Three Tips to a Successful Housemate Search

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 3, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Bringing housemates together with built-in security and success.

Let’s face it, bringing a new housemate into your home is daunting. The uncertainty of who will share your space can be unnerving at first. At Silvernest, we have made it our number one priority to make the process painless and FUN! Nowadays, the options to find a roommate are becoming non-existent like classified ads, or kind of scary with no way to vet who may come to your door. Rest easy, we know! And we have done the thinking for you to manage the process from start to finish.

Here are three unique tools we have built into our system to help you find a successful match- be sure to use them!

Use our in-site messaging service.

Once you have posted your room and filled out the profile you'll start to get your matches. Be sure to use our internal messaging service to make the first contact. We created this unique service to protect your identity. It provides a chance for that first connection to be as easy as possible. If you are drawn to one of your matches - reach out and say hello! Often the first exchange can be very helpful in knowing if this person may a potential fit.

Use our background checks.

If you have found someone you think is a strong candidate, be sure to trigger our five-point background check. Some people say they feel embarrassed to do so, or just want to go on their “intuition” in selecting someone. We do not recommend this! Only the homeowner can trigger a background check, and with that simple click of a button, we are able to offer you the highest level of detailed information about that person, including references. It can offer additional peace of mind, and calling a reference will give you more insights to help confirm your decision to move ahead, or move on to other candidates.

Use our Lease.

Silvernest has developed the most accurate, state by state legal “home sharing” lease in the industry. Many have no idea that a home sharing lease is entirely different than a traditional landlord lease. The differences are very important to you as the homeowner! It is easier to get out of if the relationship does not work out, and is better suited to the arrangement of sharing a home rather than simply renting a full dwelling.


Our main mission at Silvernest is to bring people together, and generate a nation of happy housemates! Our system is robust, tested, simple, and has proven results. We understand the unique concerns and needs of Baby boomers, empty nesters and retirees who have specific needs in home sharing. The rest is up to you!



You can learn more about homesharing at– Silvernest boldly breaks the rules of aging so you can share your home on your own terms. We’re creating the next generation of roommates. A more modern kind. A well-matched kind. A kind that’s just your style. Because around here, the details are totally up to you.

Tags: Baby Boomers, Lifestyle, Retirement, Roommate Matching, Independence, Homeowners, Renting Room