As a buyer, can I get a password to MLS during my search?

Sorry, but no. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is a paid and closed database and can only be accessed by Realtors, appraisers or other service providers who are members of the MLS. And as a member of the MLS, there are about 40 pages of rules that we have to follow.

That said, an agent can offer you what is called a Portal to MLS, which is a pretty awesome service that allows you to see into the MLS according to a set of parameters that you, as a buyer or seller, can request from your agent. A Portal allows you to see listings as they come onto the market, price and status changes, as well as save favorites and communicate with your agent. And we would LOVE to set up one for you.