Hi ER Princess,
There's the barracuda who takes no prisoners, the no nonsense businessperson, and the handholding mother hen. The question is how you like to be treated, how you work best with an agent and how you want your transaction to be handled. However, there's usually a hard and soft side to each of us. For example, I have a southern accent and choose to adopt a friendly approach. However, if someone tries to pull one over on me or my client, my teeth come out. As one of my clients said, "You come across all friendly and sweet, but I've seen you become a real steel magnolia when you need to."
The agent who is super fast and seemingly unkind could do you a favor by getting your house sold in a very efficient time as opposed to other houses on the market. The one kind of agent you do need to stay away from is the unethical one, or the one who makes your life absolutely miserable, where the means don't justify the end.
In the end, it all comes down to pricing, and experience teaches us agents how to price the house appropriately so it will sell for the most money in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of inconvenience to our clients. This has been a tough market for years now, and no one is going to feel particularly exhilarated. It's more a "can I live with this" attitude on the part of both the seller and the buyer. I hope you found the right Realtor for you and that you're off somewhere enjoying your new life!
Keller Williams Realty, Los Feliz