What Should A Buyer Do First Thing Out of The GateThe first thing a buyer should do is get a pre-approval. This is going to help you so much in knowing what price range to look in and when you see something you really like you will be ready with your pre-approval to go along with your offer. This is a very important step and not one to miss. Before touring properties you need to do this otherwise it is only going to disappoint if you find after the fact that you are looking in the wrong price range. You may be delighted to find out that you can afford more than you had thought. Also a good loan officer will do much more than a pre-approval for you and it can be done over the phone.February 10 2011 - Needham0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.