But what type of representation and advise are you going to get from someone who has no vested interest in selling your home (you paid up front, remember?).
The amount of time and work that goes into a home is largely dependant on the seller's of that home. Some need their hand held throughout the entire process - while others already have a buyer lined up and just need help with paperwork.
Between you and me (and everyone else who happens to read this, I suppose) I would list a home for $1,000 if I knew I could sell it quickly and with very little in the way of advertising and effort. How easy is your home going to be in this market?
Are you going to under-price it to affect a quick sale? Are you going to want top dollar? If you want top dollar - that requires more work on the part of the agent. But then again - like I said - everything is negotiable.
I would interview several agents in your area and ask them all what they're willing to do to get your business.
Keep in mind, in a market like this, they're interviewing you as much as you're interviewing them....A home that won't sell is a money-pit for a realtor...and the only agent who will take that project on is one who doesn't know any better (and probably can't sell it anyway).
If I can be of any further assistance, or if you'd like some referrals to some great agents in your area, please don't hesitate to contact me at http://www.HernandoLuxuryHomes.com - I'd be happy to help however I can!
While I know that this is not necessarily the answer that you'd like to hear and you're most likely going to sit back and say "wow, what a cop-out answer...just give me the gist!"...it would be unethical of me to say anything otherwise. The best advice that I can give you is to call out several realtors, have them do a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) of your home, and go over their marketing plans with you. Call 3 to 5 agents and you'll have your average.
Thanks, and if I can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me at http://www.HernandoLuxuryHomes.com . I'd be happy to help in whatever way I can. If you need a referral to a couple of great agents in the LI, NY Area, I'd be happy to provide.