It can be difficult to know how to choose a Realtor®. There are an estimated two million real estate agents around the country. In June of this year, National Association of Realtors® membership reached an all-time high of more than 1.373 million, which was more than the number of Realtors before the financial crisis in October 2006. The problem, when it comes to choosing a Realtor®, isn’t finding someone—the options are plentiful. Instead, it can be a challenge to narrow down the options and find the right professional for your needs. "How to choose a Realtor®?" is one of the most important questions you can ask before hiring an agent. We'll lay the groundwork so that you can find a Realtor® the smart way, even if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the options.