If you’re like many homeowners, your house is your single largest investment, and when it’s time to sell, you naturally want to get as much money as possible for it. You may already know that hiring a real estate agent will cost you typically five percent to six percent of the selling price—for example, as much as $30,000 on the sale of a $500,000 house. But that’s hardly the only expense you’ll encounter; in fact, from preparation to make your house market-ready to unexpected complications that can arise, selling your house can be a pricey proposition. To avoid unsettling surprises and help ensure that you get top dollar, click through to discover 12 costs that go hand-in-hand with selling a home.
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