Your real estate agent can lead you right to the perfect home. They have all of the tools and knowledge necessary to help you find the right home and get you in it. However, you do need to keep in mind that your agent will also only be working with the information that you have provided them with. This is why it's so important for you to make sure you present your realtor with a realistic view of you and your family's lifestyle, as well as your wants, needs, and flexibility. Here are some tips on presenting yourself to your realtor in a way that can help you get into the perfect house as quickly as possible:

Let your real estate agent know exactly where you stand financially

It's going to be much easier for you to find a home quickly if you get pre-qualified before you start shopping. This lets you know what price range you should be looking in, and it lets everyone know that there is a better chance of you actually being qualified for the home loan. Your real estate agent will want to be told right away that they are working with a pre-qualified client, so let them know this.

Explain as much as you can about relevant hobbies and interests

The clearer and more complete picture that your real estate agent has about you and others in your household, the better the chances will be that they will be able to present you with a selection of fantastic houses that match you and your family well. For example, if you tell your real estate agent that you want a 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom house with a fenced yard, then you are going to have a lot of different types of houses to go through. However, if you tell them that you are an avid gardener and you love to refurnish furniture on the side, then they are going to think of you and call you right away when a house comes up with a fantastic garden area and a separate work shed.

Have your priorities straight and share them

If you are a very green household, then let the real estate agent know this. It can make the difference in them thinking of you right away when a house with full solar panels comes on the market. Also, let them know if you plan on having children in the future, if you tend to do work from home, and anything else that can help them pinpoint the best home for you and your family.