Good answers below. A multi-faceted marketing plan is extremely important in today's market. I just sold a house in Robbinsdale that I listed. The house sold in less than 30 days. The marketing plan included working with a mortgage broker who would qualify guests at opens, credit repair to those who needed it, and seller paid mortgage interest for six months.
The Robbinsdale area is still trending down. Homes are selling for 85% of asking price. You need to have an extremely aggresive Realtor working on your team. If you try chasing the market you will always be behind.
My recomendation would be to interview at least three Realtors. Hire the one who you feel will work with you and who has demonstrated results.