These days, it's more about the individual than the company. Sure, some firms are better known than others ... but all the research concludes that it's the agent, not the banner, that makes the difference. Any Realtor can list your home ... it's the marketing strategy and dedication to task that separates the exceptional from the competent. If you go to my website link below, you'll see comments from past clients ... I'm quite proud of what they've written.
From a monetary perspective, some agencies require that a fixed fee (usually a percentage of the sales price) be charged. Others (such as my affiliation) allow us to structure our own compensation schedules. This alone could save you a considerable sum, with no dropoff in service.
I'd love to see your home, meet with you to discuss your objectives, and provide an up-to-date evaluation of your property in this market. Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.