Now that you found a home you possible like to make an offer on, here are some things to keep in mind before you do...
Have you been pre approved? If not, this is the time to do so. (If you need a few mortgage broker names, I would be happy to provide you a few to choose from via email).
If you already have a pre approval letter, you need to decide on an agent. As the realtor before me stated, it is important to get your own representative vs, having the listing agent represent you as well. When a Realtor represents solely you, they are working for your interests only.
Another thing to keep in mind is that listings on Trulia are not up to date 100% on status. Have your Realtor verify that this listing is still available, the current asking price, the current loan on the property, what the local market value is, what nearby houses sold for, etc...
Once you discusses all this with your Realtor, he/she can write up an offer for you and represent you through the transaction process.
We would be happy to discuss a few factors with you. We are different tthan other agents, as you get two knowledgable agents working for you, instead of one! We also work closely with an appraiser to help us determine market value more accurately.
You can find additional buyer resources on our website, http://www.myLARealEstateGroup.com
Good Luck to you
LA Real Estate Group