There are some in the home buying process who don’t prepare themselves very well. They may have saved some for a down payment, but chances are, that is where they stop. There is much more to do to prepare for the home purchasing process to make the process go smoothly.
Some include working with a trusted Loan Officer (NOT A WEBSITE), lining up service providers, and knowing a bit about the market one is entering. These are a few of the items that top the list of how to prepare oneself. Of course, you cannot forget working with a trusted real estate professional!
Here is an excellent article that articulates some of what I’m saying here. Enjoy!