Talk to at least one neighbor before you make an offer. Ask what they like best and least about living there.
Use the RE/MAX mobile app for your smartphone andremax.com to find and share appealing listings with your agent as you hone in on the types of neighborhoods and homes you're interested in.
In many cases, it's better to buy the smallest house on the most desirable block than the biggest house on the least desirable one. Buy location over house.
If you're unfamiliar with the area where you’re moving, your buyer’s agent is an invaluable resource. He or she can offer insider knowledge on neighborhoods, schools, access to recreation and shopping districts, and the many other details on local neighborhoods and subdivisions.
It’s important to have a clear picture on the features that matter most to you in a home or location. Creating a list of “must haves” and flexible "nice-to-haves" from the start will make things a lot easier for you.
Your buyer's agent can offer advice on the countless items you should consider according to your lifestyle, budget and particulars.