Utilizing Your Agent
The quickest and easiest way to find a home is to work with an agent. Nearly 90% of all homes offered for sale at any given time are listed with agents.
A real estate agent is the person who is best prepared to help you find the type of home you are looking for. Their knowledge of the area, local laws, fees, customs, market conditions, etc. will give you a leg up when finding the right home to suit your wants and needs. Further, the agent can be of help throughout the entire real estate transaction. If you are attempting to search for a home on your own, when it comes to negotiating, you will be going up against that seller's agent. Why not have a professional in your corner as well?