If a buyer is searching for listings, they are searching on consumer based websites. These sites are a great tool for consumer information. However, they are often not updated and the data on listings may be old.
The best thing for a buyer to do is to get a buyer's agent to search for homes for you. Agents have access to the MLS and will confirm the home is still available before even showing it to the buyer.
Today's market is too fast changing for any buyer to be out there on their own looking for a home.
Even with working with an agent buyer's will have to be patient. Working and searching alone will, in my humble opinion discourage the buyer.
Best Of Luck to YOU!!!!!
Kawain Payne, Realtor