I notice no one has actually answered your question, except for Laura.
The most important thing, as she notes, is that you have to know what you want and can convey that. Then you need a Realtor with some patience and several totally free days. If you're going to buy in 2 weeks, you need to find something in the next couple of days. And that could mean looking from 8 am to 7 pm, or whatever.
I assume you're not going to have an appraisal. Especially in that case, make sure your agent provides you good comps so that you can be reasonably sure you're not overpaying.
You should have a home inspection, though. Try lining up a home inspector immediately--your agent can help you with that.
One other tip: Talk to the neighbors. You're not going to have a lot of time to really get to know the different neighborhoods. You'll have to depend on your agent and your own gut feel. But you can enhance that by actually getting out of the car, walking up and down the block, and talking to some folks.
Hope that helps.
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