Sarah in Lodi,
In your question you state, "agents refuse to return calls to Buyers agents ON NEW LSITINGS"
however in your expansion you state, "he will not complain to the association about these "pocket listings" because.... "
Both of these statement CAN NOT BE TRUE at the same time.
If it is a "Pocket Listing" it is NOT in the MLS therefore, by choice, not being offered to EVERYONE via the MLS.
This was a choice the SELLER made, not the agent.
So, Sarah, I'm obligated to ask, "How did you find out about this property?" Do you have a link?
Finally, I rely on pocket listing HEAVILY. Guess what, these homes sell fast and fair.
You would be well advised to connect with a multi-dimensional professional who has conduits into the four invisible markets that PRECEDE the MLS.
Be aware, this action is being driven by the irresponsible behavior of web sites like Zillow and Trulia. The best way to maintain control of the homes data, and not create great peril for the new owner (and eliminating potential litigation) is to rely on the network of MOTIVATED buyers and agents who wish to protect both the buyer and seller and bypass the anarchy of misinformation created when control of the data is lost.
No one doubts your qualification to buy. However, that has little bearing on finding the best homes for sale. That depends on privilege of membership. Sign up with a LODI REALTOR and you too will get a "FIRST LOOK."
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL