Once you have decided on which agent you feel will best suit your needs, it is a good idea to sit down and discuss exactly what your expectations are. What type of home do you require? How many bedrooms & bathrooms, in which areas, price range and time frame. You should also determine your hours of availability and what you expect from your agent in terms of communication, such as phone daily, weekly or by email).
Your agent should explain any documents you will be required to sign, and answer any questions you may have. It is important to have good communication with your agent. Be precise and candid, and you should be able to expect the same in return.