I asked myself the same question when I was selling my house.
The first time I put it on the market, I use another search engine like this to look at agents. I selected 3 of them and interviewed each. I choose someone from a small agency because I liked his style. But my house didn't sell. I took it off the market for the winter and in the early spring, I asked for recommendations from friends. My property was a bit unique and I knew that I needed to find someone who would be able to get me the price I wanted. I choose someone who was from a large agency and who knew and lived in the area. It was a good choice. I had an offer the first week that fell through, but after 3 weeks my home was sold.... more