What’s Your Wish List?

If you are a home buyer, I know that there are certain things you would like your new home to have.  Think of this as your WISH LIST.

So you have gotten pre-qualified by a lender and that means you’ve done your homework and know your price range.   Once you’ve found a comfort level in price range, then it’s time to share your WISH LIST with your buyers agent.

YOUR wish list can be a list of things YOU want in a home, and it can be things that YOU don’t want too.

My buyer’s WISH LIST helps me understand their tastes & lifestyles.   In my opinion, there is no such thing as a “picky buyer”.

The more my buying clients tell me about what they like (and don’t like) – the better a job I will do in researching homes available in Gainesville.   So, let’s talk details, details, details !!

Here are some things to consider when preparing your own wish list.  

  • Number of Bedrooms & Bathrooms
  • Size of the home (Square footage) – Which is all about the floorplan layout too
  • Floorplan Style – One level, Two levels, Open Floor plan
  • Size of Garage or number of cars
  • Do you want a pool, or spa, or both?  Screened or Not?
  • If you don’t want a pool, do you want a screened patio?
  • Size of parcel
  • Age of Home – Is age an issue, or is updated older home ok?
  • Type of Construction
  • What type of neighborhood do you want your family in?
  • Do you want to be in a planned community with restrictions and community ammenities?
  • Are schools important?
  • What type of “travel-commute” time do you prefer to get to work each day?
  • Tell me what you want in your kitchen?
  • Do you want a fenced back yard?
  • Do you want a fireplace?
  • Is it important that the master suite be on the first floor?
  • Do you prefer a split bedroom floor plan?
  • Will you do a lot of entertaining?  Need a formal dining room or summer kitchen?
  • Do you want a luxury master bath with 2 sinks, shower, and a jetted tub?
  • Surfaces – Wallpapers? Flooring? Counter Tops?
  • Bells & Whistles – tell all me all the extras you like – irrigation system, alarm system, sound systems, crown molding, high ceilings.

Every detail, no matter how small, can be very important to you.  We may not be able to find a home that is a perfect match to your wish list, but we will strive to find the best homes to view!

The more I know about my clients’ “likes and dislikes”,  helps me to be well prepared for our first trip to show homes.

If you are wanting a caring, attentive, patient, buyer’s agent to help you find your next home in Gainesville FL & surrounding communities in Alachua County, FL…….. please call me!