Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Read Part 2. Did you know that approximately 80 percent of all sellers interview only one agent before they list their home? If you want to hire the best agent to represent you on your real estate sale, here are seven important steps to take: Virtually all sellers want to achieve the highest possible price for their property in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of hassle. The way that you do this is through maximum exposure to the marketplace. This means that your agent must have both a print and a Web marketing strategy. How can you know who has the best marketing plan for your house? Here are some key steps to take before you ever contact the agent. 1. Google the agent Before contacting a Realtor to discuss listing your home, do your homework. Begin by plugging the Realtor's name into Google to see if there are any negative comments. Also search whether the agent uses the Web to market other list...
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