The only upfront costs to sell your home are those associated with photography and advertising. We always recommend the most cost effective ways to advertise your home without compromising the sales result. Houses are generally sold on a commission basis but the service is free so you pay no commission unless your house sells. When discussing commission rates with real estate agents, you will probably come across two approaches.
- A fixed fee regardless of sales price.
- A commission quoted as a percentage of the successful result.
Every seller would prefer to pay a low commission rate but beware, all agents are not equal. The ability of different agents can vary as much as the results. Make sure the agent you list with has the right qualifications and experience to ensure a great result for your home.