Dave Ramsey, recommends agents who have at least five years of experience, but 10 or more years is preferable. You should also look for an agent who closes on a minimum of 40 home transactions per year. When you work with an agent with this kind of experience, you can be confident of two things:
1. Your agent’s got this! They’ll know what to do in tough market conditions because they’ve been through them before. They’ll know how to price your home to attract buyers, and if they don’t hit the bull’s-eye, they’ll be ready with a back-up plan. You can trust them to base their decisions on solid research, and they’ll be willing to discuss all the details with you.
2. You’ll feel like the center of the universe. Word gets around, and real estate agents with a reputation for poor service simply don’t stay in the business long. An agent with several years’ experience has learned to focus on meeting their clients’ goals, and they’ll work hard to make sure you meet your goals as well.
See whole article here: