Finding the right real estate agent to help you through the search and purchase process is important. A good agent will provide you a professional market analysis to show how much a given house is really worth and help you avoid paying too much for a house. They will help you negotiate the price, and also guide you through the contract and purchase process.
When looking, don’t forget to consider location - think about the kind of neighborhood you want, the quality of the schools in the area, the length of your commute, and the availability of local conveniences and amenities, and the home values in the area.
Be sure to make a list of the things you will want to have in your new home. Determine how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, and how much overall space you desire. How big does the kitchen need to be? How many closets or how big a garage? Will you need a big yard for your kids and/or pets?
With the right agent and your list, you are ready to find the best home for you!