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Making a House Hunting Wish List

House hunting can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming.  By making a wish list, you can take some of the guesswork out of house hunting, so you can focus on the most important part:  finding the best fit.


Your house hunting wish list should have 3 columns:

  • Must have
  • Like to have
  • Won’t put up with

These different columns can include everything from key features (like location, price, number of bedrooms) to specific (like a fireplace, pool, distance from public transit of shopping and restaurants)  Make sure to include boxes beside each item so you can make copies and check off applicable items while you’re viewing a house.


Of course, while it is important to know what you want, it is equally important to be flexible.  Most buyers don’t get everything on their wish lists.  Instead, keeping a structured list can all you to weigh the pros and cons of each house, so you can select the one with the best combination of features for you.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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