Seller Closing costs can be broken down into several categories:
Real Estate Broker Fees
Commission to the real estate broker/brokers selling your home
State Transfer Taxes
- State Recordation taxes
- State & County transfer taxes
- Final Water Bill
- Unpaid HOA/condo dues
- Any outstanding property taxes
- Any outstanding leins
The exact amount of the seller closing costs will vary based on the price of the home being purchased, the location of the home, real estate commission terms, and the terms of the contract.
In some situations, buyers can negotiate so that sellers will pay a portion of their closing costs as well.
It is important to remember that these seller closing costs are in addition to any amount required to pay off existing mortgages and lines of credit secured by the home.