Your question also has a bit of irony to it â€“ 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 wouldnâ€™t be the type of Realtor youâ€™d normally want to list a normal home with â€“ 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)
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You can also do that perusing Zillow. Honestly, the best advice regardless of stats - the best thing you can do is look who has several sold listings in your neighborhood and get a referral.
Sometimes statistics can be misleading. For instance - a Realtor may have a lot of listings (a lot of homes for sale) but may not close many of those homes.
You have to read between the lines and go with a successful agent you trust!