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Apartment-Hunting Rules Everyone Should Know

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Be Yourself
“Co-op boards want to know that you're going to be a well-qualified, agreeable, friendly addition to their community,” says Wells. “When they interview you, brag about yourself a little bit ad let your well-rounded self shine! Answer their questions and keep any additional commentary to yourself. Interviews are usually painless. Oh, and when they ask about your hobbies, you may not want to mention you play electric guitar in a band.”