Alan Harris


Your Home Wish List – A Huge Convenience

Before your home search begins, it is common for your Real Estate Agent to know everything about the features and amenities you desire in your new home. Determining early on what you need and want will:

  1. Guarantee that the agent will find listings specific to your preference easily.
  2. Make your home search faster and more efficient.
  3. Avoid common issues during home search such as miscommunication with your agent.
  4. Help you sort out your priorities in terms of the home’s features and amenities.
  5. Ensure a better service you receive from your agent.


Here is a list of features and amenities you need to decide on as soon as possible:


  • Age (Do you prefer historic properties, or newer ones?)
  • Style (Do you have a special preference for ranches, bungalows, or another type of construction?)
  • Square feet (How much space?)
  • Stories (How many?)
  • Ceilings (How high?)
  • Bedrooms (How many?)
  • Bathrooms (How many? Do you want updated ones?)
  • Living and Dining Areas (Do you prefer traditional, formal layout or an open, contemporary plan?)
  • Kitchen (How big? Recently updated? Open to other living areas?)
  • Storage (Big closets, shed, extra-large garage?)
  • Parking (A garage or carport? Room for how many cars?)
  • Extras (Attic or basement?)


  • Office
  • Play/Exercise room
  • Security system
  • Sprinkler system
  • Workshop/Studio
  • In-law suite
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sidewalk
  • Wooded lot
  • Patio, deck, or porch
  • Laundry room