Yes, selling your own home is entirely possible. In fact, 8% of homes sold each year are sold without an agent. The reason most home sellers opt for agent representation is that they want to increase the marketing exposure of the listing, and more importantly, want assistance with the critical and more complex parts of the transaction like negotiations, legal disclosures, contingency removals, contract disputes, escrow and title. Because there are a lot of moving parts, great care should be given to make sure the details are carefully handled. After all, it is a large complex financial and legal transaction.