Writing your room wanted advert
When registering we recommend you place a room wanted advert as landlords don’t just sit there waiting for e-mails or calls, they use our tenant database searching for tenants looking for rooms in their area.
In this section we’ll give you a little advice on getting your room wanted advert noticed. The best adverts give the reader a good insight into you and what you’re looking for, seeing an advert that just says “need a big room this week call me” might not quite have the effect you want it to, it’s not like writing a dating site advert, so putting a little effort in to it will go a long way.
If you look at it from the landlord’s point of view: they are letting a total stranger into their property so the insight will make this process easier. Being enthusiastic when writing your advert will get you the best response. Below is a list to give you a head start on maybe what to mention and add. If you're still stuck for inspiration, see the demo ad below or check out your rival ads.
- Upload your pictures!
- Where’s the location you would like to live?
- Is there a particular area in that location you want to live?
- Why do you want to move to there?
- Do you want to be close to i.e. University, shops, town etc?
- What do you do for a living?
- What hobbies do you have?
- What do you like doing to chill out?
- House facilities preference?
- Are you tidy?
- Your personality?
- Size of room you’re looking for?
- Housemate preference?
- Do you have kids or pets?
This all gives you further scope to finding a room faster, your advert works for you even when you’re not online as people could be calling and e-mailing you instead.
Hello, I’m Nigel, 22, I’ve been living in my own flat for 2 years but now I’m looking for something cheaper so I chose room rental. I still like Manchester and the area so if you have a good sized room preferably en-suite, contact me.
I’m a normal guy, stay in quite a lot but go out for one good night once a month, work different shifts but I am very quiet so I won’t disturb at night. I definitely need wireless internet and a dryer would be handy. I have a car so somewhere to park is essential. If you're an easy going person looking for a lodger I may have filled your vacancy. Give me a call or email.
Last one: I’m allergic to cats.