Start their search at an early stage; as far as possible, up to three months in advance. This “advance” allows you: (1) Research the local rental market and familiarize yourself with the areas where you live and don`t want to live. (2) Research and interview potential roommates (make sure you exchange information about life preferences and expectations before you move). (3) Explore Boston College`s online offers of properties published by local owners and real estate agents. (4) Conduct a thorough housing search, find trustworthy real estate agents, and connect with potential roommates. Please visit the database of off-campus apartments and search for tenants via the Housing or Flatmates tabs. We also recommend the use of social networks and word of mouth. For a step-by-step guide to creating a roommate profile or housing entry, click here…