Home Tour Checklist

Home Tour Checklist

Touring homes is exciting, exhausting and it can be confusing trying to remember which homes had which features. By the end of the day, you can’t remember if the house with the fabulous kitchen had three bedrooms or four, or any other pertinent details.

That’s why you need a Home Tour Checklist. The list we’ve provided below is a good starting point that you can use to create your own. It may be surprising to first time home buyers that there are so many considerations, but trust us, this is a simple and short list that covers the primary considerations, not all of them.

Remember, while you need to be aware of every detail in a home you are thinking of buying, you need to keep matters in perspective. While you’re looking at the features you want in a new home, be sure to step back and consider the bigger picture – the permanent attributes – of the house. There may be a many elements in a house that you consider issues, but don’t let a large number of small problems keep you from a house that would otherwise be a perfect fit. Remember, you can change superficial elements like wallpaper, paint color and window treatments, and make minor repairs – just make sure they fit into your overall home buying budget.

Take good notes – while viewing the home, not later – and you’ll be better able to make the right decisions as you move forward in the home-buying process. Keep blank copies of lists handy, don’t lose old ones, and be sure to share them with you Associate from The Local Realty.

The Home
Square footage____Good____Average____Poor
Number of bedrooms____Good____Average____Poor
Number of baths____Good____Average____Poor
Practicality of floor plan____Good____Average____Poor
Condition of interior walls____Good____Average____Poor
Closet/storage space____Good____Average____Poor
Basement____Good____Average____Poor
Fireplace____Good____Average____Poor
Cable TV____Good____Average____Poor
Basement: dampness/odors____Good____Average____Poor
Exterior appearance/condition____Good____Average____Poor
Lawn/yard space____Good____Average____Poor
Fence____Good____Average____Poor
Patio/deck____Good____Average____Poor
Garage____Good____Average____Poor
Energy efficiency____Good____Average____Poor
Screens/storm windows____Good____Average____Poor
Roof: age, condition____Good____Average____Poor
Gutters/downspouts____Good____Average____Poor
The Neighborhood
Nearby homes/businesses____Good____Average____Poor
Traffic____Good____Average____Poor
Noise level____Good____Average____Poor
Safety/security____Good____Average____Poor
Age mix of inhabitants____Good____Average____Poor
Number of children____Good____Average____Poor
Pet restrictions____Good____Average____Poor
Parking____Good____Average____Poor
Zoning regulations____Good____Average____Poor
Neighborhood restrictions/covenants____Good____Average____Poor
Fire protection____Good____Average____Poor
Police____Good____Average____Poor
Snow removal____Good____Average____Poor
Garbage service____Good____Average____Poor
Schools
Age/condition____Good____Average____Poor
Reputation____Good____Average____Poor
Quality of teachers____Good____Average____Poor
Achievement test scores____Good____Average____Poor
Play areas____Good____Average____Poor
Curriculum____Good____Average____Poor
Class size____Good____Average____Poor
Busing distance____Good____Average____Poor
Convenience to…
Supermarket____Good____Average____Poor
Schools____Good____Average____Poor
Work____Good____Average____Poor
Shopping____Good____Average____Poor
Child care____Good____Average____Poor
Hospitals____Good____Average____Poor
Doctor/dentist____Good____Average____Poor
Recreation/parks____Good____Average____Poor
Church/synagogue____Good____Average____Poor
Airport____Good____Average____Poor
Highways____Good____Average____Poor
Public Transportation____Good____Average____Poor
Other important features:
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