Know the language of real estate. Get some books on real estate. Talk to your real estate agent. Find out what you need to know to educate yourself about the special terms we use.
I have an ongoing series on my blog called “vocabulary you might need to know when buying or selling a home in Kitchener Waterloo”.
Educate yourself so you feel comfortable. The whole idea is to take the stress and mystery out of the home buying or selling process by giving you the information you need.