You’ve decided to place your home on the market. Great! Now, to schedule those interview appointments with a few local realtors.

For your sake, let’s hope the word commitment is in between your initial meet and greets and all the fluff that comes along with “why you should choose me as your realtor” or “I can list your home exactly where you want to be and get it sold.” You get the listing agreement signed, have a sign set up in your yard and your listing placed on the MLS. Done.

If only it were that easy.

What you don’t know is all of the background work, phone calls, advertising, paper pushing and market analyzing your realtor is doing. Or, maybe not? Why are some clients left with a home that has not sold and a list of new agents they would like to try in Round 2? Because your realtor was not “committed” to you. Find someone who is going to pass up all that “fluff” and give you what you need to know about your home. Price it right. Make sure your agent is keeping in contact with you on a weekly basis or more. Communication is key to a successful transaction. As a homeowner, you would not look elsewhere if you knew that your realtor was committed to helping you sell your home.