The first two steps to take in any buyer transaction:
1. Talk with a mortgage lender and obtain a pre-approval letter (this will help you move quickly when a bargain comes along.)
2. Hire a buyer's agent to begin searching for homes in your preferred neighborhood on your behalf - preferably one with an ABR designation.
One way we provide value to our clients is by setting them up on a "client gateway" that alerts them to new homes hitting the market that match their specific needs (price, size, location, and preferred amenities.) This way, the buyer knows precisely when an ideal home hits the market and can view it and, if need be, make an offer promptly.
Another way we help is by helping with a negotiation strategy based on research, neighborhood sales data, property condition, and time on the market. A full-time Realtor can provide advice and advocacy to help you through the negotiating process and help you obtain a great deal.
If you'd like more information on 78759, please let me know - I'd be happy to assist you.