Buyer’s Home Viewing Checklist

A must have for Buyer’s to keep notes on the properties they have viewed.

General upkeep

___ Home is clean and uncluttered

___ Lawns are cut

___ Walls are clean and free of chipping

___ Paint on walls is in good shape

Signs of water damage

___ Ceilings and walls are free of stains

___ Ceilings and walls are free of bulges

___ No loose grout or caulking around bathroom and kitchen tiles

___ No crumbling grout or caulking around bathroom and kitchen tiles

Appliances and fixtures

___ Lights work well

___ Faucets work well

___ Toilets work well

___ Furnace works well

___ Air conditioning works well

___ Major appliances included with sale work well

Floors

___ Floors are smooth, even and solid

___ No soft, springy sections

___ No excessive squeaking

Doors and windows

___ Doors fit snugly and operate smoothly

___ Windows fit snugly and operate smoothly

___ No flaked paint

___ No loose caulking

___ No drafts

Drainage in yard

___ No soggy areas near the foundation

Signs of structural damage

___ No deep cracks in foundation

___ No loose mortar or bricks

Room for my furnishings

___ I measured the rooms

___ My furniture will fit

Storage space

___ There is storage space on each floor

___ Enough sotrage for clothing and linens

___ Enough storage for tools

___ Enough storage for gardening equipment

___ Enough storage for sports equipment

___ Enough storage for miscellaneous items

Hidden surprises

___ I looked behind all closed doors

___ I looked behind suspiciously placed wall coverings and area rugs

Professional inspection

___ I want to buy the house – order a professional inspection