You might be wondering why you need to hire a real estate agent at all, because information is very easy to get on the internet. But in reality, there are some sound reasons to do it.
For a start, agents know everything about selling homes so that you don't have to. They can filter out the time-wasters from the people who come to see your home, give you guidance on price, and have sound local and market knowledge as well as strong networking and negotiating skills.
The best real estate agent is experienced professionals, determined to act ethically in the best interests of their clients. So, how do you find the right agent to sell your home? Look for signs of listings in your neighborhood. People who disappear quickly tend to do so because the agent has done their work quickly.
You can also try to make a print ad trawling where the agent advertises property and themselves, or go to the 'Open House' event held by several real estate agents. Or explore the agent's website and see who you like.
By word of mouth is one of the best ads, and, if you are lucky enough to have family friends who have used real estate agents, acting based on the recommendation. The recommendation is very useful if someone you know has been bought in the neighborhood where you want to live, or have purchased the same type of property as you.