Your agent’s role is not only to bring prospects to your home, but to thoroughly understand the marketplace, while boldly and broadly showcasing your home’s attributes! Your agent should closely identify with you; but also your property, effectively leveraging negotiations in your favor. Your agent could feel like your best friend, but more importantly they should be best suited to service you, and attract top dollar.
Your agent should understand your objectives. Does your agent know enough about you, and the character of your home to negotiate on your behalf? Does s/he understand that effective negotiations are both a skill, and an art? Poor leveraging can cost you time, money and on potentially the entire deal.