Maybe you’ve thought about selling your home without an agent in order to avoid paying an agent’s commission. That commission, depending on where you live and what agency you choose, will be somewhere from 6% upwards. Handling your own sale means you will have to place ads, answer calls, and show your home to strangers at all hours—no matter how unexpected or inconvenient. Also, buyers who know you are saving on an agent's commission may offer less for your home, destroying any financial benefit you were hoping to gain. Serious buyers depend on real estate agents. 98.3% of the homes for sale are listed by realtors. And 70% of homes sold are sold through agent-to-agent communication. Using the right professional agent will make your home sale a better experience, and a more profitable one.