Laminate can't be refinished like wood. It's just cardboard with a picture of wood on it and a layer of plastic over that. It can't be sanded, period. Are you sure it's laminate and not engineered wood, which is basically strips of plywood with a thick wear layer of real wood (and infinitely better). All you can do with laminate is wax it or put something over the top plastic layer--which can work pretty well, actually. You'll have to pay the buyer's agent 3%. If you don't offer that they won't show your house and you lose a huge percentage of buyers. Even then they won't want to deal with you because you don't know what you're doing. Plus you'll have to pay for listing on the MLS (though it's not expensive). You can negotiate with listing agents about their cut, but there's some debate about whether you need to make sure the buyer's agent gets the full 3% or they won't show your house. Maybe it depends on the market. That's probably your best bet to save some money. On the other hand you can put a for sale sign in the front yard and hope somebody sees it when they drive by. Good luck with that. Honestly if you've never bought or sold a house before you should get someone to list it for you.