Why not make contact as soon as possible and get set up on an auto search. Then you can see the listngs in the area that fit your search criteria.
This way, you will have a better feel for the market when you do start looking. Keep your finger on the pulse of the market and use the information to your benefit.
Email me with your basic search criteria and I'll get you set up on an auto search. Not a problem.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org