As you’re out and about looking at homes with a Patti Wagner real estate agent, the houses and their features can start to blend together. Was it the blue house with the big kitchen, or was that the one with the strange smell in the upstairs bathroom? Did you write it down?
How are you supposed to keep all these houses straight so you can make the best decision?
Use a home comparison chart. It’s not difficult to make one yourself, and you can print it to bring along each time you’re visit a different home.
How to Make a Home Comparison Chart
Using a spreadsheet, create four columns.
In the first column, type “Features.”
In the second and subsequent columns, type “House #1,” “House #2” and “House #3.”
Fill in the first column with vital information; follow that with the amenities you’re looking for in a home so you can check the boxes if the home has those features.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Square footage
- Lot size
- Association dues
- Number of bedrooms
- Number of bathrooms
- Formal dining room
- Family room
- Living rom
- Number of parking spaces
- Storage space
- Exterior condition
- Near work
- Near hospital
- Near shopping
- Crime rates
- Overall impression
At the bottom of your spreadsheet, leave plenty of space so you can jot down other notes (like the strange smell in the upstairs bathroom).
Ready to Compare Patti Wagner Homes with a Professional?
Call me at 708.218.8102 or contact me online. Let me know what you’re looking for and i’ll start working hard on your behalf to find it. i’ll set up a good time to meet and see the homes you’re interested in, and before you know it, you will have chosen the perfect home for your needs.