The first step is to get in touch with a local lender. After getting your financial information, they will be able to pre-approve you and let you know what amount you qualify for a loan and what type of loan.
The next step is to interview several real estate professionals. You are the employer and an agent is your employee. They are working for you and in your best interests. The professional should be knowledgeable of the area and in real estate. They should also be someone you feel comfortable with and someone you can trust. After all, purchasing a home is the largest investment in anyone's lifetime. Would you trust it to just anyone?
The agent should then communicate with you often and inform you of the buying process, step by step, as you progress in the purchasing process. In the initial consultation, they should give you a basic idea of what will be occuring.
I wish you the best in your home search and future endeavors.
Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR
Pennsylvania License #RS297130
Keller Williams Real Estate
Office: 610-867-8888 Direct: 610-393-9424