Posted by Chris on March 01, 2000 at 15:29:14:
I can understand wanting to avoid the commission. Remember that is also negotiable and you can also arrange a deal with the broker so that if you are the one who finds the buyer the broker does not receive a commission. A broker will assist you with just the paperwork for a flat fee-ask a few to get an idea of a price range. I know in some areas a lawyer is required to close, so you should look into your local customs.
There are plenty of ways for you to sell your property to learn about. Start by reading the articles on this site.
Books and guru courses have been written to cover the question of how to buy a house directly from the owner so a quick answer is hard to write down. One way to start this process is to drive neighborhoods and look in the newspaper for FSBOs(For Sale By Owner).
-Hope this helps, Chris