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House Tour Checklist

House Tour Checklist

Make a list. Check it twice.

Touring homes is exciting, exhausting and – after enough of them – often confusing. By the end of the day, your memory may become fuzzy so you won't be able to remember if the house with the fabulous kitchen had three bedrooms or four, or which house had the spot for the garden you've always dreamed of.

That's why we've developed the Team Thomas Tour Checklist. Print extras so you can complete one for each home you tour and use it to track important details such as square footage, condition and age of the roof, and noise level of the neighborhood.

And 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. Remember that while you can change superficial elements like wallpaper, paint color and window treatments, you shouldn't discount them completely. Keep in mind that even minor remodeling can cost both time and money. Conversely, don't let outward appearances alone keep you from a house that would otherwise be a perfect fit.

If you've taken good notes, your Team Thomas Home Tour Checklists will be a great tool moving forward in the home-buying process. Keep them handy, refer to them often and be sure to share them with your Team Thomas Realtor so s/he can continually refine the types of homes s/he's researching for you.

The Home

Square footage

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____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 attributes important to me...

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____Average

____Poor

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Jenny & Randy Thomas
Keller Williams Realty; Team Thomas, REALTORS
2925 E Battlefield, Suite 111
Springfield MO 65804
Phone: 417-501-9988
417-883-4900
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