Ok, let's face, there's really no such thing as a guarantee in this business. Like for example when you start working with a buyer, just because they seem excited and get approved, there is no real guarantee that they will actually buy, or that they will buy with you. In fact, sometimes buyers simply vanish without a trace or an explanation. If this hasn't happened to you yet, hang in there and chances are you'll see what I mean.
After nearly 11 years in the trenches and more than one vanishing client, you start to learn a few tricks or at the very least become a little more bold in your approach. I now treat the entire situation as if it were no laughing matter. After multiple attempts to call, email, and text with no response, I tend to take some more persuasive action.
At this point I call and explain that after so many attempts to contact them, and after a long conversation with my broker, we are both very concerned for their safety. Out of this concern we are planning to contact the Sheriff's Department to file a missing persons report. You can fit in as much detail as you like or keep it short and simple. It's really the police involvement that tends to spark peoples interest.
Just for the sake of full disclosure, I feel I should mention that none of buyers who have returned my call as a result of this have purchased a home through me. In fact, a few of them have been quite angry and threatening and most of them have been at the least a little frustrated. But in the end, I said that I would increase the likelihood of a call back. In no way did I say that I was promising good results. So, feel free to hive it a try and let me know how it works for you and until next time, happy hunting.