Before the home search begins, your real estate agent or realtor will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, divide your preferences into “negotiable” and “non-negotiable.”
Here are some details to consider:
Long Term Goals
Is this an investment purchase or potential rental?
How long do you plan to live in this home? How long are you planning on staying in Nashville?
Type of property (house, condominium, town home, loft):
Age of property:
Preferences in architectural style:
Number of stories:
Type of foundation:
Lot size and/or location:
Landscape preferences (fencing, built-in sprinkler system):
Garage or carport:
Number of bedrooms:
Number of bathrooms:
Minimum square feet:
Electrical or gas appliances:
Formal dining room:
Home office or study:
How much renovation would you be willing to do?
Must your home accommodate any special needs?
Location, Location, Location
Where you buy not only affects the home’s current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here’s a checklist of items you should consider and communicate to your chosen real estate agent.
- Urban, suburban or rural
- Commute time
- School districts
- Desirable neighborhoods
- Proximity to the airport
- Proximity to restaurants and retail
- Access to major highways and thoroughfares
- Access to public transportation
- Health care facilities
- Parks and recreation
- Length of time you plan to live in the home (Your agent should be knowledgeable about growth trends and projections that could affect your investment.)