Looking at houses in town can become overwhelming for many prospective buyers. They start to run
together, and you have trouble remembering which homes you liked a lot and which
ones you didn't. Realtors use a few good tricks that you can use to help you
remember what you have seen.
Usually the Realtor will give you a copy of the
listing with all the pertinent information. Write down one distinctive feature
on the listing sheet that will help you remember the house. Maybe the house had
unusual moldings in the dining room, a red door, or unusual wallpaper. If the
house was particularly interesting to you, put a big star on the top of the page
to remind yourself that you would like to see it again or even perhaps make an
offer on it. If there are features for which you have a strong preference, or if
you eliminate a house from consideration for any reason, be sure to tell the
agent why. Communication between you and the Realtor is key. This will save you
a lot of time and effort in your search because the agent will show only the
homes that meet your special needs.