Have you ever ordered something or tried to get an update about something and never gotten a call back? It is real frustrating and discourteous isn't it?
Rule 1 If you have decided on another way to go call your Realtor back when they call you. Let them know. Instead of thinking I do not want to make this person angry you actually will make them happy you have updated them and shown them the same courtesy you would want shown to you.
Have you ever been in a store and had a clerk ask you if you need help? Did you tell them not to spend time with you as are only looking?
Rule 2 If you are only looking tell the Realtor up front just like you did the clerk. Let the Realtor decide if they want to spend time with you. You may find the Realtor can put you on an email drip and send you valuable information with out being in front of you all the time.
Have you ever bought something , got it home and had no idea how to make it work?
Rule 3 Talk to your Realtor . Ask them questions. You are making a BIG purchase. Use the professional. I bet if you buy an electric drill for 30 dollars you ask a bunch of questions. Shouldn't you use a Realtor and ask a bunch of questions if you are spending 300,000 dollars?
Use these 3 rules and you and your Realtor will have a good experience together. Good working relationships lead to happy buyers and sellers. It is as easy as 1,2,3