How Much Are Seller's Closing Costs in Sacramento?

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You hear more talk about buyer's closing costs and not seller's closing costs in Sacramento. Most likely because the difference between the two is pretty basic. The buyer generally takes money out of her savings account to close escrow. She needs to deposit usable funds into escrow.

On the other hand, the seller's closing costs come out of the sales price, for all practical purposes. Not out of pocket. So some people think, well, they don't really pay but they do. It's also the reason buyers often ask sellers to make repairs or give them money because they feel the financial positions are unbalanced. That sellers have more money than the buyers, in many instances. But that's beside the point.

You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: What Does it Cost Sellers to Close Escrow in Sacramento?

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Elizabeth, truer word have not been spoken: The biggest expense is hiring a cheap agent who doesn’t know what he or she is doing.

Sep 24, 2018 12:19 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Elizabeth- even though I'm not an agent, I am "that old" and do remember owner financing. 

Sep 24, 2018 12:48 PM #2
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Nina Hollander Yes, there is that much bigger picture that sellers sometimes forget is there. They get so focused on certain aspects of closing costs they end up penny-wise and pound-foolish.

Sep 25, 2018 08:25 AM #3
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
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Kathy Streib When financing reaches outside of the scope of reality for many homebuyers, then I think we will find owner financing coming back. I've already noticed a few owner-financed transactions in MLS, and it's made me wonder about the signs.

Sep 25, 2018 08:27 AM #4
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