Selling a home is likely one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make and it’s essential that you hire a knowledgeable Realtor who is available and enthusiastic about working with you. It’s a good idea to ask your friends and family to refer their trusted real estate advisor and to interview at least three agents. You will be spending a fair amount of time with your Realtor, so it’s important that you pick an agent with whom you feel comfortable and that you trust. Transaction experience and extensive knowledge about local market conditions are important. But it’s equally important to find out how the agent conducts business, when he or she is available to show homes and provide counsel, and to compare notes on each other’s preferred methods of communication.