I am a buyer and I found the same thing. One agency doesn't even use MLS they completely advertise on their own knowing if a potential buyer sees one of their signs they will call them directly and where I'm from it is not ethical to set yourself up to double end a transaction.
I went with a local agent directly in Blair, if you want their contact information I'm happy to provide it for you. I also use Trulia, Realtor.com and sometimes Zillow. I have found those new listings come within a day, but they do not pick up all new listings. The one thing those sites do not do is remove a listing that has gone pending or sold.
I'm happy to give you advice from what I have found moving to a new area.... more
What price range are you looking at? I will send you some listings for you to look through. Do you have to purchase on land contract? If you're a first time homebuyer, you can take advantage of the $8000 tax credit. Let me know if you need a lender.
Fremont, Omaha, Blair