Why even use a realtor?I have been reading many of the posts here and the more I read some of the agent postings the madder I get. These are the reasons I'm a FSBO. Why pay up to 6% of my home value if the agents don't really like to do open houses and some won't (meaning they really don't have their hearts in it so you, the seller, suffer), they list on Craig's List, YouTube, here on Zillow and the like (all free services and let me tell you its really easy and quick to do a very good listing/ad and you don't have to be a real estate expert), they do "intensive internet marketing" (aka the former) and they refer to buyer's agents as "buyer's agents", meaning they still think they are "selling agents." I've listed my house here on Zillow, have put ads on Craig's List, am putting an ad in the NY Times and Star Ledger and have had open houses 3 of the past 5 weekends. I've had many walk thrus, average two calls a day and had one offer, though that buyer couldn't qualify for the loan. All of this cost me much less then the $20K it might cost me to use a realtor, and based on the comments of the realtor who had an open house a few doors down from me at the same time, I had more traffic and a better open house. Do you know how many ads in the local real estate section you can buy for that amount of money? And if you really want to sell, who can show your house better, you or some agent who really doesn't have a real stake in your outcome other then a check for very little work? Someone tell me, what do you get by using a realtor versus not using a realtor?November 19 2008 - US11YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.