Once inside a home, test everything – this could be yours someday, right? Be courteous, but don’t be shy—open and shut the cupboards, flush the toilets, and measure as needed. Here are a few key things to look for on each tour:

  • Architectural style and aesthetics

  • Number, location, and size of bedrooms

  • Closet and storage space

  • Number of floors

  • Sight lines through home

  • General floor plan

  • Age and condition of appliances

  • Light switches and number of sockets in each room

  • Plumbing and water pressure

  • Amount of natural light and views, if any

  • Noise levels inside and outside the home

  • Width and types of stairways

  • Patios, porches and decks

  • Garage and/or parking capacity

  • Proximity to neighboring homes

  • Remodeling opportunities