20 roommates & not a missed rent payment yet.
Here are the best qualities in a potential roommate and tenant.
Hey guys, max here. I have been renting rooms in my house for almost five years now. I've had over 20 roommates slash tenants and not a single one has ever missed their rent payment. Maybe a couple of days late, but never missed it. I figured out. And I'm going to share with you the best qualities to look for when you're renting out a room.
First quality is they're doing something with their life. The last thing you want is someone sitting in a home all day watching judge Judy and I only laugh because that's actually one time was one of my roommates did watch judge Judy all day. It was interesting. So whether they're working, whether they're studying, find someone who does something outside of the house and doesn't sit there all day.
Now that being said, I have also had some Mo some pretty good success with introverted and agreeable people. Those are personality traits. They must be agreeable. The quiet hour starts at 9:00 PM. Period nonnegotiable. Here's the rule. And having a introvert, a temperament means they're probably going to be in their room, watching TV with their headphones on, you know, things like that.
But the people. Who are home bodies? I actually have had some success because they're very quiet. They do their own thing. And that's that. So you don't always need a super extroverted person. To fill the bill. Sometimes the home body works. I just would shy away from it most times. And I only say that because I've had one experience where I nearly had to break up a fistfight between two felons, because both were home bodies and that they both thought they were the Metro man of the house.
When the reality, that was me. Obviously. So that was an interesting situation. So be careful and be leery of people who don't have much going on in their life. And then lastly, introverts, you usually don't have many guests over, and that is the number one source of potential conflict when you have roommates and when you were bringing over people, because.
Oh, too many variables to go into this video, but just people who have less guests over are usually the best roommates. You want someone who's relatively friendly. I don't need to be BFF best buddies with you. You know, you've known me since fifth grade. I don't need someone like that, but relatively friendly and cordial that says good morning and simply has a upbeat and at least neutral attitude against the world.
I've had roommates who. It looks like they're giving the middle finger to the world every single day. For what reason? I don't know. I simply don't know, but finding someone who's relatively friendly is in your best interest, because the last thing you want to do is to feel uncomfortable in your own home, which I have had that happen to me before.
And let me tell you it's not fun at all. Find someone who's willing to help with the household duties. The last thing you want is someone who's super lazy and leaves their crap out everywhere. And even if you do, like I do, I have a housekeeper and the housekeeper is me clean the house and they pay for it.
Obviously I'll just pay for in the house fund. Even if you know, you're going to clean it or have a housekeeper come in, having someone who's willing to do that is simply shows me that they're comprehensive, conscientious, and they're more likely going to clean up after themselves. Because the last thing I'm going to do is clean up after grown people.
Period. I am not your father or mother. And then lastly, some references or previous roommates, people can talk a really good game a lot of times. And a lot of times it's not the full truth. So getting to the full truth about previous roommates or actually verifying that are working, those are really important.
Actually verify what they're saying. Don't just take their word for it. Now that being said, I have had plenty of handshake agreements. And they've all worked out. Knock on, knock on wood. Don't have any, but they've all worked out. Thank goodness, but it's always good to verify, especially if it's someone you're not too familiar with.
Those are the qualities I look for. I ask them a lot of questions. And I have a question guide that you can get that the link right here for free to type your email in. And I will email you the question guide. I asked all my potential roommates slash tenants. However, there's so much more. What qualities do you guys look for in a roommate and what have you had success with common below?
And I will see you guys on the next one.