3 creative ways to find a roommate we bet you didn’t know about


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As far as I know, roommate mixers are usually free, pretty frequent and are easily booked online.There is that one event called speed roommating, that seems to be pretty popular. The idea is to have the roommate looking commmunity to come off  the online pages into a real 4D world of ours. When you arrive you fill up the “Hello” badge sticker, where you write your name and indicate whether you are looking to rent a room or find a roommate for your place, as well as your desired price and location, just like you would do it if you filled out a profile on a roommate matching website. And after you have your badge filled and your glass full the time has come to socialize and get to know each other better. In my opinion, taking a couple good photos of your place prior to arriving at an event would be good.


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creative ways to find a roommate in NYC

Utilize facebook’s post boost option. What is better than Facebook post when you are trying to share something with the world? The answer is – a boosted facebook post that is guaranteed to be seen by at least one thousand people in the area of your desire. Again, it is like creating a profile on a roommate matching site, only instead of submitting your post to the board with hundreds of other similar posts, you are going to be competing with no one else. That’s right , instead of submitting your add to be one of a hundred similar ones, and hoping that someone will notice and read it, you can choose, who and how many people are going to see your add. You can choose the city, the age and even the interests of people you want to see the ad, and odds are you get at least one right roommates out of a thousand plus that your Facebook add is going to reach.


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Try looking for a roommate on youtube. Youtube is like happy medium between the online add and a roommate mingle event. You are still heard and seen “life”, so people can truly see who you are, and what you have to offer, but you don’t have to spend your time going out to actually meet them, you can just lay out all you have to offer and let the people decide if that is what they are want. I would recommend you, though, to really work on a great catchy title for your video, just to make sure that it is noticed by youtube’s audience and try your best to attract the best ones to want to share an apartment with you. Youtube is the perfect opportunity to establish rapport with your potential rooommates before you actually see them. Smile (a lot!), be positive. tell a little about yourself and your interests, take a little tour around your apartment  if you are renting out a room in your own home,  simply work your magic and you shall see results pretty fast!!

These are creative ways to find a roommate that I came up with, but I challenge you to not rest here and brainstorm other ideas, that might help you to deal with a roommate search ordeal faster, safer and more effectively and I’m sure you will be able to find some genious ways of doing it!!

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