The biggest issue I see in posts to Trulia are based on lack of unmet expectations. I suggest having a face to face meeting and discuss:
1. what you need in a home, versus what you want in a home
2. Your critieria (budget, timeframe, fixer ok, short sale ok, REO ok?
3. What you expect from your Realtor? email me listings, go look at some homes now, later, in the future, never?
Ask your Realtor for a Home buyer's guide. If they don't have one ask them to ask their title representative.
That should be a good start.
Post if you need more help.
Please ask him to send you some listings by email. Be specific on the area you want, the square footage, the number of bedrooms and baths and the lot size. He can also check the schools fo you. If he won't do this for you, find another agent who will meet your needs.