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Broker, Broker, where are you?

Can anyone recommend a broker that at least returns phone calls, or simpler yet, responds to emails on their own weblink.
I'm in the market for a 47-55 foot 3 cabin cruising sailboat. I've emailed through the most popular yacht sales websites, requesting additional info regarding several sailboats, and to date have received zip. Over 2 weeks have passed.
I then took it upon myself to phone these brokers on a few of the particular boats, only to leave a message on an answering service. None called back.
On the one occasion where I actually chatted with a broker, he stated he couldn't chat right then but I should call him back.
Call him back.
These brokerages ranged from Annapolis to Florida, and beyond.
I know this isn't a Little Harbor 50 for 700,000.00, but it's still a fair purchase.
I've owned a 32, and 41 foot sailboat before, and in both cases, never used a broker before, and again probably won't again.
What I would be cheesed at, is if I were the owners having listed with these
firms, I'd be choked that a serious buyer was being ignored.

Just for the record, I'm looking for a Hylas 47,51, Tayana 52,55, or Mason 53, or similar style of boat. If you're a serious seller, I'm a serious buyer!
Center cockpit preferred.
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