Working with an agent you trust is key. Much of the confusion and anxiety goes away when you fully understand the process steps and having an expert working for you to guide you through all the steps.
I do this all the time and would be happy to talk with you.
Feel free to contact me,
Recently retired from 33 years of real estate working with first time home buyers. Gathering information is the critical first step and unfortunatly most people miss the first step. Gather all the objective information yu can find because your next step is choosing your loan officer and lender. Critical choice. Read Consultation Interviewing Loan Officers, at Your Road Home.com. Will serve you well. You will also find articles on the various loan types that serve first time home buyers and be sure to read article #9 about the MCC Tax Credit. Best tax credit ever and must be filed before you close your loan.
After you have gathered your information you will find agents and loan officers from your area offering their services on Trulia. Can be a good source
Best of Luck, Stephen Webber
Cooperate with them and consider their advice, especially when it comes to things like choosing local lenders who are familiar with Washtenaw Co processes and who will also make themselves very accessible to you.
Read the contract that you're signing and ask questions- better to get clarification on offer submission than needing to scramble around at the 11th hour for something.
***Ask your buyer's agent for strategies that will help you come out on top in multiple offer scenarios- most of the buyers I work with need a way to separate themselves from the pack and make their offer more attractive. Call me if you want to discuss.