Home Shopping Wish List

The surest way to find a home that fits is to know what you’re looking for prior to hitting the streets. Use this list to paint a mental picture. Download the PDF, print it out, fill it out, then share it with your realtor. This way you’ll both know what you’ve got in mind for your home sweet home.

Area and Exterior Features

  • What part of town (or country) do you want to live in?
  • What price range would you consider? (No less than $________, no more than $________.)
  • If schools a factor, do you want a specific school system, the ability for kids to walk to school, etc.?
  • Do you want an older home or a newer home (less than 5 years old)?
  • What kind of houses would you be willing to see?
    • ____ One Story
    • ____ 2 Story
    • ____ Split Foyer
    • ____ Bi-level
    • ____ Tri-level
    • ____ Townhouse or Condo
    • ____ Mobile Home
    • ____ Other
  • What style house appeals to you most?
    • ____ Contemporary
    • ____ Traditional
    • ____ Southwestern
    • ____ Colonial
    • ____ No Preference
  • Do you want to do a lot, little, or no renovations?
  • Do you need to be close to public transportation?
  • Do you have any physical needs that must be met, such as wheelchair access?
  • Do you have any animals that will require special facilities?
  • Are the following items "must have" or "would like to have?"
    • ____ Large Yard (> 1 acre)
    • ____ Small Yard (< 1 acre)
    • ____ Fenced Yard
    • ____ Garage
    • ____ Carport
    • ____ Patio/Deck
    • ____ Pool
    • ____ Outdoor Spa
    • ____ Extra Parking
    • ____ Other Buildings (barn, shed, greenhouse)
    • ____ Special View

Interior Features

  • How many bedrooms must you have? How many bedrooms would you like to have?
  • How many bathrooms must you have? How many bathrooms would you like to have?
  • How big would you like your house to be in square feet?
  • Are the following interior features "must have" or "would like to have?"
    • ____ Air Conditioning
    • ____ Wall-to-wall Carpet
    • ____ Ceramic Tile
    • ____ Hardwood Floors
    • ____ Eat-in Kitchen
    • ____ Separate Dining Room
    • ____ Formal Living Room
    • ____ Family Room
    • ____ Greatroom
    • ____ Separate Den or Library
    • ____ Fireplace
    • ____ Workshop
    • ____ No Interior Steps
    • ____ In-law Apartment
    • ____ Bathroom Spa
    • ____ Lots of Windows

Community Features

  • Do you want to live in an area with a Community Association?
  • What else do you want in your community?
    • ____ Community Pool
    • ____ Community Playground
    • ____ Golf Course
    • ____ Gated Community or Doorman
    • ____ Clubhouse/Activities
  • Are there any other special features or needs that you must consider when you’re looking for a home?

Download "Home Shopping Wish List" PDF