I'll also add - an agent's job isn't simply to set you up in the MLS, let you pick houses, and open the doors for you. It's also to honestly tell you if you are out of touch with what you "want" and "what you can afford". If you continue to look and can't find anything, you might have to make some tough compromises. I'm assuming that since school district won't be one you are willing to compromise on - you might have to start considering a smaller house, one without a basement, one with less bedrooms, etc. etc. etc.
Often, while waiting for "the deal of century" and "the one" - you miss out on the "deal of the decade" when the first two were never going be available anyway (if that makes sense).
The bottom line? Sit down with your agent and have an honest conversation. Tap into his expertise of the area and make sure you aren't searching for something that doesn't, and will never, exist.
I have showed particular clients 30+ homes in a 1 month time span, and you know, eventually they picked one. It pays off for us, regardless of the leg work, but that is what we are here for.
If you have not provided this agent with a pre-approval letter though, I imagine that they will not be as willing to take you out to see as many homes, without at least knowing if you would qualify for the homes in question.
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Since your home will likely be your largest investment you should see as many homes as it takes. Not only is it an investment it is also where you will live so it should meet your needs.
If there are currently no listings that meet your needs maybe try looking at those not currently listed. My team has a system to help find buyers the perfect home, even when it is not currently listed for sale. Maybe your agent has a similar program?
They are probably frustrated that they cannot find you a good home. Maybe they are even hoping you will not get annoyed with them.
Continue to work together and you will find the right home. You could look at FSBO's, many will accept are realtor's offer and pay 3% commission to them.