First and foremost, find yourself a buyers’ agent to show you the home – don’t call the name on the sign. In real estate there are two types of agents: listing agents and buyer’s agents. As the names imply, they represent the two sides of the transaction. When you call the name on the sign, you are essentially waiving your rights to representation. Instead, find an agent who will be able to work with you throughout the buying process and keep your interests in the forefront.