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I apologize for the delay, had to run down to court to file something..
If the buyer is going through a bank for financing, they will have their own preferred title/closing company who will handle all the details of the transaction. The only thing you have to provide is a deed, and they will normally arrange to have that drafted for you as part of the closing package for the buyer.
So there really isn't a need for you to have an attorney represent you in a sale unless you simply want someone there for moral support as the closing company will handle everything from start to finish for you as part of their deal with the buyer and the bank.
As an aside, I used to be a closing attorney for several different lenders in my area..
Closing costs for the seller are normally just the cost of a deed preparation and any proration for taxes and then a minimal charge for recording the deed. So deed prep, maybe $100-150, recording fees around $15-30.
A realtor will typically charge 6% of the sales price as a commission. They don't like to admit that the commission is negotiable, but it is. Virtually all the realtors in my area charge 6%, but when I list a property (I am a Realtor as well) I only charge 5%.