Kristin, you should interview a few agents to see which person you feel most confidant working with in selling your home. Because this is a tough market, you're going to be working with this agent for a while, and you need to know that he or she is doing the best possible job with the best possible tools. Some of that will be the cutting edge Internet presence with a 'buyer's eye view' virtual tour that doesn't whirl around and make people dizzy, and some of it will be the basics of honest and open representation with good pricing of your house.
I'd love to sit down with you and show you why my Ellicott City listings get as many as 14,000 monthly views on the website which is top-rated nationally. And I always explain the market and what to expect to every client, answering questions and giving you the best of me -- my experience. I've lived in the county all my life, my own home is not far from you, and I've successfully sold homes in the Ellicott City/Woodstock area in good markets and bad for nearly 23 years. But all of that won't matter a bit if you're not comfortable with our relationship.
More questions? E-mail me at Nellie@MarylandHouse.com, or phone me at 410-715-2703.