Once you have prepared your finances and chosen an agent, it is time to find the right property for you.
Take a Drive.
Get to know the neighborhoods and communities that interest you. Drive around and get a feel for what it would be like to own a property in the area. Start getting a sense of the properties available in those areas.
Narrow Your Search.
Select a few properties that interest you the most and have your real estate agent make appointments to visit them. Ask your agent about the potential long term resale value of the properties you are considering.
Time to Buy.
Once you have found a perfect property for your needs, your real estate agent can help you make a strong offer. A good agent will investigate the potential costs and expenses associated with the new property, and can also help you draft your offer in a way that gives you an advantage over other offers.