Whether or not one should become a real estate agent is a question real estate investors hotly debate. For example, here's a BiggerPockets take in favor and here's one opposed (more or less). I lean in favor.
Regardless, having access to the MLS is a huge benefit. At the least, you want an agent who will provide comps to you on quick notice. On this episode of The Good Stewards Podcast, we discuss how to go about using the MLS (whether you decide to become and agent or not).
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