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The cheapest way to sell a house

When you’re looking to move, a lot of people wonder about the cheapest way to sell a home. We compare all your selling options so you can decide what's right for you.


Tradition could cost you big.

Traditional estate agents can be very expensive, with fees normally around 1.5% of the sale price. That adds up to thousands — or even tens of thousands — of pounds.

Why would you want to spend that? That’s money that you could be putting toward your new home. Luckily, there are a few alternatives. At Strike, we think selling your home should be free on that later — but if you’re looking for a cheap way to sell a home, it pays to look beyond traditional agents. 

If you’re looking for more affordable options, we break down the different ways you can sell your home without the big price tag. Let’s get started.

Can you sell your home without an estate agent? 

Selling a home without an estate agent can be tempting — no agent, no fee, right? But you need to be careful. Selling a home without an agent means you might not have access to the right property sites and marketing to help you get buyers through the door. You'll have to make sure you have a big network to share your property with or know someone who is the right fit.

Another important thing to remember: You’re also likely to be negotiating with friends and family, which can be tricky without a middleman. If you feel like they're going to try and talk you down and you feel too awkward about it, you could lose out on thousands of pounds.

Who are the cheapest estate agents?

Great question — at Strike, we'll sell your home for free (and it doesn't get cheaper than free). Not only that, we sell faster and for more than other top agents in the UK, while saving our customers an average of £4,440, based on the average house price of £296,000. So if you're looking for a great way to sell your home without the price tag, we're here for you.

Generally, online estate agents offer a cheaper option than traditional high street ones, but you have to read the fine print. There are lots of different agents with different models and different fees. You may have to pay upfront — you may have to pay whether they sell your home or not. We think "free" is just simpler, but maybe that's just us.

Who has the cheapest estate agent fees?

Well, we think it's hard to get cheaper than "0" — and we'll always sell your house for free. As we said, other agents have different models. Even if their "fee" looks low, make sure to keep an eye out for hidden costs. At Strike, we do have optional extras, but you never have to use them. We think it should always be transparent, and it should always be your choice.

Can I sell my home through an auction? 

A lot of people go through an auction if they want a quick sale, but it’s not cheap. You have to pay an auctioneering fee, which can be as much as traditional estate agents, and you probably won’t get the best price. In short, it’s more about speed than about profits, so if you’re looking to make the most money it might not be the right choice.

Why use an online estate agent?

Online is the new normal — especially in the housing market. With 97% of buyers searching online, you want someone who understands the digital side of selling. Both Rightmove and Zoopla are averaging over 180 million searches every month — and using an online estate agent ensures those searches are finding their way to your property. 

But if you’re looking to sell your home cheaply, then online estate agents can also offer huge savings. Because they don’t have overheads, they often pass the savings on to you. They normally charge a flat fee (though you have to keep an eye out for hidden charges), so you know what you’re getting yourself into.

Some online agents will charge you whether they sell your property or not. A traditional agent will only charge if they sell your property — but you’ll usually pay a lot more. And us? We’ll sell your home for free.

Online is the new normal — especially in the housing market. With 97% of buyers searching online."

How can Strike be free? 

If you want to sell your home really cheaply without losing out on service, then Strike will help you sell your home for free. Or you can pay for extra marketing boosts or hosted viewings. It's your sale, it's your choice.

How can we do it? We make money through our preferred partners — for optional extras like conveyancing — but only if you choose to use them. If not we’ll still sell your home for free. It's what we do. You can learn more about us, or we're always here if you have questions.

There are a lot of different ways to sell your home and it’s completely natural to want to find a way to sell your home on a budget. For most of us, our home is our biggest — and often our only — asset, so it makes total sense that you wouldn't want to be wasting money on fees when you don't have to. Many people don't understand just where all of the money goes with estate agents who have high fees and low transparency. We get it.

Just make sure that you find an affordable service that also gives you everything you need for a smooth sale at the right price. And remember, we’re here if you need us.