Where to start?
You have taken the most important first step -.Gathering information.
Begining your information gathering by reviewing generic stuff will allow you to get a grip on the language and major elements of the process. Below is a link to TRULIA GUIDES that can be helpful.
Yes, there is a lot of 'stuff' to sort through on the Trulia Guides.
You will find it MUCH more beneficial to obtain a home buyer guide that steps you through the process IN THE LOCATION TO WHICH YOU ARE MOVING. Every state is different and has it's own 'stuff."
For instance, if you were moving to Florida, I have a comprehensive guide that reveals the Florida 'stuff' that won't be found in a Trulia guide or any guide not specific to Florida. Tropical storms and alligators, the most recognized features of Florida, are largely insignificant in the buying process.
The same would be true for sellers.
Understanding the process is essential to relieving much of the uncertainty and anxiety the buying and selling process induces.
Identify an agent who works in the location to which you are moving and pick up the phone.
Your agent is the one best prepared to guide you in the direction most likely to produce the results you need. Results is the real measure. Agents know who are the best partners to invite onto your team to actually BUY the home you want based on your circumstances, situation and market conditions.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group,
Palm Harbor, FL
If you are serious, it worth making the call.