Help me find a housemate
June 30, 2011 6:49 PM Subscribe
Having terrible trouble finding a roommate, advice needed!
posted by serazin to home & garden (13 answers total)
My roomie is moving out this weekend and I haven't been able to fill the room. I live in Oakland which is very population dense and, I thought, pretty desirable. On the less-attractive-as-a-house side, we're out in East Oakland (a safe part of it, but distant from Berkeley and SF where a lot of Bay Area folks spend their time). Also, I'm in my late 30s and I have a kid. I imagine the average person who is looking for a houseshare is in their 20s and might not want to live with a kid.
The room is in the low-average range of what else is listed on craigslist.
How can I make the place more desirable and attractive? What makes an appealing housing ad? I do have photos and have tried both a short and long description on craigslist. Have also forwarded ad to everyone I know and posted on facebook several times. I really hope to avoid moving - I can't afford a two bedroom place or even a 1 bedroom. ):