Once you've got those preparations out of the way, it's time to find the
home of your dreams. You can do a lot of the leg work yourself and
focus in on properties of interest. Once you do, then your agent can
get the details for you.
4.1 Take a Drive. Get to know the neighborhoods you are
interested in. Drive around and get a feel for what it would be like to
live in the area. Start getting a sense of the homes available in those
4.2Narrow your search. Select a few homes that interest
you the most and have your real estate agent make appointments to visit
them. Ask your real estate agent about the potential long term re-sale
value of the homes you are considering.
4.3 Time to Buy. Once you've picked out the house you
want to buy, your real estate agent can help you make an offer that the
seller will accept. A good agent will investigate the potential costs of
maintenance and repairs on the house as well as prepare a detailed
analysis of the recent sales in the same area.