What It Offers:
EasyRoommate.com, "the #1 roommate website in the U.S.," helps you find a roommate through its extensive searching features. It also offers a service to landlords for getting tenant leads based on site traffic.
Where It Covers:
EasyRoommate.com covers 19 countries and is available in 12 languages.
What You Can Do Without Signing Up:
You can access sample previews of your search results.
What It Costs:
EasyRoommate.com offers two types of memberships -– "Basic" and "Premium." There is no charge for Basic membership. You can add your profile with up to four photos, browse matches, exchange e-mails with Premium members and notify Basic members of your interest. You can also opt to get immediate e-mail notification of new matches.
If you upgrade to a Premium membership (also referred to as "subscribing"), you can exchange e-mails with all members, gain access to phone numbers of members who have chosen to display it in their ad, and you can post two ads in your account.
The duration and prices of the Premium membership vary on factors such as which city you're searching and whether you have a room. The basic prices for people looking for a room are: $9.99 for five days, $14.99 for 10 days, $19.99 for 30 days, and $29.99 for 45 days.
How to Sign Up:
Signing up for EasyRoommate.com is quick and easy.
You complete an online form that asks for basic information, including whether you need a room or already have one. Enter your e-mail address and create a password, and you're set with a Basic membership. You can choose to upgrade to a Premium membership at any time. EasyRoommate.com keeps your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address private.
You can, of course, share your contact information with matches through e-mail, if you wish. In addition, you can choose to display your phone number in your ad to Premium members.
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Once You've Found a Roommate:
If you're lucky enough to have found a roommate on EasyRoommate.com, you can deactivate your membership at any time. If you sign up for the 30-day subscription but don't find a roommate within that time frame, EasyRoommate.com offers an additional 30-day subscription at no charge.