Shopping for your first house is stressful enough, but when you’re finally ready to be a homeowner and the pickings are slim, the process can become a roller-coaster ride of hope and fear. “Buyers walk in a home and say, ‘This is it!’ Then, they see all the business cards [from other agents] on the…

Barbara Marquand is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: bmarquand@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @barbaramarquand.

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