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The guide to a good application

We have listed 5 pieces of advice you can use when creating your profile and the message you will send to the landlords.

1. Remember the most important information

It is very important your profile text include as much information as possible, but on a very little space. Besides the basic information like your age, occupation, the reason you are searching for at roommate and so on, you can also include something about how a regular day of yours looks like, you interests and hobbies. You can start of by writing what you are doing when you relax, or how you image your roommate relationship will be like.

Make sure to write a catchy and creative start and ending on your personal story. The reader will often just read the first and the last part of the text, which should make them continue read the rest of the text. If you are able to catch the reader’s attention at this very moment, you can almost be sure that he/she will read the rest of the text. You could for example end the text off by writing 5 words describing you or 5 things you love to do in your spare time – just write something that gives the landlord an impression of whether or not you are a great match.

3. Choose the words wisely

The best profile text is honest, and tells about you, just the way you are! You are not supposed to hide something, but it can be very important to think about how you want to write about yourself. It can for example be better to write about the things you like rather than the things you hate. To be positive and use positive words is much more effective than saying everything in a negative way by using words like not, bad and disgust. 

4. Tell your story with pictures

I am sure you have a lot of pictures of you and stuff you like and are interested in. Pictures like that will make your profile look much more personal and trustworthy and it will help the letter to find out who you really are. Pictures tell something you cannot say through text and words, and who knows? Maybe the pictures make the difference for the landlord because you are different from the other apartment seekers. 

5. Write personal roommails

As a landlord you prefer to receive well-written and personal roommails. It is important you show the landlord that you have read his or her description of the room and explain why you have chosen to show interest for him or her and the room. So try to refer to one or two things that the landlord has written in the ad text. If a landlord writes he has a dog or like pizza, then comment on this, to show that you have taken the time to write a personal message and don't just send the same standard message to all landlords.

Updated on: 27/03/2020