Your best opportunity for finding information is to work with a knowledgable agent who works with a lot of buyers. Notice I didn't say an agent who works with a lot of sellers. Many listing agents are taking 40-50 listings and may not have time to give you the service you need in purchasing. Banks are always going to list the property with an agent. Also be aware, that banks are often lowering the price below the market value, so expect that there will be multiple offers on any well priced property. This means that you will probably have to pay more than the list price to acquire it. This is another good reason to work with a knowledgable agent. They'll be able to give you a better idea of what is really going on in the market in the particular area you are looking. I'd be happy to help so feel free to call me. Marilyn-702-348-7146.