Using A Property Checklist

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When searching for a home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with information and to forget the details of each particular home you’ve viewed — that’s why I’ve created this list to help you keep track of all the information you need to help you in this important decision.When you view a home, keep in mind this checklist:

•  Is there enough room for both the present and the future?

•  Are there enough bedrooms and bathrooms?

•  Is the house structurally sound?

•  Do the mechanical systems and appliances work?

•  Is the yard big enough?

•  Do you like the floor plan?

•  Are there any warranties that can be transferred with the purchase of the house?

•  Will my furniture fit in the space? Is there enough storage space? (Bring a tape measure to better answer these questions.)

•  Does anything need to repaired or replaced? Will the seller repair or replace the items?

•  Imagine the house in good weather and bad, and in each season. Will you be happy with it year ’round?

•  Take your time and think carefully about each house you see. Ask your agent to point out the pros and cons of each home from a professional standpoint.

•  There isn’t a set number of houses you should see before you decide. Just be sure to communicate often with your agent about everything you’re looking for. It will help focus the search.

•  Take detailed notes, take pictures, and make a video — anything to help you remember as much as you can. (Be sure to first secure the permission of the owner before photographing or taking video, though.)

•  If the owner or the owner’s agent is present during your viewing of the home, don’t say too much about your likes or dislikes.

•  Which items require ongoing maintenance (paint, roof, heating and air conditioning systems, appliances, carpet)?

•  What about the neighborhood and the quality of life it affords?

•  Does the home’s style, features and amenities conform to the neighborhood?

•  Are there any potential problems with the home’s electrical or mechanical systems?

•  Does the home appear to have any structural problems?

•  Does the home appear to have any drainage or foundation problems?

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