What Does it Really Cost to Sell a House?

You would be amazed at the costs associated with the sale of a home and this cost to sell a house involves more than just the realtor’s hefty commission. The realtor’s commission is typically in the 5 to 6% range. That is, 5 to 6% of the final sale price of the property. The average value of a home in 2011 stood at $242,000. Five percent of that is a whopping $12,100. Now not all of that finds its way into the realtor’s bank account since the realtor has expenses too. The focus of this piece is what additional costs you, the homeowner, can expect to face. Continue reading “What Does it Really Cost to Sell a House?” »