What fees should I expect when selling a home?

As the seller, you should expect to incur the following fees:

Real estate agent commissions

As the seller, you will be paying the commission for both the buyer and the seller.  In the case of Listwizer, you should expect to pay 3% of the sale price.

Common closing costs for the seller

Closing costs on the sale of the home include the following:

  • Fees for the escrow company
  • The mortgage and home appraisal
  • Recording and transfer of the property
  • Homeowner’s and title insurance
  • Transfer tax
  • Prorated property taxes
  • Capital gains tax
  • Home warranty for the buyer
  • Repair bills or a credit for repairs

Other closing costs

Less common closing costs for sellers include:

  • Liens against the property
  • Unpaid homeowner association dues

In addition, there may be costs to get your home ready for sale. You may want to repaint rooms, remove wallpaper, or make value-add improvements that increase the value of your home, such as a kitchen remodel. Visit this section of our FAQ to learn more about common costs to prepare you home for sale.

For more a more detailed look at the closing costs you should expect to pay as a seller, see our blog post (insert blog post)

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