TIP # 2 - BUYERS - ARE YOU CREDIT READY ???
Make sure you get your credit score, and make sure it is accurate. If your score is low, a conventional loan will be a challenge. Start building up your score. Visit your local financial specialist to help evaluate the best plan for you. Many buyers will get a pre-qualification letter from their lender. You can do better than that though, get preapproval of your finances. The preapproval letter shows the seller your good to go and can close quickly.
Also, there's nothing wrose then falling in love with a home only to find out your lender will not qualify you for finances. Before you call your real estate agent, get preapproval. Your agent can't do their job if they don't know what to look for.
Tune if for TIP #3