There are a lot of different ways to answer this question. All real estate attorneys differ in price rates. They usually cost about 375 dollars.
The best way to find an agent is through a friend who is well connected. They might give a really great discount. If you do not know anyone who knows an agent, go bargain hunting on the internet. Agents who lower their commissions often take too many clients, often can not give your house the focus needed to sell it for top dollars as quickly as possible, and often can not negotiate well on your behalf either. Be prepared to pay a realtor about 6 % of the selling price to market and sell your home. Your realtor will usually split it with you 50/50 with the buyer's agent. The 6%, however, is negotiable. If you know what you are doing, you might be able to get a better deal. Above all, you want someone who knows the market and is responsive to your needs and wants. Every state is different and so are the rates. My advice to you is to get the best deal at the lowest rate possible.
I was an agent in Arizona and sold several houses for thousands of dollars. It was all very pricey, but it takes money to make money. In Arizona, there were a lot of bargain hunters that tried to get something for nothing. I ended up selling the house for over 10,000 dollars. It was beautiful and was a great catch.
When you are considering an agent, consider their options and where they are trying to put you. If the house is your dream house for thousands of dollars, but the neighborhood is awful, reconsider. Whatever you do though, consider multiple options and be reasonable.