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Selecting a realtor

Scroll through the Yellow Pages of any community in the United States, and you'll see the names of dozens - if not hundreds or thousands - of real estate agents available to list your home.

In fact, given the number of choices, you may wonder if you can find someone with the right blend of skills and experience for you.

Selecting a realtor isn't just a matter of blind luck, however. Follow these easy tips to help you narrow your choices:

Find some likely candidates.

Interview your "A" list.
Schedule appointments with the top two or three agents. After you show each one the house, ask him or her:

Make your decision.
Compare your notes on each candidate, looking for someone that you're comfortable with, has the relevant experience and seems confident he or she can sell your home. Invite your top choice back, sign the paperwork and start looking forward to the day you can move.