Finding a good agent isn't too difficult... if you aren't happy with one that you are working with you can always look into finding an agent that better suits your needs.
Finding the ideal building is relatively easy as well! The market downtown is pretty active at the moment.
I hope this helps : )
Right now the biggest issues buyers face in any desirable area are: Multiple competing offers, CASH OFFERS, and limited inventory.
My best advice for you is stay engaged in the process. Do not loose your excitemeent. Select a hard working buyer's agent who will work for you as if you are his/her only client in the world!!!!!
Best of Luck to You,
Kawain Payne, Realtor
Parking is an issue for some buildings Downtown if you are considering a loft.
You may have up to pay $200 + per month for parking (per each space) which should also be factored in as a possible fixed monthly expense.