Looking for new roommate!

So my two roommates are moving out this month to live with one of their close friends. After 6 months, I didn’t really get a chance to know them, but I’ll miss them. Kinda bummed that they’re leaving—it’s nice to have friendly company. Anyway, it works out for the best, considering that it opens up my options again.

However, I’d like to be cautious about who I room with… so I’d like to get your advice on a) What’s the best way to find a potential new roommate, and B) Can you look at this description below and tell me if it’s satisfactory for craigslist.com? Let me know if I’m missing any critical details… or if there’s anything additional you think I should add/subtract. Thanks!!

$XXX Tyson’s Corner Condo 1BR/1BA, Utilities Included (Vienna 22182)

1588 Leeds Castle Dr., Unit #102
Vienna VA 22182

At a glance:
Rent: $XXX/month (1 month security deposit required)
Utilities Included: Electric, Gas, Water, Wi-Fi Internet
Bedroom: 1 (furnished)
Bathroom: 1
Parking: 1
Flexible Lease Terms: 6-12 months
Pets: No
Smoking: No
Guests: Guests are welcome, but not overnight.
Available: April 1, 2009

About Me:

Hello, I’m Jeff. I’m a 29 year old professional asian male that typically works from 9am-7pm (or later). I’m clean, quiet, trustworthy, responsible, and respectful of privacy, space, and personal belongings. I don’t drink, smoke, or have pets. I’m looking for an individual (male or female) to share living space with—someone with similar living habits. Learn more about me on my blog.

Photos of the Condo

The Exterior

The Kitchen

The Dining Area

The Living Room

Your Furnished Bedroom

Your Bathroom

Porch View


Other Tidbits:
· Community Swimming Pool
· Community Fitness Center
· Close to Tysons Corner Center & Tysons Galleria Mall
· Close to Harris Teeter and Giant grocery stores
· Close to great restaurants
· Close to 495, 66, and 123
· Convenient to National & Dulles International Airports

jeffwongdesign@aol.com or call XXX-XXX-XXXX

**UPDATE!** Thanks for all of your feedback via email. It was very helpful refining. I’ll let you guys know how it goes. I actually posted the ad on craigs list last night at around 11pm, and got a response in 3 hours. Unfortunately AOL MAIL deleted ALL of my mail for no reason. I’m really upset at AOL right now. I may have to delete my account because of that. This is not the first time my email has disappeared. Anyway, I reposted the ad here. Check it out and let me know what you think!

2 thoughts on “Looking for new roommate!

  1. I got a couple of responses from craigs list–not sure if any of those will pan out. I have a coworker who is interested in rooming with me. That actually sounds like it has potential.

    If you know anyone moving up this way in the future, let me know. I’m definitely interested in finding good people to live with.

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