Not all Realtors are the same (or professional). Unfortunately, that is what gives the profession a bad name. I would call the sales manager of a local real estate office of a well known company and ask for a recommendation or two of an agent that specializes in the area you buying/selling. You will then get someone that not only knows the area but one that will return your calls and emails promptly.
One last tidbit, are you currently signed on with a Realtor or are you calling of a sign or ad on a foreclosed home? If you have a Realtor representing you, you have a bad agent. Immediately call the Broker office and talk to the Sales Manager, they should take care of you ... and the agent. If it's a sign call on a bank home, I suggest finding a good Realtor who is attentive to your needs and have them represent you, you will highly benefit from this. These homes get continual calls and I have found many Realtors don't like to deal with a buyer without an agent or are not a well versed investor as it is a very long & confusing process, but they should still answer their phone and maybe sign you on as a client!
Even Realtors have trouble talking to SOME of those realtors representing these homes. Many have too many listings & are overwhelmed or just don't care. I have actually had both wonderful and horrible communication, Realtor to Realtor, in bank and short deals. I tend to not deal with the listings that I know a particular Realtor never calls back...it makes a closing pretty difficult for my buyers. It's tough when the few bad agents ruin a reputable occupation for those of us who truly treat it as such.
Willy, good luck on your search and skip the meds!
Yes, the agent should answer and return your calls/emails .......
There are sometimes reasons why people do not perform as expected......illness, technology problems, travel etc. A simple call to the office may provide the information you are seeking. Don't waste your time carping and complaining, get to the bottom of it.
On the issue of "meds" you'll need to seek another source....good luck
PS. There is some Brooklyn Park money available - not a lot, but enough to be helpful if you meet the criteria. If you are a first time buyer, or have not owned for a few years, you may be eligible for the $8000 credit and some other possibilities and loan products as well.
I advise contacting a few agents over the phone to see if there's a good fit. You need to interview them to determine if they are committed to your endeavor.
I do work the area you indicate in your profile. Feel free to contact me via Trulia or via the web address below.