The agent WILL present you with a document that you will sign that details their professional duty to you. Those things for which their licensing board can and will hold them accountable. Thise responsibiiites include, but are not limited to, confidentialy, protection your interests, transaction oversight, data interpretaton and process supervision.
There are other attributes, not responsibilities, that will prove extremely beneficial. Others will present thise attributes in their "20 questions to ask a real estate professional' list, or the perception that the number of letters following an agents name has real meaning, or even thier easily discerned, 'It's all about me" propoganda.
You really have eight questions you need answered. These eight questions are not to be asked but are expected to be answered, intuitively by the agent who knows their responsibility to you. You don't know these questions but will have a 'light comes on' moment when they are shared with you. Everything else, in context, will prove to be murmurrings and distractions that bring you no peace.
It is important, at this early stage in your consideration, that you press EVERY agent with whom you talk, to advise you o fthe GREAT RISK you and the buyer will be exposed to if your home is advertised on 'ALL INTERNET SITES.' This risk, compared to the marginal benefit, will be a flashing red light contradiction to one of your essential eight questions.
Best of success in selling your home,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL