Have real estate agents gotten lazy thanks to online MLS? The answer, unfortunately, is sometimes “yes!” Why? Because the majority of today’s home buyers do most of the work that agents were responsible for before everyone had access to the online MLS. Today, most buyers get pre-qualified for a mortgage before they even begin to look. Then they spend endless hours researching potential homes that meet their needs, budget, and lifestyles. And, when they’ve narrowed it down, they finally give an agent a call. The good news for agents is that this means significantly less time researching and showing properties to potential buyers who aren’t sure what they want, or what they can afford. But that can lend itself to complacency, and if you’re trying to sell your house, the last thing you need is a lazy agent sitting by the phone waiting for a call!