HGTV teams up with rental experts at The Rental Girl, launching a NEW fabulous RENTAL section to their real estate site Frontdoor.com. They have put together a Rental Guide which features articles written by The Rental Girl agents. This one below is written by The Rental Girl’s Ellie Balderrama. She categorizes different types of roommates and then gives tips on how to deal with them.
Dealing with a difficult roommate? Try these solutions from The Rental Girl, a boutique rental agency based in Los Angeles.
One day, you wake up and do the math. To afford the better things in life — a nice apartment, travel, luxury car, Prada — you need to split your living costs with a roommate.
Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones with a “ghost” roommate lined up — someone who travels a lot, spends a lifetime at their significant other’s place, or is basically never home. Some roommates can become great friends and improve our social life. Others can scar us for life. Ideally, you’ll take the time to choose a roommate wisely.
But no matter how diligently you screen a potential roommate, you still may end up with a lemon. For those of you who are currently experiencing an undesirable roommate situation, The Rental Girl — a boutique rental agency based in Los Angeles — offers some tips on how to deal: