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Can I make more money by selling my home myself?

If you sell your home yourself, you will save money that would have gone toward paying the real estate agent's commission. On average, the typical real estate agent commission is 6% of the sale price.

On the other hand, the real estate industry will argue that these savings are offset by selling the house for a lower price than you might be able to get if you had additional exposure, and professional negotiation of the price, terms and request for repairs.