Step 1 in the buying process begins with the agent and buyer reviewing the current market conditions as well as what the buyer wants and needs in their new home.
Step 2 is getting pre-approved or a loan to know how much the buyer can spend.
Step 3 involves narrowing the search so the buyer is only looking at houses that meet their criteria. When the buyer is ready to make an offer, that's when step 4 comes in.
The agent helps negotiate the price and terms so the buyer gets the best deal possible. Getting the home inspected is the fifth step.
The final step is closing. That's when the buyer takes possession of the house.