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Top 5 Questions to Ask When Finding a Roommate

Picking a roommate to live with can be a difficult and daunting task. Many friends and family will tell you horror stories about roommate experiences. Although, asking the right questions when speaking to a potential roommate can decrease the chances of having a bad roommate experience.

Here are our top 5 questions to ask when finding a roommate:

  • Do you Smoke?
    1. Asking someone if they smoke is one of the most important questions when looking to share a house or apartment together.
    2. Smoke travels through homes extremely fast and the smell of smoke can adhere to clothing, furniture and more.
  • What time do you usually go to bed and wake up?
    1. Are you an early riser who likes to go to sleep early? Imagine having a roommate who is a night owl and likes to sleep in.
    2. If you and your roommate are not on similar sleeping schedules, you could consistently be woken up.
  • Do you like your room warmer or cooler?
    1. Although the difference between 68 degrees and 73 degrees may not seem like a lot, it can drastically affect the temperature in your place.
    2. Discussing this question before entering an agreement with a roommate can prevent disagreements about the consistent temperature in your room.
  • What is your typical weekend like?
    1. You can find out a lot about a person with this question.
    2. Some of their answers may be that they work on the weekends, they spend time with their girlfriend or boyfriend, or they party all weekend.
    3. This can help you identify if they will be spending lots of time in your house or apartment on weekend or if they will be out and about.
  • How do you think we should handle buying shared supplies?
    1. Splitting purchasing duties for items such as toilet paper, towels, and condiments is important to discuss before moving in together.
    2. You don’t want to be the only person purchasing supplies that you and your roommate will be sharing this can becomes very expensive.
Posted by: npropertygroup on April 14, 2016
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