What Are the True Costs of Selling a Home? Let's Take a Look

A Story by Shairoz Nathoo | Updated 05/3/2021 12:00pm


Are you thinking about selling your house? Before you decide to list your home up for sale, it is helpful to get a clear picture of how much it's going to cost. Whether you are sprucing things up with a fresh coat of paint, replacing the roof membrane or just covering your taxes, there will be a few bills to pay. Let's take a quick look at some of the true costs that you'll incur when selling your home.

 

Is Your Home Ready to Sell?

 

The first question you will need to answer is whether or not your home is ready to sell. Unless your house is relatively new, it will likely need repairs and maintenance. Depending on the age and condition of your home, you may also decide to invest in a full home inspection. Having a professional inspector look things over is a good investment – especially if they find problem areas that require immediate attention.

 

Invest in A Good Real Estate Agent (And Their Commission)

 

To get the best price for your home, you will need to be represented by a great real estate agent. Of course, they are not going to work for free. Once the home sells, the agent is compensated with a percentage of the sale price, which is known as a commission. In most cases, the home seller also pays the commission for the buyer's real estate agent as well.

 

Factor in Costs During the Sales Process

 

The selling process will also have its costs. From Title fees to repair costs, there is no shortage of small costs that can start to add up. You may decide to invest a bit in your open houses in order to make them more welcoming. Or you might need to close out your mortgage. Whatever the case, be sure to leave some space in your budget for these costs.

 

Moving Out Will Cost You Too

 

Finally, don't forget to factor in the cost of moving to your new home. Many families fail to budget for moving expenses, which can be significant if you are moving out of a large home with a lot of furniture. 

 

As you can see, selling a home is a major financial transaction and one that should be led by an experienced professional. When you are ready to begin the process of selling your home, give us a call. Our team of real estate professionals can advise you of local market conditions and ensure that you receive top dollar when you sell.

 

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Shairoz Nathoo
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