Maybe my blog post will help answer your question -
I personally feel education affects how you approach anything in life - I have an MBA - certainly not a requirement in this business, but I have been told by clients that they appreciate my level of analysis. My education does help with how I articulate, my ability to simplify - to separate the nuggets of good information from the massive info now available to through the internet....
Depends on what is important to you - we all have our strengths and are proficient with the rest. Meet atleast 3 and go with your gut feel.
Now besides that advice, I wish you the best of luck and a quick sell time with your property and hope you get full asking price!
A lot of agents have a lot of education that may or may not be directly relevant to real estate. So someone with a PhD probably has a degree in something unrelated, but you will be working with an educated person. You can see what type of education people have and it may help find an agent. For example, I have an engineering degree, and worked 12 years in finance before getting into real estate so I tend to click better with buyers and sellers who really want to crunch numbers.
Good luck in your home buying,
Keller Williams Realty
The agent qualifications mean the agent has more education, not necessarily more experience. The qualifications are good because most agents actually learn something when getting the qualifications. That does not mean, however, that an agent without the qualifications is any less an agent.
The best way to select an agent is to ask friends and family if they know of any good agents. You should try to get a few names (Google in your area too) and then interview them to see who you are most comfortable with. Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience so the more comfortable you are with your agent, the better.