Your REALTOR can help you with important information about each property. Agents have access to a variety of informational resources. Your Realtor can provide local community information on utilities, zoning. schools, etc. There are two things you'll want to know. First, will the property provide the environment I want for a home? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell? Agents have mutiple resources they have come by over thier years as an agent that can help you choose the right area.