Apartment hunting can be fun and frustrating. But once you’ve found the perfect place, you can heave a sigh of relief. Unless, of course, your next job is to hunt for a new roommate.
Know What To Expect
Apartment hunting is usually a lot easier than roommate hunting. As soon as you walk in the door of a new apartment, you can see exactly what you’re going to get. It’s not that easy with people. Everyone has their own ideas, views, and thoughts that they bring to the table. Finding the right person to share an apartment with means finding someone who has many of those attributes in common with you. It also means knowing what you expect from the person you choose to live with.
Do you want a person who pays the rent and keeps to themselves, or are you looking for a buddy to hang out with? Deciding what type of roommate you want will go a long way toward choosing the right person for the job.
Practice Good Communication
Good communication is important. When interviewing potential roommates, be up front about your expectations. Some of the most important questions you should ask include:
• Do you smoke or use recreational drugs?
• How do you feel about cleaning?
• Do you mind sharing household items and common spaces?
• How often do you like to have guests come over?
• Do you have pets or allergies?
• Are there any health concerns I should know about?
• Do you have a partner who will be spending the night? If so, how often?
• Why did you move out of your last apartment?
If you don’t feel comfortable asking these questions in the roommate interview, you’re not going to feel comfortable addressing the issues after they move in. And that can lead to a host of problems.
Choose The Right Apartment
If you know that you’re going to have a roommate or two move in with you, it’s important to choose the right apartment from the start. While apartment hunting, look for something that has plenty of space so that you don’t get in each other’s way constantly. You want to be sure that you’re both comfortable in the living situation for as long as you’re required to be there. Choose an apartment that has the right number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and floors to keep you all satisfied.
Lockwood Residential has plenty of options to meet your apartment hunting needs. The right space, the right designs, and the right amenities can go a long way toward a comfortable life. With an apartment this beautiful, you’ll have no trouble finding someone who wants to share the space for as long as you’ll have them. Contact us today.