What is the sales price and what does your contract say? The sales price will dictate how much you're paying in title, escrow, commissions, and certain other fees. It is customary for the seller to pay their share of the title, escrow, transfer fees, commissions, etc. I just sat down last night with a seller and signed an offer from a cash buyer. I included an estimated cost sheet for her and she is paying an estimated $11,000 in costs associated with the sale of $150,000. So depending upon your sales price, the $9,000 you stated may be a lot or a little. I really need more info in order to answer correctly. You should sit down with your Realtor & review the Real Estate Purchase contract, all Addenda and Counter offers & the itemized Estimated HUD-1 from escrow.
Just curious, you ARE working with an agent, correct? I certainly hope so because your agent will be able to protect your interests and make sure you don't pay for something you don't need to. I run across so many sellers these days that think they can sell their house themselves to "save money" only to find out that they are paying way more costs than they should and not getting the sales price they should. Even as a Realtor, I hired another Realtor in my office to list and sell my own home so she could take the liability and stress off my back.
Sit down with your Realtor and go over the contracts and the estimate and get a detailed explanation. If you're still not satisfied, arrange a meeting with your Realtor and their Broker and have it all explained. Selling a home costs money, but you should make sure you don't pay more than you need to.
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