Depends on the price of the house, but I would expect in most closings the seller will have 2% or so of the price of the house in closing costs. This includes title insurance, survey, home warranty, escrow fees, etc.
It's risky to buy a FSBO as you can run into a lot of roadblocks like this. Why not get a buyers agent who can walk you through the process to buy a regular resale. It might actually cost you less money.
Do they think they don't have to?
Can they only net enough off the property to break even and paying fees will cost them to close?
Is the property priced right for a no fees deal?
If it appraised for more, would they raise the price and then pay fees?
Bottom line: They are for sale buy owner and not by realistic realtor.
You need to have a preliminary chat with a buyer's representative. You would be a fool to buy a property without professional representation.
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