Tired of living alone but want to stay in your home? If you have extra space to share and could use the company and extra income of a housemate, Silvernest is a great new roommate-matching service that can help! I personally met with Kari Henley, Silvernest Community Relations Director here from Colorado this week and was very impressed... made me think of eHarmony or Match.com for roommates that offers much more than just matching.
Concerned about safety? Silvernest does identity verification and background screening for your security.
Do they have enough potential housemates in their system to reliably find the right match for you? Silvernest uses organic marketing and advertises on major rental sites so they are actively reaching out to people of all ages looking for someplace to rent... but potential housemates must be screened by Silvernest before even being accepted into the matching system. They currently have over 5,000 participants in all 50 states and continue to grow.
Worried about preparing a lease and collecting rent? Silvernest is there to help with leases available specifically set up for house sharing rather than renting... and will set up automatic payment to your checking account so you don't have to worry about asking for the rent.
Worried that it costs too much? List your home for free and pay only if you choose to view your pre-qualified, ID verified matches. Housemates pay a one-time fee of $29.99 for an application including background screen, profile information, and references good for 3 months.
Silvernest brings the right kinds of people together to benefit everyone involved, and offers support for the whole process so you can stay independent. They do background screening and identity verification on everyone who uses the system so you don't have to worry about safety.
I remember my mother had different people staying with her after my father died... a woman who lived at the lake in the summer but didn't want to stay there in the winter, a graduate student who even bought them a sweet dog to share and left it for her so she wouldn't be alone after she left. She made the connections through word of mouth, but that isn't so easy these days. Kari's mother successfully found a roommate using Silvernest! Here's how it works!
Silvernest makes the whole process of opening your door to a housemate as easy and intuitive as possible. If you try it, I would love to hear about your experience!
Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results -Baby Boomer Realtor