The Real Cost of Selling a Home


When it comes time to sell your home, many people don’t realize all the costs involved. Here are a few examples of the fees involved with selling a home.


Realtor’s Commission

The real estate commission is often the largest fee that a seller has to pay, usually totaling about 5 or 6% of the sale cost. This means that a house that sells for $250,000 could end up costing an additional $15,000 in commission fees.

You can always forego a realtor and go the For Sale By Owner route, but be prepared to assume the realtor’s responsibilities, which include negotiations, hiring a contract lawyer, and taking care of the transfer of title.


Home Repairs

When showing your home, you want it to have the highest value and appeal. That means all the home repairs you’ve been putting off, like painting a bedroom or fixing a leaky faucet should be done prior to showing the house.



A home without heat and lighting is very difficult to show to buyers. If the home is vacant, you’ll want to continue paying the utilities while you’re selling.



Buyers want to be able to picture what the home with look like with their belongings and furniture in it. If your home is currently vacant or you think your decor looks outdated, you may want to hire a professional stager to organize furniture and accessories.


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