As a homeowner, you are better off having a real estate agent help you. Statistically, homes sold by real estate agents sell for more money. So much so that the commission you would pay is justified. Serious buyers go to real estate agents because we make their lives easier. The only buyers who seek out for sale by owners are usually the cheapskates who are looking to steal a property and are hoping to find an uneducated seller that they can take advantage of.
Also look at it like this... if you do it yourself you are actually giving yourself a new part time job. Are you qualified to do that job? Do you have the time needed to do that job correctly? Time is the most valuable asset that we possess, a good agent will not only get you more money, but will save you the precious moments in your life that you can use doing more important things like spending time with your family or just relaxing.
Either way, you should have several agents at least look at your property so you can get a good idea as to how much it is worth. Clinton Hill has been experiencing significant surges in property values over the last year or two. Your home my be worth more than you think!
If I can be of further assistance, feel free to contact me direct. I am a licensed real estate agent since 1993 and I know the Clinton Hill market very well.
Fillmore Real Estate