Finding a neighbor to share household expenses can sometimes get tricky. You need to find a trustworthy person who is responsible and reliable. It is important to attract the right candidate so that you know that the two of you can live together peacefully and he or she will be able to pay his or her share of the rent on time. One way to attract a suitable roommate is to create an ad that you are looking for a roommate. Post these ads in local publications, in newspapers, on the Internet, then check the recommendations and conduct interviews with those who responded. It is important to write your ad correctly to ensure that the right candidates respond.
Method 1 of 1: Writing a Roommate Notice
Step 1. Write an engaging headline
You need something that will grab people's attention and interest the type of people you are looking for as a neighbor. For example, if you are looking for a neighbor who goes to a nearby college, you might write, "Looking for a neighbor to share a great apartment near campus!"
Step 2. First of all, indicate the location of the house or apartment
This is one of the most important things people pay attention to, but if you want to protect your personal information, include only the name of the residential building, without the apartment number. Tell readers about the building type, location, and what is nearby. This will help weed out potential neighbors who might not like the location.
Step 3. Enter the rental price for the new neighbor in bold
Be specific and include any additional fees, for example if utilities are not included in the rental price. Potential neighbors need to know exactly how much they are expected to pay before applying.
Step 4. Write down what type of neighbor you are looking for
While it may seem like you're picky, the point of your ad is to appeal to the type of tenant you would like to live with. List characteristics, such as non-smoker, male or female, and other characteristics, like calm or cleanliness, that may be important to you.
Step 5. Advertise the apartment to a potential neighbor
List the advantages of the apartment itself, the residential complex and the surrounding area. You need to think about things that the type of roommate you are looking for might appeal to. For example, if you are looking for a calm and diligent neighbor, you need to mention something like “located in a secluded place, quiet at night, ideal for people trying to avoid noisy traffic”.
Step 6. Enter your name and contact information below
Do not include your last name in the ad. Include only your phone number and email address.
- Adding photos of your apartment to your listing is a good way to show potential roommates what it is.
- Conduct interviews with potential neighbors by phone or in person in a public place.