Bring a camera to document each home that you visit. Remember to have your agent get permission from the Homeowner prior to photographing their home. Start each tour with a shot of the address plaque so you can easily identify each home later.
Take notes during each home visit. Record any notable features, architecture and design elements. List what changes you would make and what details really stand out. You will especially want to write down your first impressions of each home. Rate the home A, B, or C as it relates to your parameters and what you are looking for.
Pay attention to the home’s surroundings. Is it in a friendly neighborhood? Will parking be an issue? Is it a good area to walk your dog or have an outdoor get together?
Visit homes that you were interested in again a few days later at a different time of the day. You may notice some nuances you missed earlier.