When is the right time to hire a real estate agent?
My fiance and I are looking to buy our first home and are hoping to move in during or as soon as possible after May when our lease on our apartment is up. We will have the 20% down payment in February (a combo of savings and holiday bonuses) and plan on getting preapproved then. Should we wait until we have been prapproved to start looking at houses/hiring a real estate agent?

Asked question