I often feel that I have the same person calling me on a daily basis. Only because I get a similar question addressed. They are usually buyers wanting to view a certain home in San Antonio. One top question is “Can I view the inside of this home? ” Well yes and no. As a buyer wouldn’t you like to know what your monthly payment, taxes and insurance would be? It’s as if you are shopping for event tickets or a pair of shoes or even groceries without knowing what your price limit is. It is very easy to take an application and get you information on the same day. Getting an approval is the first step in purchasing a home. Then will a licensed Realtor in San Antonio show the inside of a home. Then you are on to the next step, Another much asked question ” Will you take $XXX,XXX.XX for the home ?” I know we are in a soft market, however… most listing agents have priced a home according to the homes sold in that neighborhood. Those foreclosed, short sale, and REO’s are already drastically under market price. Granted some may need more work than others. I believe you should trust a Realtor to help in that early process. There are so many more questions from a buyers perspective. This is all part of the journey to purchase.