Creating your home wish list

Before the home search begins, your real estate consultant will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home’s features and amenities.


  • Age: Do you prefer historic properties, or newer ones?
  • Style: Do you have a special preference?  An individual rowhouse? A large luxury condominium? A condominium within a historic brownstone?
  • Bedrooms: How many?
  • Bathrooms: How many? Are they updated?
  • Living and Dining Areas: A traditional, formal layout, or a more open, contemporary plan?
  • Stories: How many?
  • Square feet: How much space?
  • Ceilings: How high?
  • Kitchen: How big? Recently updated? Open to other living areas?
  • Storage: Big closets. Extra storage on site or off site?
  • Parking: Parking in Boston is not always included.  And can add substantial cost.  But there maybe many options for rental.
  • Extras: Outside space such as a patio or deck?


  • Office
  • Play/exercise room
  • Security system
  • Sprinkler system
  • In-law suite
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Patio, deck, or porch
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Washer/Dryer