Kris, Glad to here someone is moving to Michigan LOL
There are several Internet agents available on Trulia, you can search here under members and look at their profiles or the correct website for agents in Michigan is http://mi.living.net/
this site will have all real estate professionals and has been active for more than 2 years. Most agents do not have their correct information in their profile.
There are two large Multiple Listing Services available in the area Realcomp and MiRealSource. Currently, they do not share data so you may not find all the homes available on any real estate agent website. I believe Marybeth and I both belong to Realcomp which is the larger coverage area. Some homes in Macomb, Wayne, Oakland, and St Clair Counties may not be on our websites.
If you are looking for sample real estate forms, several are available on the website below. I also have IDX search but not mapping. Realcomp cautions against providing mapping.
There are many Federal and State laws that prevent agents from suggesting where you should locate. Having four myself, schools may influence your choice. There are two websites I recommend. http://schoolmatters.com
Traffic can be a problem, especially during rush hour, this website may help http://www.traffic.com/Detroit-Traffic/Detroit-Traffic-Repor
If you need any additional information I'd be glad to help no obligation.