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How to Find a Roommate – Quick, Free and Easy

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June 16, 2014 by danisdecadentdeals

 

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Are you looking for a roommate to move into your place or are you looking to find a place to live?  If you are, there is an awesome service you must check out!  It is called www.Roomates.com .  This service is for people looking to rent out their rooms as well as people looking to rent rooms in apartments, condominiums or houses!  When I was in my early 20’s and needed roommates to fill my extra room in my Newport Beach apartment, I used the roommates.com service and found 3 different roommates this way in a matter of days each time!  It is quick, easy and free to find people with this service, so I though I would share a bit about it with you.:)

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I remember being really stressed out when a roommate would tell me they need to move out as our year lease was coming to an end.  With roommates.com, I ended up feeling a bit more comfortable because I knew I had a tool to screen our potential people and to select people I saw fit to move in. 

In my time in my apartment in Newport Beach (4 years long and only place I ever had to recruit roommates) I had 4 different people.  The first roommate I had I met in a bathroom at the local night club/ bar, Pierce Street Annex and she worked in education, just as I did so we were a perfect match. When roommate #1 decided to move to a different city I was really scared I would not find anyone.

 

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Roomie #1

From surfing the net, I found a website called roomates.com which was a free service in which I was able to sign up with an account and put in pertinent information revolving around the type of person I was looking for to room with. The service is free to sign up; the only drawback is that you cannot read messages from people that write you unless you sign up for a nominal fee.  The fees are as follows:  Choice Membership: $5.99 for a 3 day trial, $19.99 for 30

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Roomie #2

days, and $29.99 for 60 days.  However, you get so many messages from people; you are able to find someone really quickly. Other roommate services cost much more than this one. In addition to this information, I would simply put my email address in my ad so that people could contact me if they chose to that were already paying for the services, so I never ended up spending a penny…

This service is based in the United States only and it is very helpful to find people in your area that are searching for roommates and have the same interests as yourself.  Free services included in roomates.com include a photo profile, 2 way matching a roommate search, and an ability to contact potential roommates.

 

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Roomie #3

To use roommates.com it take a few minutes to create a profile, and then you can simply search for roommates by using either “I need a room” or “I have a room” search, a state, and a city.  I instantly had so many people contacting me from this service after I sent emails to select people that looked interesting to me. In my emails to them I included my email address and then they contacted me and I said above, I never paid a penny! It is free & easy to get started!  Have you ever used roomates.com?  Let me know what you think of this service below.:)

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Roomie #4

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28 thoughts on “How to Find a Roommate – Quick, Free and Easy

  1. Laurel Bill says:

    I’m sure that finding a roommate is quite stressful – and a bit scary. I’m glad to learn that there is a service out there to make the process easier … and safer!

  2. I have never had a room mate ever and honestly I have always avoided that scenario. I am not a fan of living with someone. Roommates.com looks like a great service though

  3. Kungphoo says:

    Sounds like a wonderful service! I’ve never had a room mate or been in the position to need one, but if I ever did I would definitely look into this. 🙂

  4. john baker says:

    trusty room mate are hard to find thanks for the great info
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  5. other than college, I’ve (thankfully) never had to find a roommate, but I’ll keep this site in mind to recommend. I work with a lot of young military, so this may be useful thanks!

  6. other than college, I’ve (thankfully) never had to find a roommate, but I’ll keep this site in mind to recommend. I work with a lot of young military, so this may be useful thanks!

  7. Awesome! I didn’t know that this kind of site exist. This will be forwarded to a friend. Thank you for sharing!

  8. I have to say that I’m so glad I’m passed this stage, but will share with my daughter who is now in it!

  9. Jim Striegel says:

    I had no clue these sites existed. Sounds like it’s a great tool to find a roommate.

  10. Lisa Hodges says:

    Thanks for sharing this information. Great time of year when kids are heading out of the home.

  11. This was a really great service that you used when you rented all those years ago and you were able to meet some really cool people as well.

  12. Dov Shapira says:

    Hmmmm I’d like to find a cute room mate, Do you know of one?

  13. deannaheiliger says:

    What a great service this provides! My only roommates ever were my siblings. I think it would be fun to meet a roommate this way, I bet you made some fun and lasting relationships!

  14. tara pittman says:

    My daughter needs this service. She needs to find a new place to live soon.

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