Good advice to interview a few agents before deciding with whom to work with. You may sign up for clean offer on my website which allows you to save properties in a folder & follow their progress - pending, etc.
Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
McGuire Real Estate
This is a Zephyr listing which is pending as of 6/9/09.
It sounds like youâ€™re not working with an agent yet. I recommend interviewing a few and selecting one to help you with your search. Your agent can also set up a listings alert via the SF MLS where you receive listings within 15 minutes of them hitting the market.
If you work with an agent at a large company, such as Zephyr, you will also have access to pre-MLS/pocket listings.
For manual open house searching:
Cheryl Bower, Realtor , GRI, ABR
Zephyr Real Estate