You need an educated agent who is currently working in your market, not necessarily a seasoned agent. Ask friends, relatives,co-workers, neighbors, etc. Then interview several agents ( I suggest at least 3), to determine their current knowledge of your market AND to find someone you want to work with. Make sure that all the people you interview are going to provide the services you need and want and that they have the applicable experience. As an example, I am a Realtor and an Attorney (for 30 yrs), licensed for both only in OH. Am I seasoned? It depends on my current experience and knowledge of my market, plus the applicable experience I have had.