The best way to find the perfect home for you and your family is to start by taking a drive through several different areas, neighborhoods and communities. This allows you and your real estate agent to gain a better sense of what characteristics you require your new home to have.
Once you have driven around, talk with your real estate agent about the areas you liked and why you liked them as well as the areas you did not like and why they did not interest you.
Your real estate agent can now begin to research and acquire houses for sale that may interest you in your desired areas as well as potentially introduce you to similar areas that you had not considered before.
Once you have selected your perfect home it’s time to begin the purchasing process. Before working with your agent on making an offer, discuss with them the potential long term resale value of the property. An experienced agent will also research possible costs and expenses associated with the home in question.