Start by asking your friends, neighbors, and work associates. Chances are they’ve purchased homes and will offer referrals.
Extend your agent search online, and conduct a Google® search of names you receive. Ask your prospective agents for referrals and contact those referrals.
You’ll likely spend a lot of time with your agent so compatibility is essential. Make sure you’re comfortable speaking with your agent, and that your agent listens to you. Ideally, your agent is familiar with the neighborhoods you’re interested in, and will tell you everything you need to know about where you want to live.