RoomSync has solved the dilemma of how to match two or more people together so that they fit into a living situation naturally and successfully. As it turns out, allowing them to match themselves was the answer. But what are the steps taken to achieve a successful self-match? Of the many elements RoomSync incorporates to paint a picture of who a person is – their Facebook profile, Instagram, Twitter, academic major, hobbies, interests, housing options, and mutual friends – the basic questions they answer while setting up their profile are just as important as the rest. This is where RoomSync takes the outdated paper questionnaire and turns it into a tool accompanying a modern level of data; we call these Lifestyle Questions.
A question often asked by new and current clients alike is, “What are the most common lifestyle questions?” Because these are used to gauge a person’s way of life, it is important that we come as close as we can to asking all the right questions. In answer, we compiled a list of what questions are most commonly asked in-network by our current clients. The 5 most consistently asked questions (that aid in achieving success) are:
- Weekday Bedtime? (This is actually a required question and is used by all of our clients across the board.)
- Neatness Level?
- More Academically or Socially Focused?
- Activity Level?
- Visitor Preferences?
Some housing offices prefer to ask only 5 questions, some ask as many as 10. Other questions that are often incorporated ask about smoking, pets, noise level, and temperature preferences. Some universities or communities also add questions that are very specific to their particular housing arrangements.
These questions are used to create a picture of how a resident prefers to live, while other elements used in his or her profile are used to create a picture of who a resident is. Both aspects are equally as important when selecting a roommate. Asking the right lifestyle questions is a key element in achieving RoomSync success.
What questions would you ask?