A really great real estate professional will take the time to meet with you and all of the decision makers to discuss what you want and need in a home. They will work with you to develop a wish list that is consistent with your desired location(s), property criteria and qualifying purchase amount. They should also discuss your “must have” items, as well as, those items you can live without.
Please note…the more REALISTIC you are about how much house you can purchase and in what location, the more successful you will be. You may need to be flexible and willing to make adjustments along to way to get what is best for you.