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Creating Your Home Wish List

Before the home search begins, your real estate agent will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home's features and amenities.


  • Age: Do you prefer historic properties or newer ones?

  • Style: Do you have a special preference for ranches, bungalows, or another style of construction?

  • Bedrooms: How many? First Floor Primary?

  • Bathrooms: How many? Are they updated?

  • Living and Dining Areas: A traditional, formal layout, or a more open, contemporary plan?

  • Stories: How many?

  • Square feet: How much space?

  • Ceilings: How high?

  • Kitchen: How big? Recently updated? Open to other living areas?

  • Storage: Big closets, a shed, an extra-large garage?

  • Parking: A garage or carport? Room for how many cars?

  • Extras: Attic or basement?



  • Office

  • Play/exercise room

  • Security system

  • Sprinkler system

  • Workshop/Studio

  • In-law suite

  • Fireplace (gas or wood?)

  • Outside kitchen

  • Pool

  • Hot tub

  • Sidewalk

  • Wooded lot

  • Patio, deck, or porch

  • Fenced yard

  • Laundry room

  • Schools

  • Parks/trails nearby

  • Close to Medical, Shopping, Restaurants

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