Below is a listing of some great websites to help you narrow down your search for a good real estate agent.
AgentBoost.com – You post a listing for a property you plan to sell and agents have five days to bid for your listing.
AgentScoreboard.com – Read about agents in your local area and the experiences other property owners have had with them.
Homethinking.com – This website allows people to rate realtors. It gives you an average of how much they get for homes and the most common types of properties they sell.
IncredibleAgents.com – Look up real estate agents all over the United States and either leave a review about them or research one you are looking at using.
RealtyBaron.com – Enter information about your property and allow the agents to bid for your listing by lowering their sales commission.
Real estate agents are a lot like doctors and tattoo artists. You do not really want to rely solely on the Yellow Pages in order to find one. There are a lot of great agents out there and a few bad apples of course. Some other ideas on finding the best are to ask your friends for referrals and also take notice on which agents hold the monopoly on “For Sale” signs in the neighborhoods you are considering buying in. While not the only litmus test to use, it is a good indicator of who has been very successful in your area.