Honestly, your most significant cost may be your commission to your broker so deciding on the right agent is the first step. You need to make sure you have a comfortable, honest relationship with your agent. Does your agent understand your needs and wants for selling? Does your agent have the capabilities to effectively market your property? What marketing reach can you expect in a traditional and internet technology-based campaign?
As other agents have outlined, there are multiple anticipated and sometimes unanticipated costs of selling but deciding on an agent who can guide you through the process, provide quality vendors for any needed services and navigate through negotiations and the sales process, should be your foremost concern.
Like any agent, I can offer net sheets, flyers, etc, but proper pricing, understanding the seller's needs and targeted marketing help my sellers realize realistic goals in a timely manner.
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Anthony Blake Drescher
Smith & Associates Real Estate
330 Beach Dr.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701