Zillow Advice: Home Buying - Not getting email response when contacting agent about homes i am interested in. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate To get an agent to assist ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ To get an agent to assist you since you are long distance you should enter into a buyers agency agreement with one who will work for you.<br/><br/>I often get inquires from people about foreclosed properties in the 20K range with a laundry list of things they want me to find out for them.&nbsp; I've had some want me to take additional pictures for them and determine if the property is a good investment.&nbsp; <br/><br/>It's not the way we do business.&nbsp; If you are interested in property 3 hours away find an agent, make an appointment and go look at some properties. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ 2013-11-12T17:58:00Z P.S.&nbsp; I would not sign ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ P.S.&nbsp; I would not sign a buyer's agency form, but I also would stick with one buyer's agent that I had carefully selected if they did a good job.&nbsp; Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ 2013-11-12T16:47:00Z Find an agent that specializes ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ Find an agent that specializes in the area you are interested in, then call him or her. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ 2013-11-12T16:41:00Z I would agree that an agent ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ I would agree that an agent should ALWAYS call you back, but there are situations where the property is no longer available (going under contract, coming off the market, etc). &nbsp;Regardless, a courtesy call would be in order. I would also agree with the other post comments -- finding you own agent to represent your best interests is a great idea as well.&nbsp; Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ 2013-11-12T16:40:00Z I would strongly suggest ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ I would strongly suggest you find an agent first.&nbsp; Let them know that you willing to be a client and will sign a buyer agency contract.&nbsp; Often times agents get the impression that you are working with several agents at a time and the hard working BUSY agents do not wish to become involved in that type scenario.<br/><br/>A buyer agency agreement is a 2 way street.&nbsp; Obviously the agent has some assurance that you will buy <u>only</u> through them - On the other hand the document spells out in no uncertain terms that that agent is now LIABLE to you - they must contractually have <u>your best interest</u> as their prime directive. <br/><br/>Good Luck!<br/><br/><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ 2013-11-12T16:31:00Z If in your shoes, I'd change ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ If in your shoes, I'd change my strategy when looking from a distance:<br/><br/>1.&nbsp; Engage the services of a buyer's agent.&nbsp;&nbsp; Put considerable effort into finding one who meets your needs (listens and understands is a critical one).&nbsp;&nbsp; Don't take any old referal but do your interviewing carefully.&nbsp; This person can investigate whether the house is still on the market, and be persistent contacting the listing party. <br/><br/>2.&nbsp; If agents don't respond to E-mails, use the phone.&nbsp; <br/><br/> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ 2013-11-12T16:20:00Z I am sorry to hear about ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate, but sadly not a rare experience. &nbsp;Depending on the listing agent and property type such as Distressed vs Traditional resale, whether the agent is making an effort to return a call or even pick up the phone. &nbsp;The property could be already under contract or pending approval from the lien holder. &nbsp;Many times even as a seasoned Realtor it can be difficult to get a hold of the listing agents ourselves. &nbsp;However, I welcome the challenge and given my vast amount of knowledge, prior as a mortgage lender, landlord, investor and currently as a Realtor &amp; designated CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) &nbsp;<br/>I have been working with real estate for over a decade and have contacts all over the US &amp; Internationally. &nbsp;Please check out my profile &amp; contact info, letting me know what I can do to be of further assistance.<br/><br/>Thank You,<br/>&nbsp; Kevin&nbsp; Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ 2013-11-12T16:16:00Z That is unacceptable of the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ That is unacceptable of the agent and not an agent you want to hire. You should have your own agent and not use the listing agent anyway to protect yourself.<br/><br/><div>[self promotion deleted by Zillow moderator]<br/><div><br/><div><br/><div>Best Regards,<div>Brian<br/>[deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]<br/></div></div></div></div></div> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-getting-email-response-when-contacting-agent-about-homes-i-am-interested-in/518724/ 2013-11-12T15:51:00Z