I wasn't aware of all the costs that would be involved in closing.
Although I had never sold a home before, I was aware that the seller was responsible for the brokerage fees. I didn’t, however, factor in other expenses, including prorated property taxes, utility bills, and homeowners insurance. As an additional perk, my agent suggested we offer a home buyer’s warranty in the amount of $600. After figuring in the warranty and the expense of fixing all the post-inspection problems, the final costs really added up.