Word of mouth is usually the best and most reliable source of information about a particular real estate agent. This type of information is reliable because it has not been "rotated" by the agent and, in one way or another, the source of information has little motivation other than telling his or her experience.
Make sure you interview all property retailing agents. Before interviewing an agent, make a list of the points that are important to you. These elements could include proximity to a highway or railroad, lifestyle, age of residence, proximity to school, local tax rates, or any number of other elements that you may or may not find "infringing".
You may also be interested in whether the real estate agent has support staff to help you with various aspects of the transaction. Plus, making this priority list will help your realtor find the perfect home for your family.
Ask the real estate agent you are considering for interview recommendations for other real estate agents. Agents who are confident in their quality of service and reputation will not hesitate to tell you the names of competing agents to consider. The agent who will provide you with this information is most likely the agent you want to do business with.
Other factors to consider include whether the property is a full-time career agent, the number of years of experience the agent has, and the name of the property the agent has.