If you’re an active buyer working with a real estate agent serious about their work, there are several things you might expect on your house tour. Forget the cooler of water and snacks, although that is a nice touch. Instead hope your realtor packs things like MLS sheets that contain information such as the age of the home and square footage.
- County aerial survey map showing approximate property lines, neighboring properties and contour lines which is maybe a little more important here in the mountains than in a flat area.
- Residential Review List which will help you be able to make sense of the property and differentiate from the other listings you’ll look at. No matter how enthusiastic you are about looking at houses, by the end of the day they can all morph into each other and it’s easy to forget which one was which.
Definitely it gets tough to remember which home featured what item, so the review list is a great idea. If you don’t have that, at least remember to write down detailed notes about each house as soon as you get back in the car.
Happy house hunting!