Closing costs for the seller generally are the documentary stamps and the real estate commission. Commissions traditionally are negotiated between the listing agent and the seller. When the agent visits your home you can discuss what the rate will be--you determine the rate, and the amount depends on what the sale price ends up being. For example, if you sell the property for 150,000 at a 6% sales commission (typical), your real estate commission would be 8,000 to be split between listing and selling brokerage. Other closing costs that are usually born by the buyer have been highly negotiable in the recent market conditions. Many times the buyer will ask for a contribution toward their closing costs as a part of their offer on your home. This is something you can negotiate at that time, along with the closing date, sales price, home warranty, and other considerations.
I hope this helps.
Myke Triebold, GRI, SFR, ABR, LMC