Why is it that some agents list there propertys here but when you send them a email inquire about the property they dont respond? Just dont get it

Asked by O.Lopez, South Gate, CA Fri Mar 19, 2010

dont they want potential clients.

Help the community by answering this question:

+ web reference
Web reference:


Shel-lee Dav…, Agent, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Sat Mar 20, 2010
Lots of great answers to your question have been given by some wonderful professionals on Trulia. Each of the reasons they give could be correct. That is why it is really important that you find someone to represent YOU, not the seller of the property. When you team up with a great Buyer's Agent, they will help you find homes that meet your criteria as soon as they are listed (maybe even before they are listed), and then they will work hard to get your offer accepted. Remember, the listing agent's job is to get the best deal possible for the SELLER. You need someone whose job is getting the best deal for YOU representing you. So, find your self a great Buyer's Agent and happy home shopping. Dare to Dream.

Shel-lee Davis, CDPE
Your Real Estate Consultant for Life
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
0 votes
Pat & Steve…, Agent, Westlake, OH
Sat Mar 20, 2010
My best suggestion is to retain a Buyer's Agent, who will represent your interest and the Seller pays for your Buyer's Agent's Commission. That way, you won't have to worry about obtaining info or setting up a time for a showing; you Buyer's Agent will do it for you.
0 votes
Jane Grant, Agent, Aguanga, CA
Fri Mar 19, 2010
Sometimes the listing is already sold even though it is showing active. Also, there are many part time agents or agents who have gone onto other careers and they may not even have the same telephone number. However, if you are leaving messages for an agent and their voicemail says that they are still in Real Estate then there is only poor business ethics on the part of that agent to blame for not returning calls.
Web Reference:  http://www.soreal.biz
0 votes
Dan Chase, Home Buyer, Texas City, TX
Fri Mar 19, 2010
They are to busy selling houses to other people and thus making money to reply to you.

If the house was sold they do not bother.

Basically, acting that way is bad business. Even if that house is gone you could buy another house from them.
0 votes
Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Fri Mar 19, 2010
Dear O,
It's hard to say what the problem is. I work extensively online, and many of my clients do also. I was suprized to find out though, that some people really don't understand the internet...or email. So I would recommend that you call them. Also if you have a buyer agent, that buyer agent WILL get the information for you.
Web Reference:  http://www.doreneslavitz.com
0 votes
Monique and…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Fri Mar 19, 2010
Hello Lopez,

All agents put them on the MLS. Sometimes the data is less up to date on Trulia or maybe the email address is incorrect or they just do check/return emails.

Monique Carrabba
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
(323) 899-2900
0 votes
Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Warren, NJ
Fri Mar 19, 2010
Hi there, possible that the listing is no longer active, but regardless my suggestion is to align yourself with a buyer's agent - she/he can help you with any listed property. Don't frustrate yourself with a process that isn't working, find a great agent and things will get better, believe me!!

Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
Web Reference:  http://www.feenick.com
0 votes
Ray Calnan, , Los Angeles, CA
Fri Mar 19, 2010

As stated in the previous post many sites will pull information from other places as a result there are often listings posted on Trulia and other sites that are no longer available. I often get emails from buyers asking about a listing that was sold several weeks ago. Your best resource for up to date listings is to contact a Realtor who can send you listings on a daily basis. This information is real time information and not old data. You have an offer from John & Sarena Villaescusa who work in South Gate. It costs you nothing to give them a call and see if they can help you. To often I see buyers trying to do searches alone and after a couple months they come to Trulia and post questions asking why everything they like is already sold or has multiple offers. It's because the data is old.

Good Luck on your house hunt.

0 votes
Jeff Larabee, Agent, San Diego, CA
Fri Mar 19, 2010
Syndicate marketing results in having your listing being placed on websites you might not even be aware of. And Trulia (bless their souls) does not always have accurate listing information. Additionally, if a property is getting bombarded with inquiries and showings AND it is a short sale there are many agents who just can't handle the volume of phone intake required. Not very good excuses, I admit, but there really aren't any good excuses for not calling somebody back who wants to do business with you.

Continued success,
Jeff Larabee, Broker
Web Reference:  http://www.jefflarabee.com
0 votes
John & Sarena…, , California
Fri Mar 19, 2010
Hi Mr. Lopez,

To answer your question briefly, Trulia pulls this information from the MLS and most agent are unaware that this is happening and Trulia also pulls the same public information. The email/ phone numbers may be incorrect or they use different ones. I work in the South Gate area and if you need help finding a home I can definently help you out. You can reach me at 562-818-2671 or email at johnv@kw.com

John & Sarena Villaescusa
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 562-818-2671
Email: Johnv@kw.com
Website: http://www.VGroupHomes.com
Web Reference:  http://www.VGroupHomes.com
0 votes
Search Advice
Ask our community a question
Home Buying in South Gate Zip Codes

Email me when…

Learn more