If possible use a preferred Realtor. This is also the case when departing an area, as Realtors have contacts throughout the country.
b. Compare and Contrast
If you are planning to interview multiple Realtors, it is highly recommended that you consider choosing the one who listens to you and also takes into account your various requirements. Don’t be seduced by the high-end, smooth operator. You will very likely be passed off to their assistant and will have little to no contact with them moving forward. You and your realtor will be having numerous conversations, and generally spending a significant amount of time in person and/or on the phone, so make sure you genuinely like your realtor!