Home buyers and realtors in our area are getting some advice from a famous host.

Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV's Property Virgins, was the guest speaker at the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors second annual Signature Event Wednesday night.

Sherrod gave us some tips for first-time home buyers.

She says you should come prepared and learn your buying power before you start looking.

"What we think we can afford in our head versus how we look on paper as buyers can be entirely different. So sit down with a mortgage specialist," Sherrod said.

As for real estate agents, Sherrod says they should learn how to brand themselves long-term and also take advantage of social media.