The Hidden Costs of Selling a House

Here's a look at all the hidden costs of selling a house, including agents fees (which may be changing soon), repairs, staging and closing costs.

A house with a for sale sign in front.
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If you’re planning to put your house on the market, you may be laser focused on how much you can fetch for it. But your property’s sale price isn’t the only factor to consider before you stick a “for sale” sign in front of your home. 

What are the costs of selling a house, and what are some of the hidden costs of selling a house that can sometimes be overlooked or downplayed in budgeting? 

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Daniel Bortz
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Daniel Bortz is a freelance writer based in Arlington, Va. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Consumer Reports, Newsweek, and Money magazine, among others.