Working with one or working for one? which is it. If you're working for an agent, let the agent do the work of findong you the right house. Doing searches on your own, while they might be fun, the information on the public sites are not as up to date.
The inventory in Santa Clarita is consistantly changing, find what you want and make a move on it.
I know buyers have a long list of what they expect from an agent and they should, however buyers need to be prepared to provide their agent with a pre approval including credit scores and what kind of financing you'll be using. This helps your agent do the best for you:)