Choosing a seller's agent
We're looking at potentially needing to list our house here in the next month or two. We currently live in WA state, but are looking to move back closer to family. I recently had an interview (that I think went really well) for a position in the Finger Lakes area of NY and my husband has a phone interview for a position there later this week.
Because we know the market is still tough, we thought we'd go ahead and start looking for an agent now, so that we can get the house listed quickly if things do work out like we hope. We'll be open with the agents that it's not yet for certain that we'll be listing the house.
We're pretty sure what company we'd like to go with (they're the most active one in town and have the best website), but know we should also speak with someone at another agency. So, what are some good questions to ask potential listing agents? I imagine it's best to talk to some over the phone first, and I assume we'd have a first list of questions to ask all the agents we speak to on the phone, and a secondary list to ask agents who actually come to our house.