How Room+Mates Works

Room+Mate & Apt Sharing Guide 2024

How Room+Mates Works

Find Your Perfect Room+Mate

Browse Room+Mate Apts

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Meet Room+Mates

We are professional Room+Mate Matchmakers. Apartments Expert is how people find and share apartments with roommates. We are the best NYC website to find your RoomMate and your apartment to share. We have successfully worked with many hundreds of roommates that have come directly to us. We are proud of Our Reviews we earned.

1st Step

Browse Our Featured Room+Mate Apts & Rooms

Our listings detail private room and shared common space descriptions, pictures and videos.

Featured RoomMate Apartments

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2nd Step

View Apts & Rooms

After browsing our curated apartments available for shares you should complete your confidential Room+Mate Matching Questionnaire so we can begin matching you with RoomMate(s).

3rd Step

Meet Room+Mates
Seamless & Stress Free

We verify and validate each Room+Mate with state issued ID and social media . We will match you with our best choice RoomMate(s) based on similar characteristics, attributes and financial compatability.  

We will organize an introduction meeting with you and your potential roommate(s) for a tour of the rooms and apartment(s). There is no obligation to move forward with any Room+Mate or apartment

RoomMate Questionnaire

4th Step

Apply For Apartment
Application Submission

We will be working with you and your potential RoomMate(s) at this time to prepare your apartment rental application and documents for a building owner or management company.

We will coordinate your apartment rental application submission through the building owner or management company review and evaluation.

5th Step

Lease Signing

We coordinate your lease signing with building owner or property management, you and your RoomMate(s) once you are approved. We attend lease signing with you and your RoomMates

How Long Does It Take?

RoomMate Introduction
Apartment Tour

We target 2-4 weeks from your questionairre submission to a RoomMate Introduction and apartment tour.

Apartment Application Submission
Lease Signing

It will take an additional 5-10 days for an Apartment Rental Application to be processed and approved

We advise potential RoomMates to submit their Questionairre 5-6 weeks before their desired move in date

What Are The Costs?

No costs for RoomMate matching.
Apartment Rental Application

After we have successfully matched you and your RoomMates you will pay a non refundable $50 apartment rental application fee to submit your application to the building owner or management company.

Apartment Application Submission
Deposit

You and each RoomMate will pay a deposit of 1 month of your private room rent when your apartment rental application is submitted to a building owner or property manager for review. This deposit will be returned to you if your apartment application is declined by the building owner or property management. This deposit will be deducted from monies due at lease signing for 1st month of rent and one month of security deposit

Lease Signing Costs
Due At Lease Signing

Each RoomMate will need the first month of rent for their private bedroom and one month of rent for their private bedroom as security deposit. Some apartments may have broker fees. Apartments are clearly marked as No Broker Fee or Low Broker Fee

No Security Deposit
Only Pay 1st Month of Rent To Sign Leases
Select Apartments

Select apartments allow qualified applicants to use a 3rd party Institutional guarantor, Rhino, to replace a standard traditional one month of rent security deposit for a small monthly fee. We will work with you and your RoomMate(s) to present your application so you qualify for signing leases with no security deposit needed.

Renovated Apts

We work with reputable building owners providing quality affordable renovated or recently updated apartments in well managed and maintained buildings with responsive management

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RoomMate Matching

Compatible RoomMates
Quality Affordable Apartments

Apartments Expert is how people find and share apartments with roommates. We are the best NYC website to find your RoomMate and apartment to share. We have successfully worked with many hundreds of roommates that have come directly to us. We are proud of Our Reviews we earned.

Perfect Apartments

Perfect RoomMates

Looking for the perfect NYC apartment can be challenging. Looking for the perfect NYC roommate at the same time can be tough. You encounter different personalities, and it’s hard to know what kind of person will be a good fit for you to live with.

Any real estate broker can show you several apartments and rooms that might meet your basic criteria. Many roommate matching websites charge you to search for roommates yourself.

Apartments Expert shows you quality affordable apartments and rooms for free. We also presents you with RoomMate matches that appear to be compatible with your financial, lifestyle and social profile for free

Students looking for affordable off campus housing are welcome.

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Renting FAQ

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Renting Steps

The steps and timeline of renting in NYC.

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Renting Qualifications

We can advise you on finacial qualifications

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Apartment Types

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No Broker Fee Mystery

We have solved the mystery. Yes, they do exist.

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Application Documents

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