Living expenses in Dallas are very high and if you want to live in this vibrant city, one of the easiest solutions is to put an advertisement for a roommate. Although the rent isn’t very expensive, you could get to save a lot of money that you could spend for leisure.
Probably you will live with this person for a long time, so it’s very important that, if you decide to go through with it, you put some real thinking into this.
Living in Dallas is something a lot of people would like to do so it shouldn’t be very hard to find the perfect roommate for you. The process is probably similar to the one you used to find the perfect apartment for rent for your needs. You should try to picture your ideal roommate and you should write down any characteristic that seems important to you. For example, if you hate smoking, you should write down that your ideal roommate should be a non-smoking person; if you have a pet, you should write down that your ideal roommate should be pet friendly, and so on. Once you put anything down, you should start writing an advertisement. Write down anything important about the apartment first. You should enhance its qualities but you should also talk about its flaws; for example you don’t want candidates to get disappointed just because you forget to mention in the advertisement that the apartment has just one window.
After you got a decent amount of replies, let’s say ten; start scheduling the appointments. These people are probably looking at a lot of Dallas apartments so it is a nice gesture of you to ask them to schedule the appointments. This way, they will be pleased and will find a time when they aren’t on a rush to take a look at your apartment. Of course, if you can’t make it to some of the appointments or if you think you are going to be on a rush, you should try to reschedule so the both of you will be calm and interested in each other.
When the day of the first appointments arrives, make sure you have in mind a list of questions about everything you want to know about the candidates. Also try to be as precise as possible about the cost of living in Dallas; talk about bills and anything that could matter when it comes to this and also you should make an effort and try to have a decent conversation with each candidate. These moments can be awkward but it is vital that you get to know each candidate to decide who will make the cut. That is why you shouldn’t rush any appointments and you should try to make anyone feel at ease with you. You should remember that this is awkward for the both of you so you shouldn’t judge one of the candidates just because he or she seems a little uncomfortable.