Few people have changes more financial lives than the guru, Dave Ramsey. He paints a simple step-by-step process to financial freedom, and I’ve personally used it in my past. I ran across this little article about choosing a REALTOR and couldn’t agree more.
The only point I’ll disagree about is the one that you should never hire a real estate agent without at least 2 years of full time experience as a selling agent. His reasoning is because they don’t know the market and don’t have the negotiating prowess. I grew up here so I promise you that I know the neighborhoods, the trends, the history, and the future…better than most agents. And I’ve negotiated for a living for the past 20 years – you’re in good hands.