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The Internet's Place in Selling a Home

How to Use the Internet to Find an Agent

Technology is a useful tool for real estate agents to sell a home. Online real estate listings and the multiple listing service (MLS) are great tools and you should find an agent who is comfortable using the Internet. Most these days are used to technology, but to make sure you find an agent who can market your home in the most up-to-date ways, start by looking for an agent on the Internet. If they have a strong presence, it's likely the agent is technologically savvy.

  • Check Web sites like, which provide a place to showcase real estate listings, as well as listings of real estate agents. You can often find links to agents' own Web sites to check out their profile and expertise.
  • Once you see the agent's Web site, you can look at the kinds of homes he or she sells and determine whether he or she is the right agent for you.
  • When you find an agent who may fit the bill, e-mail him or her. You'll want to talk to him or her in person, but e-mail is a good way to make initial contact.

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