To eradicate estate agent fees completely, some people choose to sell their property privately. This means that they deal directly with the buyer throughout the whole process; from marketing, to price negotiation. The only issue with selling your home privately is that you are limited to where you are able to advertise it.
Large property websites often only accept adverts from estate agents and as these are the ones which are most used by potential buyers, not appearing on these could damage your chances of making a sale. However, there are some new online estate agents such as Purple Bricks who offer online estate agent services as well as private listings. This means that your property will be advertised on their website for the world to find. To advertise a private listing on a website normally costs between £150 – £300, depending on the level of exposure you would like.