HomeRoom’s member screening process can take as few as a of couple days, to as long as a couple of weeks, depending on how quickly you, the candidate, would like it to move. The process below takes bit of extra time up front, but after screening thousands of candidates, we’ve learned it’s better to answer as many questions as possible before making candidates use their gas and time to drive to the house.
1. Request a tour
2. Let’s get to know each other
Co-living is only partly about the space and location, but a lot of it is about the roommate dynamic. We do a quick video interview with every promising candidate to help ensure that they are a good fit for HomeRoom.
3. Attend a Property Viewing
At HomeRoom, we believe that no one can show our spaces better than the Roommates themselves, so once the leasing manager approves you via video — they’ll confirm an in-person showing with one of the current roommates. This is when you can get a feel for the space and the vibe to make sure it’s a great fit! Bear in mind you may be touring alongside other candidates, depending on members’ schedules.
4. Apply online
You will receive a link to our application after you have viewed the property. The application is online, and easy to complete. A $20 fee covers your background check and credit report! Once you hit “submit,” our team will review your application to provide you with a response within 24 hours.
5. Sign your (pending) lease
Congrats, your application is approved! Our leasing team will send a lease your way. Have any questions about the lease? Check out our FAQs here, or contact us (email@example.com or 816-203-1186) — we are here to help! Once you sign the lease, it will enter into a pending status, and we will include you in the candidate pool for the final selection process (meeting the whole house).
6. Meet the HomeRoommates
Lastly, our team will circulate application summaries of all candidates to current members of that house. Then your potential roommates will reach out to arrange a time for an in-person or digital meet and greet with you. This is your chance to share your quirks, ideal living situation, and any other fun facts about why you’re so stellar. Set yourself apart from other candidates!