Good luck to you
Congratulations!!! You have taken the Biggest and Most Difficult Step. I would suggest finding a Lender that you TRUST and can work with. Be very Protective of your Credit. Do Not let everyone run it as that will reduce your score. Tell them flat out NO! Until You decide with whom you would like to work.
Feel free to call. I work with a lot of first time Buyers.
Good Luck and Happy House Hunting.
You need two good pros, an agent and a lender. When you find the first one, they may help you find the other.
Some lenders can assist with credit repair & improvement. There are some steps people take that actually hurt their credit, so be careful doing this without advice.
Once you find your pros they will guide you through the process. Best of luck.