Price Your Room Competitively
Be Specific in Your Room Advertisement
The easiest way to have your notifications light up after posting your ad is by being vague. A roommate ad should support your desire to find the perfect roommate and spell out the specific characteristics and attractive traits you want in a roommate.
Once the ad is active, people will begin calling you. Prepare several questions to ask them to get a sense of who they are and if they would be a good fit for you.
Have a Solid Rental Agreement
Make sure you have everything in writing. You want to make sure all your dealings with your roommate are in written format. The other party will not attempt foul play with everything in writing. Written agreements are real and tangible.
Treat This As a Business Venture
Treat the agreements you have in place with respect. When the roommate pays late, charge the late fee. This communicates that you do not play games, and your roommate(s) will respect you more for it.