Our house went on the market last Saturday. Our agent went out of town and won't be back until Thursday. We have a signed contract with her to list our house and get 6% commission of selling price. We have had a couple extremely interested in our house. I'm frustrated. This couple may not make an offer, but if they do, we'll still have to pay the real estate agent 6%. That makes me sick. I guess we just played the game and lost. The couple heard from my brother in law that we were going to sell not from any advertising or listing. Basically, the real estate agent hasn't done much but still gets a good chunk. I just needed to vent. On a happy note, we did find "our place", I shouldn't be complaining.