31 Jul (GA) As a buyer, should my agent give me access to MLS listings?
I've bought a home before, and my real estate agent gave me access to the MLS. He made a filter based off of what I was looking for (e.g. 3BD home with at least 2BA), but I could also search outside of those parameters and browse for myself. It was the FMLS if that matters.
Fast forward 1.5 years, and I can't use my old agent because he's out of the biz. I'm chatting with a different real estate agent and she's saying that she'll look around based on what I told her I'm looking for and email me some houses that she thinks will fit. I asked her about access to the MLS and she says that the MLS is for agents only and there's no consumer-facing site/app for it. She also says that I can just send her links from Zillow or RedFin and she can set up showings (I guess by then plugging the address into her agent version of the MLS).
This doesn't seem like the most efficient way to do things. Is she blowing smoke/doesn't have the right tools to do the job? Should I try finding another agent?