Choose your Realtor carefully because it could be one of the most important decisions you make in the process of selling your home.  When interviewing Realtors, among the questions to ask is not "how many listings do you have?"  The better question is "how many homes do you sell?"  A non-productive agent will be counter-productive when it comes to selling your home.  They may lack negotiation skills, may be willing to take your listing at a price well above market value - which greatly increases the chances that qualified buyers will not even look at your house, or they will offer to take your listing at a significantly reduced commission because they don't have a real marketing plan to sell your house, beyond putting a sign in the yard and placing it in the Multiple Listing Service.  

In our Keller Williams Realty office in Palm Harbor, the following are statistics comparing the general Realtor population in our MLS versus our Keller Williams Realty office.  Keep in mind that these statistics for Keller Williams are not internal office improvement, it is how our office compared against all the agents in the Multiple Listing Service area.

MLS down 9.4% in closed units             Keller Williams Realty UP 37.4% in closed units

MLS up 4.2% in new listings taken         Keller Williams Realty UP 69.5% in new listings taken

MLS down 12.7% in closed units            Keller Williams Realty UP 42.2% in closed units

For these three statistical measurements, Keller Williams Realty outperformed the MLS by 46.8%, 65.3% and 54.9% respectively.

All that these numbers are saying is to choose your Realtor carefully.  Good Realtors get results and that translates into more dollars for you, the seller.