I live in San Ramon, CA and I am selling homes as fas as 85 miles away. This is not typical, and these are specialized properties, however, a Realtor that knows how to price and market your home does not have to be local to that city. In Antioch, CA, over 80% of the homes are sold by OUT of AREA Realtors. (According to TrendGraphix.) Here's what to do.....narrow your search down to three Realtors......then Google them by name only. You shoud have a clear picture at that point. Creativity and technology sells homes. Good luck!