The neighborhood: The population of Houston is largely composed of peaceful, civic minded citizens. But that does not mean there cannot be a few ‘rough’ neighborhoods. Ask your real estate agent about the crime statistic of the area where the house is located. Better still; hire a private investigator to look into it for you. It can save you hours of worry later on.

There are several sites online where one can place classified ads. Some of these are even free, which is pretty nice! One of the best known of these is Craigslist. Since this is basically a free, online classified section, anyone can advertise on Craigslist. While this means that a researcher has to wade through a LOT of miscellaneous and many times misleading advertising, there are many people who rely exclusively on Craigslist in order to find things they need, including housing.

You most likely know how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need in a new house. However, if you have not given this much thought, you should. This bit of information will allow you to narrow down the search and can aid an agent in finding homes for you also. Consider any other kinds of rooms you would like as well.

First, let’s try to understand how this person may be feeling at the moment. Probably disappointed that their house didn’t sell. And in many cases they will blame their real estate agent. The number one complaint I have heard is that their agent never kept in contact with them. They never had any idea what was going on with the sale of their house. Even if the agent had done a good job, the property owner would not have known.

Falling in the first quarter by 4.3 percent, Milwaukee home values continue to lose ground, but the number of home listings is huge. In fact, Milwaukee has the most real estate point of any city in the state. As of April 2010, the average home in Milwaukee was valued at 4,609, which is making buying real estate in this city much more affordable. Add to it a 31 percent reduction on the listing, and you could buy a home there for only ,780.

If they decide to go the route of a foreclosure, then the matter is settled in the courts. If it is ruled in their favor, then they gain ownership of the home. As a bank, they are looking to get the money that is still owed to them.

Old Rule: As a real estate agent you have exclusive access to the list where your prospect will find the home of their dreams. Your sellers rely on you to put their house on this list of dreams.