Know what you really NEED, vs. what you WANT.
Consider what’s most important to you as a home buyer. Factors to consider when searching for a home may be:
→ Price and affordability
→ Size (Number of bedrooms and bathrooms and room needed for growth)
→ Garage and parking
→ Resale Value
→ How long you expect to stay
→ Yard size
→ Location (Schools, work, activities, etc.)
→ Neighborhood (condition, demographics, etc.)
→ Walkability (http://www.walkscore.com/)
Give as much information about your wishes and requirements as you can to your Realtor, such as local amenities, transportation, schools, shopping, etc. This way your Realtor can find your perfect home that matches all of your criteria.