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

Features:

  • Age: Historic properties or newer ones?
  • Style: Ranches, bungalows, or another style of construction?
  • Bedrooms: How many?
  • Bathrooms: How many? Are they updated?
  • Living and Dining Areas: 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: Garage or carport? Room for how many cars?
  • Extras: Attic or basement?

Amenities:
  • Office
  • Play/exercise room
  • Security system
  • Sprinkler system
  • Workshop/Studio
  • In-law suite
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sidewalk
  • Wooded lot
  • Patio, deck, or porch
  • Laundry room