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What Are the True Costs of Selling a Home? There Are More Than You Think!

What Are the True Costs of Selling a Home? There Are More Than You Think!

Are you thinking about selling your house? There’s more to making a profit on the sale than just deciding the price you list it for. Whether you are sprucing things up with a fresh coat of paint, replacing the roof, or just covering your agent’s commission, there will be hidden costs and bills to pay.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the true costs that you’ll incur when selling your home. Before you decide to put your home up for sale, it is helpful to get a clear picture of how much it’s going to cost.

Before You List: Is Your Home Ready for Sale?  

The first costs will arise before your home is even listed for sale. Unless your house is relatively new, it will likely need repairs and maintenance before being shown to potential buyers. You may need to replace things like carpets, appliances, or even the roof. A new coat of paint (or a fresh set of curtains) can go a long way toward sprucing up your house too!

Depending on the age and condition of your home, you may also decide to invest in a full home inspection. Having a professional inspector look things over is a good investment – especially if they find problem areas that require immediate attention.

An inspection from an experienced professional can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to over $1000, so you have to be prepared.

Should You Invest In A Good Real Estate Agent (And Their Commission)?

Once your home is in selling shape, you’ll need to find the best real estate agent for your area – one that specializes in homes like yours. This will often require interviewing several agents as well as paying their commission when they sell your house (typically a percentage of the selling price).

As you interview agents, it is important to find out how they are compensated and what their track record is. You’ll also want to ask about any listing contracts or agreements before signing anything!

Of course, you can also choose to sell your home yourself (without an agent), and this commission will go straight into your pocket! To learn more about selling your home without an agent, contact us at or 1-844-424-AQRE (2773).

What Listing and Marketing Costs Can You Expect?

Once you’ve found a great agent, the next big cost will be making sure your home is marketed to potential buyers. This includes listing costs, which can be $200-$600 per property, selling fees, and closing fees that come with selling it on an MLS or other real estate website like Zillow,, or Trulia.

Some agents will also charge a fee for selling your home on their website to make it more visible (sometimes this is as high as $500), and if you’re selling in an area with high buyer competition like Los Angeles, listing fees can be even higher since there are so many homes for sale.

You’ll also need to invest time and money into marketing the property to potential buyers on any websites that it’s listed on.

Thankfully, with AQRE Home this can all be done at zero up-front cost! Sign up today at to get unlimited free listings of your properties, and get all your marketing costs covered until your home is sold!

Moving (Storage, Packing Materials, And The Cost Of Moving)

Finally, once your home is sold and you’ve closed on the sale, it’s time to pack up! Depending on how much stuff you have in your house – or if there are any oversized items like a pool table or piano that need moving – this can end up being a very expensive undertaking.

If you’re looking for an easy way to sell your home while avoiding steep, unnecessary fees – consider signing up with AQRE Home at!

We offer free listings with unlimited photos of any property we list. Plus, our marketing team will help find potential buyers and cover 100% of the marketing costs until your home is sold.

Contact us today at or 1-844-424-AQRE (2773) to learn more!

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