When you want to sell your home, you need to create a listing. A real estate agent can help with listing your home in newspapers and online sites. Before you create the listing, you need to write down everything that is included in the home when it is sold. If there is any land or furniture that will be sold with the home, it needs to be added. If you choose to list your home with a real estate agent, the agent will receive a percentage of the sale of the home. You do not have to use a real estate agent. You can create a home listing and sell the home. The listing can be displayed in a realty magazine, and a real estate agent can be used to help find a buyer, but if you sell the home before the real estate agent does, then you keep all of the money from the sale.