Well Bill, that's an interesting question!
I think first and foremost a buyer/seller should interview several Realtors to get a feel of how they may or may not work together. The consumer should be aware that not all licensee's are created equal! They definitely want a Realtor in there corner. Someone they feel comfortable with and can ask questions to without feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable. Someone who will be attentive and work hard on their behalf. Someone that gets it done.
When new agents are mentored throughout the process by an amazing broker, surrounded by an A-Team of Affiliates... success is inevitable!!