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Before searching for your perfect home, it’s important to create a checklist of all of the must have’s in your ideal home.

If you get an experienced real estate agent, they may be able to help you create a checklist of everything you want in order to get the perfect home within your budget.

Checklist to prepare for touring a new home

Once you enter a home, it’s important to keep watch out for everything that may help you make the right decision. 

The following are few key points to look for on each tour of a new home.

-Don’t forget to check the architectural style

-Size, number of bedrooms,

-Storing capacity and closet space

-Size and number of bathrooms attached

-Sightlines from the home


-Available appliances

-Switches, sockets that are in every room

-Plumbing and water services (this is often the main point that one should check)

-Noise levels

-Parking capacity

-Widths and different types of stairways.

-Check for the neighbors

-Check all the exterior and interior parts of a home.

-View areas that need remodeling.

Often people should use some of their five senses to investigate whether the home is perfect for them or not. One might be surprised at this suggestion but here is what to watch for in this situation.


If you’re comfortable with it, carry a bottle with you touring the home and drink a little water from the sink. This can be a good way to gauge the drinkability of the tap water.


Sight can be used when touring a home. One should look under the sink for any mold, mildew, or leakage. Check for the ceiling and for cracks in the foundation. Go through all the closets as well, which may help you learn more about the house you are touring.