It’s a fact: Living in New York City is expensive. Even though Flushing apartment rentals are known for their lower price tags, some residents still find themselves wishing that they had someone to help with the costs.
Roommates are practically a rite of passage in Flushing apartment rentals. You’ve probably heard horror stories that have made you consider taking a second, third or even fourth job to cover your expenses rather than invite a stranger to share your space!
These horror stories don’t have to be your reality. Experience roommate bliss - or roommate tolerance - with these four questions that you can incorporate into your roomie interview:
How are you handling pandemic precautions?
If you strictly follow CDC guidelines while your potential roommate looks puzzled at the mention of COVID-19, it might not be a match made in heaven. Sharing your space with someone who views the pandemic the way you do will alleviate a lot of stress.
Do you smoke or vape?
This question is crucial, especially if you don’t light up. Some Flushing apartment rentals have pretty stringent smoking policies. Your lease agreement should clearly state your unit’s smoking policy, and you need to reinforce it during the interview.
What is your work schedule?
Understanding what time your roommate gets up for work, when they will need the bathroom to get ready and if they work from home will help both of you decide if a space-sharing arrangement will work. It usually takes nothing more than a little compromise to get everyone out the door for work, but it helps to know this ahead of time.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
This question tells you if you are interviewing a homebody or party animal. While your best roommate match might be your polar opposite, this question will help alert you to any major personality clashes.
If you are interested in Flushing apartment rentals, connect with Flushing Realty today. We will introduce you to affordable options, and we’ll share more tips for finding a roommate match!