Finding a good Realtor whom
you like and trust is the first step in locating your new home in town.
Call or stop by a real estate office and ask to
speak with the manager. Describe what type of home you are looking for. The
manager can refer you to an agent who knows that market very well. You might
also use weekend "open houses" as opportunities to look for a Realtor,
as well as a new home. It is really a matter of chemistry! If you meet someone
who is knowledgeable and with whom you feel comfortable, call that person!
Once you establish a good working relationship
with a Realtor, your agent can show you the homes for sale, even if they are
listed with other companies. Often they can show you a property as soon as it is
placed on the market. (Many of the best homes never even make it to the weekend
classified section of the newspaper).