The most important real estate decisions are yours to make

Don't put your agent in charge

Buying or selling a home can be rewarding, although often stressful. To ease the pain, assemble a group of professionals to help you get the job done.

A good real estate agent can make the project a lot easier. Be sure to make your agent selection carefully. If you don’t already have an agent with whom you’ve had a good prior experience, ask acquaintances who live in the area where you’re buying or selling to recommend a well-respected, local agent.