After a long day of work, and a long day of looking possible “could be the one” houses, all you may want to do is drop everything off at the door, and be done for the day. However, I highly recommend you complete this short check off list.
Before You Arrive Home
Make Sure You Have a Full Tank of Gasoline
Trust me, the "I'll get gas in the morning" or "I'll get gas later" plan is not the most convient.
While You are Sitting in Your Vehicle
Short drive or long drive?
Were there a lot of lights?
Did you have to go through a school zone?
Any sharp curves?
As Soon as You Exit Your Vehicle
Check Your Vehicle
If you have looked at new construction, or a home that recently had a new roof installed, check your tires for nails.This has happened to me multiple times. Better to be safe than sorry.
Do a quick walk around the vehicle and clean off debris and mud.
Before You Walk in Your Home
Clean Off the Bottom of Your Shoes
You have just walked through multiple homes. You don’t know what you picked up from other houses. If you walked land, check your shoe laces for sticker burrs. Whether you clean them off with a cleansing wipe, cloth with soap and water, or throw them into the washing machine, this is highly recommended.
As Soon as You Enter Your Home
Write “It” Down
During your commute home, random thoughts about the property may pop into your head. Write them down.
Write down any features you liked.
Write down any items that were questionable.
Write down anything that you were concerned about.
Write down what you would like more information on.