A listing agent is a real estate agent whom you use to only list your property. They place your property on the market, on the MLS, a national property listing database, and let others realtors know about your property. They do nothing more. You can get one to do this for you for a flat rate. Then you have to take care off the rest to get the home sold, negotiated and closing escrow. This might be an attractive chose for some individuals who think they can handle this and can save you the five percentage commission the realtor charge.
If you elect to go this route, make sure you hire an attorney to make sure all the documentations are in order to finalize the sale. Its better to be safe and get an attorney and with the 5% commission that you won’t have to pay out, you can afford to pay one so don’t be cheap.