Learn How to Find a Flatmate

by iROOMit Team
16 August 2022
3 min read

What you and your home have to offer

It’s a good idea to brainstorm about what you can offer a potential flatmate before you write an ad. This can help you more easily write the ad text and attach photographs that will attract quality flatmates.

  • Some examples of what you might offer are: convenient location, your great personality, pets, cheap rent.
  • Write out a list of what you have to offer so that you can easily draw upon it when you write your ad.

What you are looking for in a flatmate

You’ll also want to consider what you are looking for in a flatmate before you compose your ad. This will help ensure that you thoroughly address every contingency that may happen with a flatmate.

  • A flatmate’s habits can significantly affect you and your home. Make sure to think about factors such as personality and habits such as cleanliness.
  • If you’ve ever had a flatmate, think about what you liked and disliked about them. You can use this information to help direct you as you formulate a list of what you are seeking in a flatmate.
  • Create a list of what you are looking for in a flatmate so that you can easily draw upon it when you write your ad.

Where to place your ad

Where you place a flatmate ad can determine the type of flatmate you attract. Considering where to place the ad can not only help you find the place best to advertise but also help the best flatmate find you.

  • You can advertise for flatmates in different locations including online, in the newspaper, on public bulletin boards, or having someone you know make an announcement.
  • Reading ads for flatmates in different sources can give you a sense of the clientele and types of people each publication offers. Perusing ads can also help you write the best text for your needs.

The location of the house or flat

One of the most important items potential flatmates look for in an ad is the flat or house location. This can help weed out potential flatmates who may not like the location or cannot afford it.

  • Include basic information about the location such as if it is a house, a flat building, and how many people live there.
  • If you want to protect your privacy, only include the flat building name, not your unit number. Inform readers of the type of building, the location, and the neighborhood. With a house, you can include the street.
  • Ask potential flatmates to email or call you for an interview and the house or building’s specific location.

Catchy headline

You want to compose an ad that will appeal to type of flatmate you are seeking. Coining a catchy and engaging headline can direct and hook potential flatmates.

  • Keep your headline short and to the point. Remember, this is just to draw in potential flatmates.
  • For example, if you are looking for a flatmate who attends a nearby college or university, you could use the headline, "Flatmate Wanted to Share Great Flat Near Campus!"
  • If you have pets, you could write "Cat lover seeking cat lover to share great flat and kitty cuddles."

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