Ask your prospective Realtor for a list of references whom you could contact yourself to ask about the Realtor’s services. A reliable agent should be proud of work he's done for past clients. Talk to a few people on the reference list and interview them about their experiences working with the Realtor.
Get the Local CMA
Get a CMA or comparative market analysis from your Realtor– this will help you identify how you should price your home sale, as well as tell you how well it would do when compared with other homes in your area. CMA basically tells you how homes with similar qualities as yours have been selling in the current market.
This is one of the most important questions that you can ask; your Realtor should be able to efficiently raise your home’s visibility in the market. One way this can be done is by using MLS or multiple listing services, which can help real estate professionals and prospective buyers alike get a good glimpse into what you are selling.