When a client is buying or selling real estate it is vitally important to work with a realtor that suits the client’s particular needs and objectives. First and foremost, the client must ensure that his or her realtor is licensed with the New Jersey Real Estate Commission (REC). The client should also be confident that the realtor is knowledgeable about the nautre of the real estate involved (i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) and whether any approvals (for land use or environmental concerns, for example) or other contingencies (financing and site inspection) are required. It is also beneficial for the realtor to be familiar with the local real estate market for the area the property is located in. The remaining concerns become a matter of personal style; the client should choose a realtor who will be as involved or agressive as the client is comfortable with. There are many real estate agencies at the Jersey Shore–Crossroads Realty, Diane Turton, Re/Max-NJ–to name a few. A prospective real estate client can contact such agencies to begin the process of selecting the appropriate realtor.