Maybe they're getting their nails done. Maybe they're sleeping standing up. Why would you call more than twice? At that point, just start calling their broker. If he/she doesn't answer, call your MLS and have the listing removed.
Scott Miller, RealtorÂ®
I am wondering why don't you contact them and ask them?
I usually give them a few hours to respond and if not, I will call them back again. I give them the benefit of the doubt but finally just realize that they may be trying to sell their own listings or are just unresponsive agents. They are doing a disservice to their clients because the call they do not return may be the only serious buyer that will eventually buy their client's home.
That is a big problem in your market place. My partner and I have been trying to show homes in the Quincy and Braintree areas and have the same problem. Glad to see it is not just us, but bummed to see that is the culture there. T
I have to suspect that it's not just laziness or incompetence--though both might be factors. But it may have something to do with the seller and whatever instructions he's given to the listing agent.