Strange how people will clean their own car to save 50 euro
Install their own new tv to save 50 euro
Clean their own upstairs windows to save 20 euro
However are willing to pay a few thousand euro to someone for doing a much lower skilled job like selling a house
Would you be willing to give a €5k booking deposit to a home owner?
Personally I would think that anyone not willing to pay an estate agent will have skimped in other things in the house (first impressions matter hugely when buying anything especially a house)