I would interview 3 agents who are actively selling in the area. Ask if they are full time Realtors. Get a market analysis from each of them showing what has recently sold similar to yours. In choosing your agent, go with your gut feeling about the one you most connect with. Most important for you is to have your home in absolutely tip top condition. Ask a couple of friends to walk through your home as if they were buyers considering your property. Listen to their suggestions and do not take offense. In staging your home which is so important, clutter needs to be removed. Your home needs to be clean at all times. If you have animals, yards need to be cleaned as well as kitty litter boxes which should be in an out-of-the-way location. Remove most personal items including tons of pictures of your family. Remove any fake plants and replace with live ones. Touch up paint, especially the front door and entry. First impressions are so important. Polish woodwork and kitchen cabinets. Remove wash rags and store under the kitchen sink. Bathrooms should be immaculate! Hide any plungers :). Buy fresh towels to hang and fold them nicely. If the yard needs pruning and leaves removed, do so. This will put your home at the very top of the list ahead of most others. Good luck!