Choosing the right Realtor can be tricky. How do you know who is going to do the best job for you?  Here is a list of questions to ask a prospective listing Realtor that will help you make the right choice.

• How long have you been in real estate locally?
• Do you have a specialty or market focus?
• How many properties have you listed and sold in the last six months?
• Of the properties you listed in the last year, how many were sold with a cooperating agent?
• Will you prepare a comparative market analysis to determine list price?
• Do you have a detailed marketing plan?
• What is your brokerage fee? Typical fee for the area? Are you negotiable?
• What percentage of the fee do you offer cooperating agents?
• Do you have a website?
• What other online portals do you use for marketing homes? (Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com etc.)
• Do you offer any staging services?
• Will you meet other agents when they show the house?
• Will the house be opened up, with lights on, prior to showings?
• If you use a lockbox for showings, explain why. 
• Do you have any assistants?
• Do you follow up showings for feedback?
• How often will you communicate activity to me?
• Do you have suggestions on things that should be done to make the house more marketable?
• Do you use video tours? If so, how?
• Do you produce any marketing materials like flyers, post cards, brochures and how are they used?
• Do you hold open houses for buyers? Brokers? If so, explain how that will be done.
• Why I should choose you over other agents being interviewed?

Finally, be sure to choose a Realtor who you are comfortable with. Honest, clear communication between seller and selling Realtor is important. Focus not on the most successful Realtor, but the Realtor most likely to be successful for you.