Once you find the right REALTOR® for you, and you have your down payment and are pre-approved for a mortgage, the next step is to find a home that will meet your needs.

If you have realistic expectations, patience, and plenty of research under your belt, you'll be on your way.

Here are some tips to help you find the home that’s right for you:

Above all, remain in close contact with your Realtor. Remember, your Realtor is your trusted advisor. They’re there to help!