28 Mar This is how much it costs to sell a home in the US
On average, sellers are paying more than $18,000 to get their home off the market. In a housing market with steadily rising home prices, the real estate industry has become focused on how much it takes buyers to become owners — a total cost that includes the down payment, closing costs and commissions. But there’s one question that’s often forgotten: How much does it cost sellers to get their home off the market?
According to Zillow and Thumbtack, U.S. homeowners spend an average of $18,342 to sell their home. Seventy-eight percent of sellers make at least one home improvement before putting their home on the market, and they spend nearly $5,000 on professional painting, staging, carpet cleaning, lawn care and gardening and local moving costs. But the majority of selling costs stem from agent commissions and transfer or sales taxes that amount to a national average of $13,357.
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