Thank you for your question. The answer would depend on whether or not you have an agent working for you. If you do not, I am a full time, professional Realtor specializing in buyers. You can read reviews on me by past clients in Zillow if you would like. If you would be interested in what I can do for you, you can find me on http://WWW.Twitter.com/teyssier, text or e-mail.
Is there a particular home you would like to see or are you interested in finding out what is available in and around Squirrel Hill? Either way contact a good real estate agent to help with all the necessary arrangements and guide you through the process. By the way check out my resume www,blaircohen.com and let me know if l may be of service.
I forgot to mention that you would not have to pay an agent to work for you. The seller pays the commission that is split between the seller's agent and the buyer's agent at closing.
Howard Hanna Squirrel Hill
You have a few options:
1. Call the listing agents of the homes you see that interest you on the real estate web sites to arrange showings. However; please know that the listing agent will be representing the sellers in their best interests; not yours.
2. Attend Public Open Houses as you see them advertised.
3. Interview some local real estate agents in the Squirrel Hill North area and select an agent to assist you with the showings as they can also guide and counsel you throughout the purchase process at usually no cost to you. Do make sure they are experienced and knowledgeable on that market.
And...I have to say that hiring an agent to work with is really your best option and will take some of the workload off you.
Hope this helps.
Good luck and happy house hunting!
Prudential Connecticut Realty
However, I would strongly suggest using a real estate agent which I am not. The commission they will recieve while considrable tirst glance iswell worth the price in the end.