It's an either/or decision--Either you sell it For Sale By Owner, and your property's exposure will be limited only to websites where owners try to sell directly to the public, or you list it with a real estate agent who can give your home greater exposure to Buyers, AND agents, both online, and in real estate publications.
You might want to talk to some "limited services" (discount) brokers. A limited services broker who is also a member of a Multiple Listing Service will usually place a sign in your yard, and list your home in the MLS, for a flat fee. You then do the rest of the work--Setting up and conducting showings, holding open houses, and so forth.
Some limited services brokers may offer additional services (possibly posting on a few online real estate websites), each for an additonal charge--a sort of ala carte service, where you pay additional money for each extra service you need.
Keep in mind that any property listed in the MLS will require the offering of a commission to agents who find a Buyer who purchases the property.
Also remember that any good listing agent, whether one offering limited services, or full services, will expect you to price the property in line with the market. And, if your starting price is not getting you any offers, your agent WILL ask you to lower the price until Buyers feel it's in the right range.
Anti, this is not a Seller's market. In the current economy, it takes enormous effort for even a skilled real estate agent to market and sell a home. If you try to do this yourself in a market where prices are still falling, you risk losing the most valuable thing of all--TIME. Do you really want to do that?
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
Watson Realty Corp.