Right now, if you drive through just about any neighborhood in Austin, Texas, you will most likely see multiple “For Sale” signs put up, and some have probably been up for quite some time. However, just because buyers have a wealth of options in real estate doesn’t make the process of buying a home a foolproof one. As a client, your behavior can play an enormous role in how quickly you and your Realtor® locate the home of your dreams. For example, before you even begin your search, you should have a clear sense of which qualities are essential in your ideal home and which ones are secondary. Be prepared to communicate these needs and wants to your Realtor® early on, along with any details about your financial situation that may affect your purchasing power. You’ll want to be educated enough about the basics of buying so that you know what’s going on, yet you should also be comfortable asking questions if you ever feel confused. These simple steps will go a long way toward helping your Realtor® do his or her job effectively, which in the end will make you a much happier client.