So, yesterday I sent out an email feeler to another big outfit - because in BFE, no one can hear you scream if you don't have an online marketing presence - and got a call back in five minutes, from a fast-talking very Yankee sounding chick, who then connected me to an agent. We talked, and we have an appointment for Saturday at the house. I then received a follow-up email from the company. Wow. Like, you know, real professional shit, and everything! Fast response! Follow up! This ain't rocket science!
So, I think we might have a winner. I have two appointments on Saturday, one at 11 (did not impress, but I'll give her a chance) and one at 1, and unless the 1 disappoints me in person (and I doubt she will) I think I landed a live agent. Never heard from the one who didn't leave a message again. So glad she doesn't need the money. I wish her well, and if she happens to somehow bring a buyer she will be most welcome, but she isn't getting the listing. Leaving a message if nobody picks up - that's sales 101.
Fingers crossed, St. Joseph on call.