I live in a 3 bedroom apartment. The couple that occupied one of the rooms is moving out. So now the other two room mates have to start looking for a replacement. And while looking for a room is not easy neither is looking for a new room mate. The rule of the tumb is that 24 hours after you post on craigslist you will get no more applications. By that time your posting has gone so far down the line that nobody will read it. And then you have the applicants who respond once and then you never hear from them ever again. And finally you have people dropping by and checking out the room. This way you find out which questions I should have asked myself. Like, "Are their cockroaches?".