Here are some factors included when your home sale proceeds are calculated:
- Home sale price—using various sources to determine a reasonable estimate of how much your home is worth. Using current sale prices of similar homes in your area along with past sales and market values.
- Outstanding mortgage–the amount of money that you still owe on your home is subtracted from the estimated home sale price. This provides a general idea of your home sale proceeds, excluding fees and taxes associated with selling a house. Make sure to enter your most current outstanding mortgage balance.
- Real estate agent commission–the fee charged by both your real estate agent and the buyer’s agent typically amounts to 5-6% of the home sale price. In most home sales, this will be split evenly between the two agents. The commission is determined by taking the percentage and multiplying by the estimated home sale price.
- Staging and preparation costs-in some instances, it is necessary to stage a house before you sell. These expenses should be factored in along with any other costs (e.g., landscaping, cleaning, etc.) related to the preparation of selling your home.
- Seller concessions-these costs are more commonly known as “closing costs” and may involve the seller picking up some or all of the buyer’s closing costs as an incentive that makes the property more attractive to the buyer. Closing costs may include loan processing fees, attorney fees, transfer taxes, title insurance costs, inspection fees and more. As the seller, these expenses would be deducted from your net proceeds of the home sale.
- Transfer taxes and other settlement fees – These are imposed by your state or local government to transfer ownership from you to the buyer. Settlement agent fees covers the office handling the exchange of money and documents – usually by the title company or attorney. Sellers typically also pay the owner’s title insurance premium. Other miscellaneous fees may be added to your transaction.
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