I would stay in touch with your lender and make sure you don't add, subtract or payoff anything without their advice while you start your selection process.
Then choose an area and go to open houses to start meeting active agents and to refine your wish list.
Get to know some of the agents in your area of choice by looking them up online, talking to them, and calling them out of the blue with a question.
See how they respond and if they provide you useful info.
Then choose one and use their experience and knowledge of the area you have chosen to find a great property.
I am on the Cape, but I can help you choose a local pro if you want help doing so.
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