Just make sure you dont go for the hard sell and call any realtor. Call a bunch of realtors and interview them if you go that route.
I am on the opposite side of the coast so Im speaking from the heart, not trying to lead generate (I dont even try to when I answer questions for ppl around me).
As you would do your homework on how to buy a foreclosure, do your homework on who to hire. Realtors get a bad rap for a reason, hire someone who goes against the common "car salesman" tactic of hitting you left and right trying to capture your email/telephone number.
best of luck
If you have any questions about the process or if you need to know how to get pre-approved for a mortgage please let me know.
Why are you considering going this route? Have you looked into other options? Short sales might be a better approach as in the seller just cannot pay their mortgage and are trying to sell before it goes into foreclosure. The home could be in better condition as the bank did not seize it.
I would add some more info such as have you been pre-approved and what price range for. This way some local realtors can chime in here and mention some good markets to look in.
If you are going the foreclosure/bank owned route I highly suggest you hire a buyers agent. This process can be a nightmare if you try and tackle it on your own.