It's official—Phoenix, Arizona real estate is entering its first buyer's market since 2019. Supply is back up. The area's median home sale price has declined 4.5% since January 2022 and 12.6% from its peak in June 2022.
If you want to sell your Phoenix home, it's now or never. You may not get as much out of your home in the coming months as you can right now. That's why we're bringing you this guide to fees for selling a house.
Did you know that it isn't free to hire a realtor, list your home, and make a sale? If so, you are not alone. Check out this guide to learn more about the costs that come with selling a house in Arizona.
1. Realtor Fees
Realtor fees are the most significant cost when it comes to selling (or buying) a home. Expect to pay at least 5% of the home sale price in realtor commission fees. This amount covers:
- Advertising fees
- Home showing services
- Negotiations with sellers
If you do not hire a realtor, you will still have to pay a lawyer to deal with the contracts for you.
The only way to forego this fee entirely is to work with cash buyers like AZ Home Buyer. We handle all the paperwork without agents or the need for you to hire an attorney.
2. Closing Costs
Closing costs are fees that come in at the end of the home-buying process. These costs include title insurance fees, sales tax, property taxes, and more. In general, sellers pay higher closing costs than buyers.
For example, Arizona buyers may pay between 1% and 5% of the home price in closing costs. As a seller, you may pay closing costs of up to 10% of the purchase price.
Let's say you intend to sell your home for $400,000. In that case, expect to pay up to $40,000 in closing costs to sell your house.
3. Seller Concessions
Phoenix is currently the #1 real estate market for seller concessions in the country. In the fourth quarter of 2022 alone, nearly 63% of sellers made concessions to buyers.
What are concessions? Concessions are agreements a home seller makes with the buyer to cover certain costs associated with the sale. For example, the buyer may ask that you make repairs to the home before closing.
Working with an iBuyer like AZ Home Buyer eliminates this cost. We will buy your home without asking you to cover repairs and other fees.
Don't Want to Pay Fees for Selling a House? Work With AZ Home Buyer
The most common fees for selling a house include realtor commissions, closing costs, and seller concessions. There's no way to get around closing costs. But you can avoid realtor and concessional fees when you work with an iBuyer.
Are you looking for a fast and affordable way to sell Phoenix real estate? AZ Home Buyer will give you a no-obligation cash offer for your home. Input your home address today to find out how much your home is worth to us.