Ask your friends in the area who they recommend. ask your insurance agent too. Visit each agent's website to see if they use a standard template or have put forth the effort to differentiate themselves and their listings.Are they well versed in the effects of the Biggert-Waters Act as it pertains to flood insurance and the marketability of your home? If you're staying local and need an agent to help with relocating, do your personalities mesh well or will this agent get on your last nerve - you could be spending a lot of time together!
If you'd like to give Team Geaux a shot, please don't hesitate to contact us!
And FYI -- KW & CB tend to be good "training" grounds for new agents. But that's whole other issue.
If you are considering selling your home, I would talk to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. and see who they recommend. Everyone knows a Realtor. I would interview at least 3 and then decide who would be the best fit, and also offer the best marketing plan for your home.
P.S. I'm a relatively "new" agent (5+ years) and I started out with Coldwell Banker. I'm now independent under the "Metro Broker" franchise. But I come across plenty of "experienced" agents at the "Big 3" companies -- RE/MAX, Coldwell Banker & Keller Williams -- and I'm SHOCKED to see they don't know how to write a contract, or miss deadlines for their clients causing deals to fall through.
Again...it's not about brokerage names or even years of experience. It's about whether that person will do a good job for you and get your home sold for top dollar, and with minimal headaches.