Whether it’s your first home, an upgrade, or even a downsize, when you’re buying a home you want it to be perfect. The right realtor can help you find the home of your dreams, but they’ll need your help doing it.

In order to find that perfect fit, there’s a few things you should consider. You’ll need to know what you want, where you want it to be, and what you absolutely can’t live without. This guide will help you create a home wishlist of must-haves that will make your new place the home you’ve always wanted.

What You Have To Have

Now is the time you want to sit down and figure out what really matters the most to you. When it comes to where you’re going to live and what you’re going to live in, these are the questions that will help you decide what goes on your home wishlist.


How close does it need to be to your work? Do you need to think about schooling for yourself or loved ones? Do you have to have easy access to retail and entertainment, or is a small commute not a big deal? Do you prefer to be smack-dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle, or would you prefer a bit more privacy? Do you want to be close to friends and family? Where do you want to live?

Floor Plan

Do you like each room to have its own separate and function, or do you prefer an open flow and feel? Do you need wide open spaces to range about in, or would you rather have something small and cozy? How many bedrooms, bathrooms, and spare rooms do you need to fit your family’s needs? How many floors do you need? What layout suits your needs best?


How much cabinet and storage space do you need? What appliances would best suit your needs? Do you need a garage? How about yard space, a pool, or a garden? What kind of lighting do you want? Does everything need to contain smart technology? What would your dream bathroom contain? What does your house have to have to make you happy?


Do you prefer something modern and sleek? Would you like something with an older, traditional charm, or does it have to be completely updated? Do you prefer a ranch style, a cabin, or perhaps a craftsman? What kind of windows, doors, ceilings, and floors do you want? What style speaks best to you?

The list goes on, but these questions will give you a good idea of where to start your considerations.

Don’t Forget Things You Don’t Want

The things you don’t want are just as important as the things you do, sometimes even more so. Whether it’s noisy neighbors, being next to a busy road, or a huge renovation project, make sure you include these items on your home wishlist as well.

This will help your realtor rule out homes you’ll end up hating, and narrow their focus on homes that you’ll adore. If you’re ready to start the hunt for your new home, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us today, and together we’ll find the home that’s perfect for you.