Mark, I know that most of the respondents are from NY, but please consider the remarks from Gina in North Carolina (she is not trying to get your business, and neither am I; we are only here to help). I have friends everyday that "think" saving a few percentage points in commission is worth their time and effort trying to sell their home. While on paper, it all looks great. But, in reality, top dollar is not what you will expect to get. In my opinion, a discount broker is not good at marketing themselves, or negotiating terms for a seller, thus they discount their services. On the contrary, a great broker, is going to fight tooth and nail for every penny. You can laugh all you want at my beliefs, but as an owner of a real estate company and VP of Operations of one of the top producing Keller Williams teams, I have seen it all too clear.
Of course, if you hire a crappy agent...guess what you are going to get. AGAIN, I have not fight in this, I live in North Carolina and do not seek your business, but I KNOW what a great agent can offer you...and what a FSBO or Discount broker will bring to the table.