Choosing an agent
98% of people start their search online, and 89% call a real estate agent as a result. That's practically everyone. So unless you are from Mars, where there is no Internet, at some point you will need to choose a real estate agent.
Choosing the right agent matters
Choose a real estate agent carefully, as this person will be the most important advisor in your search. Interview several agents so you are sure to find someone that is right for you and your real estate needs. You will spend considerable time with this person so, in addition to knowledge and experience, trust and fit are key qualities you should seek.