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To be honest, this is not normally the type of question we respond to here on Trulia – and most agents don’t even have access to the MLS agent-specific statistical data to provide you with a true answer. The MLS does not make this data easy to get … on purpose. Therefore, local area stats for agents are not normally available to other agents and most don’t know where to go to get it.
Your question also has a bit of irony to it – in many cases, the agents with the highest number of sales in the past few years are REO agents, and, although they have the highest numbers, they wouldn’t be the type of Realtor you’d normally want to list a normal home with – especially in an upscale community like Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you want someone that specializes in high-end marketing. Most REO agents specialize in bulk sales. Not the same at all.
Additionally, the other two quantifiers you are asking for are also extremely misleading and do not truly represent the quality of an agent of their ability to market any given property. Days on the market (DOM) or list/sell ratios actually mean almost nothing.
Here is a post that explains why this is so and provides better criteria with which to measure agents:
Top 5 Questions To Ask A Listing Agent (And 5 Classic Questions That Are Meaningless)