I have been talking via email to a couple of people who have been trying to sell their homes without a Realtor. One of them informed me she had contracted with someone to "put her home in the Multiple Listing Service" for a fee. She thinks, because no one has ever shown her the benefit of using a full time professional Realtor, that this is the same as listing her home with a Realtor. At this point, I can't speak to her anymore because she has the "representation" of an agent. The problem with this approach in our area is putting your home in the MLS doesn't "do" anything for you as a seller. If you don't hire an agent to represent you, instead of just someone to put your house in the MLS, you don't have anyone actively marketing your property. In my opinion, hiring someone to put your house in the MLS is like throwing money out the window, why bother? If anyone reading this post is thinking about going this route, make sure to interview a couple of full time professional agents as well so you can see why Realtors are worth every penny they get paid.