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Find A Roommate App: Best Bonus Features

Find A Roommate App: Best Bonus Features

There are lots of apps out there to help you find a roommate. Choosing the right one is a bit like picking between the same job at different companies. While the core functionality remains the same, each has different perks and benefits. It’s the same way when searching for a find a roommate app. Here’s a comparative list of benefits for different find a roommate apps out there, ordered from the fewest to the most.

Craigslist

Finds roommates: Yes
Finds rooms: Yes
Renter advice: No
Local guides: No
Benefits: Free to search

Summary: If you’re searching for rooms, roommates, or both, Craigslist offers nice perks in the quick and cheap department. There are some basic posting guidelines that people have to follow. But outside of that, posters have a lot of freedom in how they write their ads. This leads to a lot of diversity in posting style, which can be a bit confusing and make room-to-room comparisons a trial. Unfortunately, it also has a reputation for being a haven for scammers, shady brokers, and other undesirables.

Rent.com

Finds roommates: No
Finds rooms: Yes
Renter advice: Yes
Local guides: No
Benefits: Simple to use

Summary: Rent.com isn’t flashy, but its best benefit is that it’s straightforward to use. A quick filter menu at the top lets you set things like minimum and maximum price, pop in the neighborhood, and off you go. If you want more filters, you can add them. The interface gives you a scrolling option of whatever fits your filters, or you can jump over to the map view and select things based on location. However, it doesn’t let you find a roommate, so you’re still stuck there. And while each listing has some very basic neighborhood info, it doesn’t really help you get to know the area before you decide to move in.

Apartments.com

Finds roommates: No
Finds rooms: Yes
Renter advice: Yes
Local guides: Yes

Benefits: Nice GUI, easy to filter when searching large areas

Summary: Apartments.com has a pretty slick graphic user interface or GUI. That’s fancy talk for the window you mouse around on when you want to use their website. It’s pretty easy to scale in and out of large areas, even on statewide or national levels, and add or remove different filters. The listings update quickly and smoothly, which is a nice perk for large scale searches. There are two major drawbacks though. One, it doesn’t help you find a roommate. Two, it’s built for more national and state level searches. The renter’s advice on the blog is quite good but very general. The local guides offer nice overviews of a city or neighborhood but don’t get into many specifics and don’t update often.

Roomiapp.com

Finds roommates: Yes
Finds rooms: Yes
Renter advice: Yes
Local guides: Yes
Benefits: Safe and secure, find both rooms and roommates, easy to use, lots of local guide support

Summary: Roomi was started after all three of these options and was able to take the things people didn’t like about the websites and addressed them when starting the company. We combined great local advice, secure chat apps, roommate finders, apartment finders, helpful renting advice, and an easily accessible customer service crew all into one. For renter one-stop-shopping, our site has lots of benefits to offer. So head on over to the homepage and sign up!


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