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Do You Keep All The Money When You Sell Your House?

Do You Keep All The Money When You Sell Your House?

We all know that selling your house is a great way to make some money, but unfortunately the process doesn’t always go as planned. Sometimes you can be left with a pile of unexpected expenses and nothing more than an old house. One of the most common things we hear is that people get stuck with a lot of unexpected fees, like real estate taxes or brokerage commissions when they sell their home. You can view here to read more.

Real Estate Taxes

This one is a no-brainer, if you are selling your home the real estate taxes will most likely be expected to be paid for by the seller. The fact is that most homes leave people with a big bill of money in taxes when they sell.

As a seller, you’re responsible for paying all back taxes owed on the property at the time of sale. If the seller is not in compliance with their taxes, a lien will be placed on the property and you will be responsible for paying any back taxes owed.

Brokerage Fees

Real estate agents get paid when they sell your home, so a commission fee is expected. They try to get the buyer to pay the listing agent some of their commission so they can keep their job, but if it is not possible for you or for them to pay this fee, make sure you have an agreement in place before you sell.

Travel Costs

If you’re selling your home and have buyers coming to see it every day, you will probably have to travel back and forth from your home to show it. This can add up very quickly, so make sure that you have a good agreement in place before you start showing the property to other people.

Buying A House

Title Insurance

Title insurance is a way to protect yourself and your property by paying for a title insurance company to insure your property against any future problems. This is something that you may not think about until you are trying to sell your home.

Title insurances are required for most real estate transactions so make sure that you have discussed this with the buyer before you agree to sell the home.


Repairs can be expensive when it comes to selling your home. If you have left the home in good condition you shouldn’t expect this to be a problem, but if you are expecting a big sale, then these expenses could be a problem.

When trying to sell your home make sure that the buyer knows what kind of condition the house is in. If there are problems with the house or property make sure that they are dealt with before you start showing it to other people.