I don't think there is anything like a "great agent", only smart, hard working agents.
Sure there are agents that may get alot of listings, because thier name is everywhere, signs, billboards, etc. They may seem to be great agents, but do THEY sell alot, or do others sell for them and make them SEEM to be great. Don't judge a book ONLY by its cover. Ask around, research and see which agent does the MOST to help YOU.
I like to think I am great because I do alot for my customers but I am really just a good agent. Any agent who says they are great are fooling themselves and you.
What you want is an agent who knows how to market well, who works well with other agencies, does a ton of advertising for YOU, not themselves, and most of all, puts your listing on as many internet sites for maximum exposure. Also, you want one who knows where to find just the right property for YOU, not just one THEY want to sell you for the most commission.
I KNOW that I do those things for my customers.
Do I want your business, of course. Are there better than me, of course...but I hate to think so.
If you wish any help, please call; if not only to work with me, but also if I can help direct you to someone with whom YOU would like to work with.
You may contact me anytime and I hope to hear from you, if only to give you advice.
Remember: there are no "great agents", just hard working ones.
Crossroads Realty, Barnegat
PS, check out our website at http://www.crossroadsrealtynj.com