2. Hire Your Agent
The typical real estate transaction involves at least two dozen separate individuals—insurance assessors, mortgage brokers and underwriters, inspectors, appraisers, escrow officers, the buyer's agents, the seller's agents, bankers, title researchers, and a number of other individuals. Their actions and decisions have to be orchestrated in order to perform in harmony and get a home sale closed. It is the responsibility of your real estate agent to expertly coordinate all of the professionals involved in your home purchase and to act as the advocate for you and your interests throughout the process.