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Angel12,  in West Lawn, Chicago, IL

my offer was just accepted no is very hard contacting the sellers agent to go look at the house what can we do

Asked by Angel12, West Lawn, Chicago, IL Wed May 26, 2010

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Dear Angel12,

If your offer was accepted, then you should have immediately moved into an attorney modification or review period. So if the seller's agent was not responding to you, then you could have also had your attorney contact the seller's attorney.

Either way if you've made a request of the listing (seller's) agent that is not answered within 3 days, then you can potentially go directly to the seller themselves with the same request.

I'd put the listing agent's boss (managing broker) on record of their failure to respond, but you could start ignoring the seller's agent and either deal directly with their seller or with the agent's managing broker.

Good luck.


Christopher Thomas
Broker Associate, Keller Williams Realty Chicago Consulting Group
716 E. 47th St. Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 770-5947 (cell) (312) 577-0985 (fax)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 29, 2013
Good advice so far - Call the listing agent's "boss" (Managing Broker - the main number should be on the sign, if not you can google them) and let them know you're challenges with the listing agent. Unless they turn out to be their own managing broker. Either way - you may just want to wait until a decent time in the evening and go knock on the door. If the people are home, don't ask to see it right then and there, just ask them if you can set up a time to come back and view the house. Try brining them something like an orchid or bake some brownies. A little thoughtfulness will go a long way and then you don't have to worry about bothering with the listing agent. Either way you should still report the agent's lack of follow up to their "boss" in case you do have questions at any point.

Ciao for now -
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 27, 2010
If it is on lockbox your agent can take you bye unless the people are still living there. In that case your agent should be getting in touch of the agent and asking her for the phone number of the people so she can get you in to see the house again.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 26, 2010
It depends if you are using a buyer broker or not. If you did use one, that agent should be working on your behalf. if you went at it alone, at this point i would contact the managing broker and let them kmnow the problem and tell them you would like to get in the house your are buying. You could also contact the owner directly if you have no satisfaction with the managing broker.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 26, 2010
If the listing agent is not returning your agent's calls or if you are dealing directly with the listing agent-- contact the broker owner of the realty office and address all your concerns--then go from there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 26, 2010
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