So you're flipping through a real estate magazine, and you keep noticing person after person, claiming to be the number one agent or the top realtor, and how does that actually work when there's only one spot for that top realtor? We actually got this question by one of our audience members, so we thought we'd address it. What you gotta realize is you can skew stats in almost any way. Are they the number one agent overall in all the agents in their jurisdiction? Does that take into effect any off-market properties that other agents have sold? Are they claiming to be the number one agent at their brokerage for the year, for the month, for the week? You gotta be really careful about getting suckered in, just by advertising. Make sure you know who you're dealing with. Get the background. They may be killer agents. There's some awesome people out there that are top performing realtors, but don't get drawn up in the flashy, bright light object type things that you'll see in magazines. Make sure you sit down and have a heart-to-heart with that person, and see how their experience and skills relate to selling your property and netting you the most amount of money, in the shortest amount of time, if that's what you're looking for.

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