How much will I make selling my house?

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How much will you make selling your house?

Calculating how much you will make selling your house is highly personalized. How much you’re likely to pocket at the closing table is determined primarily by your current equity, outstanding mortgage balance, and closing costs.

What are the net proceeds from a home sale?

Net proceeds are how much money you’ll make after you’ve accounted for all the costs associated with selling your home. Simply put, your net proceeds are your home sale price minus the mortgage payoff amount, home sale prep costs and closing costs.

What are the typical costs associated with selling your home?

To determine how much you’ll make when you sell your home, you first need to know the expenses that usually come with selling.

Home Prep Costs

  • ~$6,000 Average Spend
  • Necessary repairs
  • Eye-catching updates

Moving Costs

  • Under 100 miles, 2 movers, 1 truck - $80-$100/hour
  • Long Distance Movers - $2,000-$5,000 per move plus $0.50 per pound (average)

Mortgage Payoff Amount

  • How much you still owe on your home
  • Also, include any home equity loans or lines of credit you’ve taken against the property

Closing Costs and Transaction Fees

  • 8% to 10% of the sale price
  • Includes commissions, title insurance, transfer tax, escrow fees, prorated property taxes, HOA fees, mortgage points, and attorney fees

How to Calculate Profit from Selling a House

Estimate your home sale proceeds

Determine home value and potential sale price. 

Hire a real estate agent (who will provide a comparative market analysis (CMA) to give you an appropriate listing price)

Search for comparable recent sales on your own.

Get a loan payoff quote.

Contact your lender to determine your loan payoff amount. The loan payoff amount includes daily interest charges and any fees you’ll have to pay at closing.

Ask your lender if there’s a prepayment penalty on your loan. A prepayment penalty is a fee charged by a lender that allows them to recoup some of the interest charges they’ll lose when you sell the house and close out the loan.

Estimate cost of staging

Home staging can be as simple as decluttering, depersonalizing and cleaning or as significant as whole-home staging by a professional.

Nationally, sellers spend an average of $1,805 on staging as part of an overall $6,570 spent for all pre-sale home prep.

Factor in needed repairs

  • Pre-listing repairs
  • Repairs at the buyer’s request
  • Provide a credit at closing to cover the cost of repairs.

Subtract agent commissions or marketing costs. 

Commissions can total 6% of the sale price, depending on how you decide to sell your home.

Transaction Fees

Seller closing costs include things like transfer taxes (in some cities and states), prorated property taxes, prorated utilities, escrow fees and a title insurance policy for the buyer. 

Seller closing costs can add up to 2% to 4% of the sale price, depending on where you live and the financial details of your sale.

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If you would like more information on buying or selling a home in Beaufort County, South Carolina please feel free to call Mike at 843-837-7773. 

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