Living with roommates can have a big impact on your life. Sure, your habits will get shaken up a little. But with healthy communication, an open mind, good listening skills, and mutual respect, it can be a rewarding experience that leads to lifelong friendships.

Sharing an apartment is obviously a great way to save some money, but before you jump in, make sure you have what it takes to be a good roommate: the willingness to share, compromise, and adapt.

You’ll need to follow certain agreed-upon rules, be friendly and respectful, and participate in everyday chores to keep the apartment clean.

You also must be able to pay your rent each month, along with any other associated expenses.

If you’re game, we can help you find a great roommate (or roommates)!