Home Sharers

Home Sharers

Olive & Coop is an innovative platform that offers renters lower rent in exchange for work in or around the home. We connect senior homeowners with conscientious renters to provide a better living solution for both sides. Here are some tips to help you find the best homeowners for you:

  • Think about what the ideal living situation would look like to you and get as many things as straightforward as possible upfront.
  • Consider location, rental payment options, flexible lease options, the hours you keep, sleep habits, work hours, homeowner’s guest policy, parking, storage for your things, internet usage, utilities, level of cleanliness, etc.
  • When meeting a homeowner, ensure to highlight the personal and work qualities that will make you a desirable renter.
  • It is a good idea to obtain your own criminal background check and 2-3 references before meeting a potential homeowner. Criminal background checks are inexpensive (around $25.00) and reassure the homeowner that you are who you say you are. ClearChecks is one example of a company that provides background checks.
  • Homeowners may also request a credit report, so be ready to provide it.
  • You can check out the potential homeowner through quick and anonymous searches on Google or social media accounts.