Your agent should be able to share with you current market statistics for your local area as well, including inventory charts showing absorption rates.  He or she should also be able to tell you whether it is a seller's market, balanced market, or a buyer's market.  Knowing the market conditions will help you greatly in properly positioning your home in the market.
See examples of these statistics below:
In addition to the above, your agent should be providing you with area economic data, and how it affects the local real estate market.
See an example of an area economic report below: