As a buyer in today's market you have a lot of useful tools and websites at your disposal online. You can look up mortgage calculators; see what some websites estimate as the value of your home, and even look at listings that are currently for sale. But how do you know if the website you're looking at has up to date or even legitimate information?
If you're looking to buy a home, and you want to know what is on the market and what's coming on the market (that meet's your criteria) your best bet is to have a licensed agent that belongs to the local Mulitple Listing Service send you properties or set you up on an autodrip. The agent you meet with will discuss what your wants and needs in a home are, and input that into their sytem sending you ONLY the homes that meet your criteria! It's a beautiful thing really! If you find a home on another website that was not sent by your agent, than it most likely didn't meet your criteria. As a member of the local MLS your agent has access to the fastest, most up to date and current information.
You hire an agent to do the searching and eliminating for you, trust them to help you and take care of the house buying process.
Jessica Touchton -Buyer's Agent w/ The Landry Team Keller Wiliams Realty email@example.com