospective roommate isn't into that idea or vice versa, it may very well not be a good fit. It's important to know what you want out of a living situation so that both parties are happy. 

  1. Look for a roommate who has similar interests as you, so that it's easier to get along – It's important to keep in mind that your roommate is going to be living with you and sharing space with you, so it's best if they have at least some of the same hobbies and interests as you do. If they don't, then there will probably be things that annoy them about how often or little you use certain spaces in the home. So, make sure you find someone who shares your likes and hobbies. It's worth it! You may even make a new friend in the process. 

  1. Ask questions about what you will be expected to do in the apartment - Finding a roommate can be tough, but you should ask questions to find out if they’ll be compatible. Will the person expect me to do chores? Is there food shopping involved? What about taking care of pets in the household? Do we have similar meal preferences and lifestyles as each other? These are just some factors that will help you determine whether this is the right living situation for you. Remember, it doesn't hurt to ask! 
     

Choosing the right roommate is essential for a successful off-campus living experience. The selection process for a roommate can be overwhelming, but we hope these tips will help you find your perfect match. Remember to ask questions about what is expected in the apartment and how much time each person expects to spend at home so you both know where they stand with regards to noise levels and house rules. It's time to take the stress out of roommate selection. 

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