Have we given you enough information about listing your home yet? Typically, an individual will interview 1-3 Realtors, based on their reputations, recommendations from friends and family, and what they have heard about them in boards like this one. If they don't find one that they like in the first set of interviews, they will hold a second round of interviews. Keep in mind that you are looking for someone who is a good match for you, who will communicate well with you, who will market your home to the right demographic and who will be there for you when you need them to be there. Don't focus on price point, since YOU set the price, not the agent, (we just make informed recommendations) but many agents will tell you a high price just to get you to list with them, hoping that if it doesn't sell, they can get you to lower your price later till it does. Get one who knows the market area and who will research the stats for you that are the most applicable for your home (as Cait was pointing out, if 146 homes sell in your area in a year, thats an absorption rate of 12.2 /month. If there are 89 currently on the market, then you have a 7.3 month supply of homes on the market now and more will be coming on the market as school ends. It's NOT just a matter of price, you have to be better than those homes. You have to get them into your home and WOW them and get them not to want to leave. Price is only one part of that equation. A good realtor will go through your home with you and take the time to point out the little things (and sometimes big things) that need to be done to get your home sold for a) more money and b) faster (which can equate to more money since it will equate to fewer mortgage payments. Sometimes it takes staging. Sometimes it takes paint. sometimes a new carpet, sometimes cleaning a carpet, sometimes ripping it out to expose hardwood floors underneath. If there is anything that needs to be fixed, fix it. Better to fix it now when you are in control then to have a buyer request it in a building inspection negotiation when they want it done by a licensed contractor which will cost you more than the handyman who could have fixed it up front (and it would have gotten the home sold faster because it would have shown better). Consider getting municipal and building inspections done in advance to show the buyers that you have already had those done and taken care of the issues so the home is truly ready for them. In this market, things like that can make a difference. I typically take a couple hours going through a home with my sellers determining what they need to do after they list with me. We also go visit the competition to check them out and see what it is that we need to be better than. It works.