Simplify the new home search with a checklist!

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When someone decides to buy a new home, it’s important for them to choose a home that fits their family’s needs. They may think they know exactly what they’re looking for, but it helps to make a list… especially if there are several people involved in the selection process!

The following “House Hunting Checklist” is a good starting point. It gets them to think about what they’re really looking for.

What kind of home do you want?

  • One-story?
  • Two-story?
  • Basement?
  • Garage?
  • How many bedrooms?
  • How many bathrooms?

What size home do you want?

  • How many square feet?

What special features do you want?

  • Chef’s kitchen?
  • Open floor plan?
  • 2nd floor laundry?
  • Deck or patio?
  • Hardwood floors?
  • Energy-efficient construction?

What neighborhood amenities do you want? What’s important to your family?

  • Quality of schools? Public or private?
  • Community parks?
  • Playgrounds?
  • Sports fields?
  • Shopping centers?
  • Medical centers?
  • Freeway access?
  • Proximity to work?

During the house hunt, they’ll be bombarded with information. Having a checklist will help them navigate this complicated process, and help them figure out what they’re really searching for!

Myers Barnes is America’s favorite new home sales trainer, author, speaker and consultant.  For more information, please visit

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