This question is important, because some agents will list your house above market value so they can secure the listing. But if you look back at their averages, you’ll see their actual sales prices are 5 to 10 percent under the listing price.
Many agents will just plop a sign in your yard and hope someone stumbles upon it on the multiple listing service (MLS). But you need to know the marketing you are paying for. What does the commission you will pay actually cover?