What property are you calling on?
Is it for sale through a private citizen or through a real estate broker?
When you call, what message do you hear?
What message do you leave?
Is this a bank owned property? If it is, what you are experiencing is standard operating procedure.
The real estate professional representing you will able to gain access to this property for you. Did I mention this is standard operating procedure? Banks want to deal with buyers who are represented by professionals. The brokers they hire to sell their real estate, won't be bothered with answering your questions or educating you on the process. You need to have professional representation. Even then it 's not a walk in the park.
Choosing to ignore the above guidance, you have three choices:
1. Keep calling
2. Go to the listing agents office and wait until someone arrives.
3. Wait for someone else to arrive with the key. Clearly, if this home is attractive you to there will be other lookers too.
Sometimes, for reasons beyond explanation, folks choose to make things more difficult for themselves. This choice, however, is always yours to make.
Best of success in acquiring your Detroit home
The most important question I have is, who is selling the house?