I like this article because it brings up something a lot of people may not consider. When we first start looking, most people already have an idea of what their perfect home is going to look like. It isn't until you start seeing multiple homes, that your list changes and to keep an open mind throughout the process.
Going to an open house or searching through online searches is usually how most people get started looking for a home. It gives buyers a chance to take a look at a home and get an idea if that would work for them. As an agent it's my job to be there to advise them on the neighborhood as well as things to look for in a home specifically.