How do you choose a real estate agent whom you trust?

How to choose a real estate agentRecently I chatted with a lovely woman who is looking to sell her home outside of Silicon Valley and purchase a replacement one here in the San Jose area.  She has met a lot of real estate agents whom she likes.  They all appear competent, experienced, and trustworthy.  Since she is comfortable with all of them, how is she going to be able to pick just one to list her home and one to buy the new one here?

This does happen sometimes!

I have a few suggestions.