Down payment and.closing cost funds. Know how much yoy need.
Next is to know what you want in a home. And be specific. Beds, baths, size, type of home and location.
Buyers should not get hung up on cosmetic issues, like paint color, carpet age or if the kitchen counter is granite or not.
Dont get hung up on or buy into a "life style." Sorry but you dont get qualified to buy a home on your life style.
The more specific buyers are in their search for a home, the quicker and more succesful they will be.
Happy house hunting.
not being forthcoming with the Realtor working on their behalf
unrealistic expectation of what their money will buy
unrealistic offer amount
failure to make use of a valuable asset available to them: the knowledge and experience of their Realtor.