Unusual advice for a do-it-yourself home seller

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DEAR BOB: We are considering selling our home ourselves instead of hiring a professional real estate agent and paying a sales commission. Our reason is we have not found an agent who seems to really work hard for the seller. How difficult is it to sell your own home? Do you have any advice or suggestions? – Martha C. DEAR MARTHA: Most home sellers dream of selling their own homes without professional help to save the sales commission. Although I have been a real estate broker for more than 36 years and am very capable of selling my own properties, unless I sell to a tenant I always list my properties with another real estate agent. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Why? Because I know the listing agent I select can negotiate better terms and net sales price than I can when I am personally selling my own property. Also, I won't have the hassles of listing the property on the Internet, dealing with the Multiple Listing Service, showing the property to buyers obtained by othe...