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We have awarded Easy Roommate USA our prestigious Silver Award in this category, having reviewed 8 US Roommate Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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EasyRoommate is a well designed, user friendly roommate website specialising in finding roommates for people in the USA. One of the most outstanding features is the amount of information available to its members: everything from a well organised and substantial FAQ, to video tutorials and guided tours of the site. You’ll not feel left in the dark as you browse either, as various titbits of information greet you all around the site to help you get the most out of your experience.
Searching for a roommate on EasyRoommate is, as the name suggests, easy. You post an ad about yourself or the property you want to rent out and can subsequently browse other ads which may be of interest, or see which profiles match what you’re looking for by checking your “results”. Using a large city in the USA as our destination we had hundreds of results for people hoping we’d move in. Results are displayed in a list which you can sort depending on how old the ads are, the rent cost, date available or zip code. There is also a special option to see short rentals, which is very useful if you aren’t looking to stay in one place for a long time. You can perform an advanced search on EasyRoommate which allows you to include such extra information as roommate criteria (age range, gender, occupation and so on) and the kind of accommodation you’re looking for (furnished, room type, children or couples accepted and more). This adds up to provide one of the best search facilities available on roommate websites.
Upgraded members are able to contact any other member, whether or not they have upgraded themselves. This is particularly useful because it means you can pass on an email address without other members having to pay for the upgraded service, providing you with a lot more access to people looking for a roommate. The cost of upgrading is very reasonable indeed, at just $24.90 for 30 days. EasyRoommate are so confident that you’ll find a roommate or property in this time that if you haven’t then they will give you a free upgrade for another 30 days. This is a great benefit, particularly if you’re not in a massive hurry to find a property or roommate but have some time to consider things more carefully.
Any issues here seem to be quite minor. We’d have liked all members to be able to respond to one another, but then nobody would pay for the service and EasyRoommate might not be able to offer the same quality of service. Higher quality photos would certainly be an advantage, though, particularly when advertising spare rooms. Adding videos could also be a nice touch so that prospective roommates can take a guided tour of the accommodation. More chat features and a few more quick links to the most vital areas of your profile and the site would also make things a little easier to use. Yet EasyRoommate does most things very well indeed, and these are only slight suggestions.
In conclusion, this is a fantastic site for finding roommates in the USA. Its search features are exemplary and you feel as though you’re being guided through the process with professional care. The price is fair and membership numbers are high enough that EasyRoommate is bound to be a great success for you. Good luck with the move!
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