3) Research the Market and Neighborhoods
Since you already have a Pre-Approved Mortgage, you can supply your Realtor with all the necessary details to set up an automatic email (Auto-email). Your Realtor will need your price range, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, as wells as all your other list of needs (must haves) and wants (would likes). If you start by shopping on the computer it will give you a better idea about what is on the market and what you can expect for your money in this market. It is also a good idea to drive by some of the homes you think look interesting to you and see if they are in neighborhoods you may like to live in. Then you can research the school, the proximity to amenities and re-sale value of the neighborhood. Once you have familiarized yourself with the Market and the Neighborhoods, you are ready for the next step, shopping for the right home for you.