A sellers agent has to track down a listing agent when:
1. The listing agent has been on vacation for a month.
2. The listing agent... as one said to me JULY 2012 " I dont internet".
3. The listing agent lives their life to double dip.
4. The listing agent will lose all of their listing when they sell that one.
5. The listing agent was supposed to have withdrawn\ epxired the listing and did not.
6. The listimg agent moved out of State and did not tell anyone.
7. The listing agent lost their licence.
8. The listing agent is in rehab.
9. The listing agent's assistant did not tell the listing agent as she is plannimg to take over the buisness.
10. The Listing agent has never been in the listing and does not have a clue whats going on!
If your having trouble getting a hold of the listing agent, try voice message, text, and email.
If that does not work, try calling the listing agency's broker. If all else fails, move on to another property.
But to answer your question, and selling agent shouldn't have to chase a listing agent.
This is a most concerning issue and one that is less than professional....My thoughts on this are that too many less than full service agencies contribute to this ever growing problem. These types of agencies have the listing agents taking all of their calls, placing signs, managing the listing etc. etc.
My biggest concern is with agents that specialize in foreclosures that are generally not reachable, don't answer calls and don't return emails.....their excuse, "they get so many calls...."
H-E-L-L-O....This is the nature of the business as is assumming the responsibility that it brings.
How many times should you call or email? As many times as necessary but there comes a point when they should be added to a list of less desirable agents.....those that DON'T get your calls!
I feel your pain. I had to deal with this very issue a lot this past summer.
I had an agent ignore me this way. I got a bright idea and drove to her office address! When I arrived at her office address, I found it was a mail box center. Her suit number was actually a mail box number. It turned out she works from home and just uses the address to receive mail.
My clients had their hearts set on the home, but we had to move on.
Kawain Payne, Realtor