Rising Houston home prices throughout much of 2012 made the market weigh heavily in favor of sellers. However, a number of local consumers have changed the way they approach the homebuying process, which has proven to be quite successful.Due to a large amount of demand and a limited supply, some buyers may not have the luxury to take their time with the homebuying process, the Houston Chronicle reports. Often times, when a consumer shows interest in a property, it doesn't take long for another buyer to come along a take it right out from under them with a well-timed offer.”If you think you like something in this particular market, you better make an offer then and there or someone will beat you out,” loca buyer Angelo Poli told the newspaper.So far this year, property sold the quickest in popular parts of the city with limited supplies. This was especially apparent in areas in the western section of the metropolitan areas – especially those along and south of Interstate 10.On the other hand, prospective buyers who shop around in neighborhoods that have struggled with foreclosures or have new developments, may find themselves with a considerable amount of leverage to make the transition to homeownership. Real Estate News brought to you by 2M Realty, a true expert in the online real estate market.