The Real Cost of Selling Your Home

By Carla Fried - 2013-06-12T20:51:17Z

Photograph by Tom Nagy/Gallery Stock

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Spending to Sell

Congratulations -- it's a home seller’s market. CoreLogic’s Home Price Index rose more than 12 percent this year through April, fueled by still-low inventory amid expanding demand. But the real cost of selling a home can easily add up to 10 percent of the sale price. (If your home sparks a bidding war, that can help ease the pain.) It’s best to have a realistic sense of what you'll have to -- or want to -- spend to prep for a sale.