In this article, we’ll review using Roomster.com! Another roommate finder website and mobile app that I recently discovered for finding your next roommate.
Roomster can help you for finding a new roommate, being a live-in landlord and renting out a room, or being able to rent out your entire place.
In this review, I’m going to give you a complete overview of Roomster.
We are going to cover the following areas:
- Signing up and Logging In
- My Experience Creating a Listing
- Filling Out Your Personal Profile
- My Experience With Viewing the Listings
- Membership Options
- The Downside of Roomster
- How to cancel your Automatic Renewal
- Roomster is Available Throughout The U.S.
- Final thoughts
Before we begin, I noticed during my research on Roomster from some Google searches that some people reported being scammed by an issue with Roomster’s automatic billing system.
They were automatically charged and did not cancel the subscription before a certain time limit. I can assure you, Roomster is not a scam.
In a bit, I’ll show you how to cancel the Automatic Billing, so this does not happen to you.
Signing up and Logging In
The registration process is pretty straightforward, but … READ MORE
Ever wonder about using a website like Craigslist to find a roommate online? Well, if you’ve ever searched on Google for the term “Roommate Finder” or “Best Free Roommate Site” there’s a good chance you saw a local listing from Craiglist in the results.
In my roommate guide 8 Steps to Finding and Moving in With the Perfect Roommate I talk about how you can search for and evaluate the best roommate finder website to use for your local area.
If Craigslist turned out to be your only choice, you’re in luck. In this guide, I’m going to provide you with everything you need to know for writing and responding to roommate wanted ads on Craigslist. You’ll learn how to do this in a very safe and smart way. Thus, getting rid of flakes or worse that creepy feeling you might get with the idea of using Craigslist to find a roommate.
You’ll learn how to do this in a very safe and smart way. Thus, getting rid of flakes or worse that creepy feeling you might get with the idea of using Craigslist to find a roommate.
Let’s get started! By the way, you can use these … READ MORE
Knowing how to meet up with a new potential roommate safely seems like common sense, but is it? It is for someone who has done online dating or sold something to a stranger on Craigslist.
But for many people, the idea of meeting a complete stranger is terrifying.
Before we get started, I want to share some quick tips with you. These tips will help you initiate a friendly meeting and conversation with any new potential roommate.
After all, it’s a conversation that will help you discover any one of the red flags we discuss below.
Tip#1: If you are hitting it off with a great e-mail conversation, it’s ok to exchange phone numbers. If you are feeling right about them after a phone or text conversation, go ahead and plan to meet them.
Tip#2: I always recommend you meet at the location of the residence you are going to share or meet in a public place nearby at a coffee shop or cafe. If you feel nervous about meeting this new person, you can bring a friend with you.
Tip #3: If this person turns out to be a deadbeat because they flake out, I would cancel … READ MORE
Signing a rental or lease agreement can be serious business. It’s a legal binding contract between you and your landlord. If you have roommates, there most likely going to sign this with you as another co-tenant. Unless other arrangments are made.
We’re going to review what prerequisites are required before an agreement can be signed.
- A Competed Rental Application
- A Credit Report
- A Criminal Background Check
- Personal References
- Employment & Income Verification
It’s perfectly reasonable for landlords to request some personal information from you before making a rental agreement. This information will be provided to them with the rental application and any other authorization forms you sign.
If they are not asking for it, I’d have a big question mark about them and presume that the place I might be renting is not legitimate. You may even consider walking away from it.
Who wants to pay for moving expenses to relocate to a place that has no real agreement about staying there for an extended period of time? Something to think about.
If you are a property owner and renting out rooms or other units you’ll be the landlord. So providing the rental agreement and authorization … READ MORE
What is a roommate from hell? It’s the roommate who damages your stuff or sucks at cleaning. In this article we’ll discuss some lessons that will teach you exactly how to put that roommate in their place.
It’s time to get back on track with you living in a happy space between you and your roommates.
Let’s begin with a little roommate from hell story!
In 2009, I had met a really nice roommate, and we completely hit it off. Then they moved in, and everything seemed normal for the first month. Then with a serious look on their face, they asked me if I could show them how to use the vacuum and the mop.
I was in total disbelief that they would ask me this, but I found it a bit humorous at the same time. A bunch of other cleaning problems came up after that too, and I was not going to be their maid. They moved out a couple of months later.
The lesson here was I could have saved a lot of time if I knew about the cleaning problem before they moved in. So I always bring that story up and see … READ MORE