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Finding the Best Realtor - 4 Tips You've Got to Follow

New York, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Maybe your New Year's resolution is to (finally!) sell your home. If so, RealtyPin.com has thousands of realtors to choose from. But how do you go through all of the potentials and wind up with a realtor that meshes with your personality and meets all of your needs?

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1.  Talk to people you trust
Your friends, relatives, co-workers, and neighbors have likely been in your shoes before. So, instead of starting from scratch and weeding through a near-endless stream of realtors you don't know from Adam, get some personal recommendations. As an added benefit, by talking to people you trust – instead of reading random reviews online from people you don't know – you can find out whether certain realtors will be a good fit for YOU. After all, the people you trust know all about you, so they'll know if a certain realtor's personality will be a good match for yours. Just don't end your search here! While it's great to get a personal recommendation, you need to do your own homework, too – which leads us to tip #2…

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2.  Check with your state board
Every realtor has to be licensed by the state that they work in. However, it's not good enough JUST to be licensed. You also need to make sure that your potential realtors haven't faced any disciplinary action. Luckily, doing this check is as easy as heading online to your state's Department of Real Estate website and searching for your potential realtor's name.

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3.  Look for experience – and the cutting edge
It's great to find a realtor that's been in the industry for years and years. However, the last thing you want is a "dinosaur" who doesn't keep up with any of the latest trends. So, be on the lookout for a realtor that has a website (and actually takes the time to update it!). Also, look for a realtor that harnesses the power of things like Facebook and YouTube. After all, those things are going to help sell your home!

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4.  Interview the ones that make the final cut
This will enable you to separate the "wannabes" from the "somebodies". A good realtor won't bog you down with fluff. Instead, they'll be happy to show you how they walk the walk, in addition to talking the talk.  Plus, you'll get to see how your personalities work well together (or don't work well together, as the case may be!).  After all, you and your realtor have to work as a team. If you can't get along, selling your home will feel more like fingernails being dragged across a chalkboard.

Media Contact: James Paffrath RealtyPin.com, 1-(866) 960-8649, [email protected]

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