1. Who knows what to look for, he finds it.
How does the saying go? Who seeks, finds? Do you already know exactly what to look for? Which neighborhood would you like to live in? What size should the room have? What is the budget available? Do you prefer roommates for men or women, and what age? Do you care about cooking together and cleaning the house? Do you prefer to share the accommodation individually and independently? Which aspects are absolutely essential, which are desirable and which ones are you willing to discuss? Much information can already be obtained from announcements of rooms in shared accommodation. This way you save time by not visiting shared accommodations that do not match your criteria
2. Where to look?
WG-Zimmer , students.ch or Ronorp platforms are very useful for carrying out a search based on your needs . Of course you can involve your friends in finding a room in a shared accommodation using Facebook or e-mail – perhaps one of them knows someone who is looking for a roommate or a roommate.
The more precise the description of what you are looking for, the more likely you are to succeed. Nor should we forget the word-of-mouth offline route. Tell your friends about your research – unexpected acquaintances often emerge from acquaintances and from their circle of acquaintances.
3. You absolutely want to get that room
Among the announcements you have found a room that convinces you from all points of view and you absolutely want to become a roommate of that apartment? In this case, let people know that you already live there. Create a special application that allows you to emerge from the mass of other interested parties. Make sure it contains all the important and necessary information, because most likely no one will take the trouble to search for the data to contact you. Explain clearly why you want to share that accommodation and why you think you are the ideal roommate or roommate.
4. Visit the shared accommodation
If you are lucky, your application will result in an invitation to visit the accommodation. Clarify the outstanding points, the aspects that are essential for you and those on which you are willing to discuss (see point 1). This will help you understand if the shared accommodation is right for you. Most likely they will ask you questions. Be frank and do not conceal anything, because in the end a possible cohabitation will also have to work. Lies are therefore absolutely to be avoided.
5. If the application was not successful
If your roommates have chosen another person, try not to take it, even if it won’t be easy at first. Think that there are still many other fantastic homes and shared rooms waiting for you. The best thing is to spread the news that you are looking for a room in a shared accommodation with as many friends and acquaintances as you can. Perhaps you will find the right solution for you through these channels.