As a Denver home buyer, do you know what you want in a home? Think about some of these things. Have you ever browsed around in a store, not knowing what you wanted, but just looking around? How about grocery shopping without a list? Did you buy things you don’t need and regret buying them later? Did you feel like you just wasted all kinds of time? Why would home shopping be any different? It isn’t.
Think about what you want
If you’ve owned a home before you probably know what you don’t want. If you’re a first time buyer you probably have a vague idea. You really need to make your wish list. But how can you do that if you don’t know what you want? Questions!
Questions to make your wish list
How much space do you need? Are you just a couple starting out or a family of 5 needing more space? Do you want your kids to have their own bedrooms? Do you often have guests? Do you need a home office? Just by starting with the number of bedrooms you can narrow a search.
If you are a couple starting out, do you need more than one full bathroom? Would a bath and powder room do? Are you planning a family or do you have children? Now would a master bath and main bath sound like a better idea? Ok so now you’ve narrowed your search even more.
Big kitchen or small? Do you cook a lot or just reheat? Does it matter if you have granite counters or will laminate do? Do you have to have a high end stove and convection oven because you love to try your hand at gourmet cooking or will a standard stove do? Do you entertain, or want a big area for relaxation, TV and family time? Is it more important to have that space outdoors?
Do you see how that works?
Your wish list now has bed and bath numbers, what amenities you want and an idea of space. Now your Realtor can find you homes that fit your wish list instead of wasting time looking at things you don’t want.