How to Find the Perfect Apartment Roommate

The perfect apartment roommate sometimes feels like an impossible task.

The perfect apartment roommate sometimes feels like an impossible task. Anybody who has ever shared an apartment has their opinion on what makes a great roommate. And, of course, anybody who has a lousy roommate is eager to tell you of all their horror stories, potentially scaring you from the idea. However, living with roommates can be fantastic for people who want to save on rental payments and enjoy being social and sharing their living space with somebody. If you remember that judging roommates is all relative, and if you keep in mind what is important for you, you could find a suitable apartment roommate. Read on to learn more!

Understand What Makes a Good Apartment Roommate

It’s important to remember what exactly a roommate is. While you’re hoping to be friends with your roommate, you are not searching for a friend but rather a roommate. Just because you’re good friends with somebody does not mean you’ll automatically be great roommates for each other. Think about compatibility before you consider likeability. Are your sleep schedules similar? Does your potential apartment roommate prefer quiet while you choose to play music? How often do you think your house should be cleaned? Will they use certain parts of the apartment more often, like the balcony or kitchen? Subjects like these are essential to talk with a roommate, but not always a friend.

Is Having an Apartment Roommate Right for You?

Deciding to share your personal living space with somebody, especially if they are a stranger, is a big decision, so you should think about very carefully. Weigh out the pros and cons of the situation, and decide if having roommates is best for you at this current moment. Sometimes roommates are the best choice, and sometimes they are not. If you choose to find a roommate, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. Just because you have had a roommate before, that does not mean you have to have one again. Even if your prior experience was good, those were under different circumstances, and you must factor in any changes.

Find that Apartment Roommate

Now that you have decided to live with roommates and know which type of roommate you want, you can start the search to find that person. If you do not know anyone you want to live with currently, you can find an apartment roommate online. Several roommate-matching websites exist which can help you find a roommate that meets your criteria.

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Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!