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Most owners who choose to sell their homes themselves are looking to save on brokerage commission fees, figuring that the seller and buyer will be able to work out the terms of the agreement together without the involvement—or cost—of agents. But if a potential buyer is represented by a real estate agent, you (the seller) may be responsible for the buyer’s 3 percent commission fee—a consideration that you shouldn't overlook before you decide to serve as your own agent.
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