You are relying on someone to achieve your desired outcome - a sold home. A good way to determine whether your agent can deliver that outcome is by looking at their past results. Have a look at their past sales and testimonials, and see how they could relate to your home. You may choose an agent who has sold a high volume of homes, or you may opt for an agent who has sold a smaller number of homes in your immediate area, or in the same price range. Both of these options have merit, but it is often wise to choose an agent who has experience selling in your area. They know your street and suburb, and it is likely they will know people looking to buy in your area - this can be a huge advantage for you.