Ok, so we are going to buy land with a very small house or nice mobile home on it...an acre or more by the water. The land will be the investment. We are not that serious about buying anything until next year, but decided to do a little looking around in our areas of interest. Wow. I wondered if this is how realtors operate these days? When we last bought something there was no internet, the realtor found appropriate property for us and took us to see it. Oh boy. It has been nothing like this now. We have to look property up on the internet. I find Zillow locks up easily and wont let me filter. Not sure why. If I find something I like, i have to send a pre written blurb from the site to a certain realtor, whoever is listed. The blurb says "i am interested in the property at 123 Smith Street." After I send the blurb, I wait for the realtor to call. I almost never get a follow up call. The few times I have, the realtor says,"How can I help you?" What??? I sent you a blurb and tell them that. Puzzled they say "What was the address?" Um, I sent it to you. Usually I have sent out a few properties of interest to different people. I dont know which property you are associated with. Where did the address in the blurb go? Trying to get one realtor to work with us has been a challenge. Once we are really going to buy, we will have cash and a good idea of exactly what we want. I can see how NOT fun this is going to be. Either realtors have changed, buying real estate is different now, or realtors up here are different. Any thoughts? Is this odd? Suggestions on how to make it better?