First things first, decide your price range. Picking a price range from the beginning is so important because it sets the tone for pretty much the entire process. Price can be a determining factor for your choices between location, style and size. There are different articles that can help give you an idea of how much you should be spending, then once you meet with your realtor they can also help narrow down your budget. It is also smarter to start off with a lower budget, because chances are you will spend more than you plan to in order to score the home you really want.