There's a lot of information available online for the prospective home buyer - a lot! Increasingly, buyers are using the Internet as their first step in the home search process. The percentage of buyers who purchased a home they found on the Internet has increased steadily since 2001 - from just 8% - to 43% in 2013. However, the percentage of buyers who used a Realtor to purchase a home has remained fairly constant.
While searching on your own in the comfort of your home, office, car, or wherever can give you more than enough information, that is exactly the point - it's more than enough information. The Internet cannot replace the experience, wisdom and guidance of a seasoned real estate agent.
Don't overwhelm yourself with TOO MUCH INFORMATION! Contact an experienced, full-time Realtor to help you with your home search. The benefit to you will be unparalled.