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does it COST any money to put your house on the market and sell it?


Asked by mamagee1218 at 10:26 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • to list it, no cost. to sell it, BIG cost. Know the costs UP FRONT before you do anything! And if you go with a realtor, negotiate their fee DOWN. 3% is average - try to get them to take 2%. SHOP REALTORS!!!!

    Answer by GumboGirl at 10:44 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • The realtors will take a percentage of the purchase price at closing.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:28 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • What ^^^^^^ she said :)

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 10:44 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • yes, the above and some states have a tax. It's better to be a buyer!

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:02 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Out of pocket, no. You go to a realtor and the fees are taken automatically at the purchase of the house.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:02 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Not up front, for them to list it. Only when it gets sold. Call a realtor and talk to them, nothing happens until you sign a contract, so find out first what they think you'll get, and how much the commission and fees are. That's the best way to do it.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 8:00 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Nothing upfront. When it is sold, yes.

    Answer by Luisa621 at 8:43 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Yup. You'll pay a percentage to your realator.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:58 PM on Nov. 12, 2010