1- 1.425 NYC transfer taxes if it sells over $500K (1% if under $500K)
2- $4.00 per $1000. for NYS transfer taxes
3- Your attorney fee
4- If you are using a agent/broker commssion is negotiable
5- If you have a mortgage that needs to be paid off-your total loan amount is due at closing
6- If you have any equity lines of credit- that too will have to be paid off
7- The capital tax gains on your sale will be paid or washed out when you do your income taxes next year.
8- Survey fee should be paid by buyer
9- Engineers inspection should be paid by buyer
10- If termites are found ususally taken care of by the seller.
That's about it in a nutshell...unfortunately there are brokers that do not deserve the title...but don't dismiss all because of some bad ones. It would be my pleasure helping you out with your specifics- it's free- give me call Terry K 718-614-3167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry, were you the listing agent on that Palacios deal that we finally closed?
Just an FYI, this is not really something that your broker should necessarily know, so I wouldn't consider them useless. Many of them do know however, especially if they are working for a larger company like Prudential Douglas Elliman, where they have that information provided to them by their company.
BTW, I agree with you, many brokers are useless. They are known as the jelly doughnut eating real estate agents. However, the good ones earn their money and act as the lube in a deal that is always trying to seize up. The good ones fight for your deals and are powerful negotiators!