We talked to a financial planner and got preapproval from the bank
, looked at a couple of houses, made an offer, signed the contract and then waited a month for settlement to move house. We both worked full time and the real estate agent did all the running around for us bringing paperwork to our offices to sign. The stressful bit for me was the actual packing and moving but you might be able to pay for some help with that. It's an exciting time, good luck!