Know the costs of selling your lakeland fl home

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One of the largest expenses of selling your Lakeland Fl home is the real estate commission. But you could actually look at it as an investment instead of an expense, since hiring a Lakeland Fl agent will eliminate much of the stress of the entire selling process, so it’s actually worth the cost.

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Know the costs of selling your lakeland fl home

  1. 1. Know The Costs of Selling Your Lakeland Fl Home Authored by: Petra Norris
  2. 2. Know The Costs of Selling Your Lakeland Fl Home There are many costs of selling a home that you need to know before you can actually determine the actual proceeds from your Lakeland Fl home for sale. One of the largest expenses of selling your Lakeland Fl home is the real estate commission. But you could actually look at it as an investment instead of an expense, since hiring a Lakeland Fl agent will eliminate much of the stress of the entire selling process, so it’s actually worth the cost.
  3. 3. Know The Costs of Selling Your Lakeland Fl Home These costs are actually deductible from the final selling price of your Lakeland Fl home for sale for tax purposes. Your Lakeland Fl agent can also help you track these expenses. Having an accurate amount of the total costs when selling your home is beneficial when the seller submits income tax documents. Other expenses involved in selling a Lakeland Fl home is the property taxes and transfer taxes. Legal fees involved in the closing of the Lakeland Fl home for sale are also part of the cost of home selling. If you still have an unpaid mortgage balance, this will be deducted from the selling price of your Lakeland Fl home for sale as well. You could request a payoff statement from the bank to confirm the correct amount owed. The bank may charge fees for this service, which can also be deducted as an expense of the Lakeland Fl home for sale.
  4. 4. Know The Costs of Selling Your Lakeland Fl Home Another expense of the sale is repair costs to get the Lakeland Fl home for sale in a good condition to attract buyers. To determine the extent of repairs, the seller may get a home inspection, which is another cost of selling a home. Depending on the terms in the sales contract, it might be necessary to replace or update appliances and this could require a big amount of money from the seller. You should also include the cost of moving to your new home after your Lakeland Fl home for sale has been purchased. Also included in the costs of selling a home are the transfer fees for changing your children’s schools.
  5. 5. Know The Costs of Selling Your Lakeland Fl Home Storage of household furniture and items during relocation is also included in the cost of selling a home and changing residences. Relocation could require a large amount of money depending on the distance of the new home from your Lakeland Fl home for sale. Other expenses that decrease the net proceeds from your Lakeland Fl home for sale is paying off liens attached to the property. Unpaid HOA fees must also be settled when you put your Lakeland Fl home for sale.
  6. 6. Know The Costs of Selling Your Lakeland Fl Home Unexpected expenses and last minute disagreement between the buyer and seller of the Lakeland Fl home for sale may also increase the costs the seller need to pay in order to sell the home. The seller must assume all these expenses and be prepared for it in order for the Lakeland Fl home for sale to close.
  7. 7. Petra Norris Realtor® Lakeland FL Homes for Sale CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. PO Box 92050, Lakeland, FL, 33804-2050 Office Phone: (863) 619-6918 Cell Phone: (863) 712-4207

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