How Much Will Listing Your House Cost in 2021?

How Much Will Listing Your House Cost in 2021

If you plan on listing a house, there are costs to contend with before you list, during the listing process, once an offer has been made and when you find yourself at the closing table. In our latest post, we will take a look at some of these listing costs so you can determine if a direct sale of your property would be the better choice for your situation. 

The price to sell a house in Jacksonville can fluctuate greatly. But it all comes down to the condition, location and other factors such as needed repairs that would need be done before placing this on market for sale
A great way of determining what you should charge is by doing an inspection upon entering into contract with your buyer – this will give both parties peace-of-mind knowing there are no surprises later down the line when they inspect their new home together! So, you’re thinking about selling your home? You want to know how much it will cost. Well that all depends on who is representing the sale and what they offer! Some agents are “all inclusive” while others may require extra fees before listing with them so make sure this doesn’t catch ya off guard by doing some research first!”

Upfront Costs

Before you talk to an agent, there are a few things that need your attention. You might not have time for all these tasks as it can be costly and tedious but don’t hurt to know what is required of you before getting started on the more fun parts!


A clean house is an inviting one. You can do a good job cleaning your home, but if you want it looking its best consider hiring professionals for help! This may seem like quite the expense upfront – after all who has time? But let me tell ya what-a few hours of their work will give this place that fresh and clean feeling again so when guests arrive they’ll be blown away by how welcoming everything looks inside our walls. If you’re up tight on time or finances, tackling these jobs yourself might just take some of the pressure off. If your already busy with other tasks around home: Cleaning – Make sure all surfaces in every room have been cleaned thoroughly as well as scrubbing dirty spots like sinks and toilets until they shine again. Then grab those cleaning supplies from under the sink and tackle dusty corners using swept dusters (or even vacuum cleaners). Polishing finishes is another great way make dirt disappear so polish away any dull areas!


When it comes to packing up your things, the best time is when you’re cleaning out a house. Guests aren’t going want their home turned into clutter or anything in the way so they won’t be able see all of someone’s personal belongings everywhere and can easily find what matters most without getting distracted by decorations from last year that haven’t been used since moving-in day!

Repairs & Upgrades

The right upgrades can encourage higher offers, so now is as good a time as any to perfect them. Paint over old wallpaper if needed, replace cracked tiles with new ones that match the current design scheme and fix loose floorboards while painting
A home’s appearance says just about everything there is to know about you: whether it be an accurate reflection or not being seen at all from those who enter- this should change depending on what one wants out of life themselves! For example upgraded kitchens often result in more money coming their way because prospective buyers feel comfortable knowing exactly how much effort was put into. Small changes like replacing fixtures for updated hardware can make a big difference! You’ll want to take any necessary repairs, from fixing broken things and painting walls to popping out old floorboards. You can create a bidding war for your house by making small improvements that are easy on the wallet. You can also take this opportunity for minor upgrades like new fixtures or hardware! Just be sure you’re comfortable paying upfront before doing anything else.


Make your front yard the star of its own show! A well-designed landscape is like an invite for potential buyers, and can help sell homes faster. You know how good it feels when someone stops by you in person? Imagine if they were driving down YOUR street; what would make them stop their car first? Maybe something about all these fantastic features we’ve got here on OUR property–including some flowers or new doors (whatever looks best)!

It’s a proven fact that curb appeal is important. You may not realize how detrimental having an ugly yard can be until someone tells you their favorite neighborhood has really bad yards…so unappealing as to turn away potential buyers from even turning onto the block! It doesn’t just matter for aesthetic reasons; if your house looks good on one side but neglected in back then nobody knows what might be hiding behind those bushes. You can add plants, flowers and even new doors or fencing for a fresh look that pops with curb appeal.

While The House Is Listed

When you’re on the search for your new home, it can be hard not knowing what neighborhood or city is right. But don’t worry! With a quick sale upfront before anything else happens in this process, there will always be time to find something perfect at an affordable price point so that expenses like closing costs are avoided altogether–saving both money and stress of juggling multiple offers without any sense of direction.

Monthly Costs

You need to be ready for this! When you put your house up for sale, it will require that the utilities stay on and continue paying homeowner’s insurance as well property taxes until closing. Not only does this mean keeping these expenses going while living elsewhere without a mortgage payment but with many homes sitting in limbo at an open bid price waiting anxiously on escrow – depending how long all of this takes could mean months upon taking care routine home maintenance after finally coming into possession over said property once again..

You may be considering selling your home before retiring because moving is just too much work. Don’t do it! When I decided to put my own place up for sale in preparation, having an extra mortgage prevented me from losing any money if buying another property wasn’t quite what was expected
I knew that taking out this loan would require sacrifices but being faced with only one option left made the decision easier than anticipated

During this time, you could be out thousands of dollars you could have otherwise kept in your pocket.


With the proliferation of social media, drones and other great technology are now being used to market homes. Some agents even include marketing in their agency contracts, so you don’t need to worry about it on your own!

A drone photographer can be a helpful way for realtors and home sellers show off properties from above. In addition to showing all aspects of the house with stunning photography, they also provide an aerial view that is sure captivate buyers’ attention online or at open houses.

After An Offer Has Been Made

When you are in the market for a new home, it is important to know what costs still need to be paid after an offer has been made and accepted. Closing these extra bills could take weeks from when your purchase was completed – so ensure that this does not happen by offering on homes with inspections or appraisals already done!

You can avoid the below costs with a direct offer from a company who purchases as-is.

Negotiated Repairs

When you go to close on your property, remember that all of the inspections have been completed and it is now time for negotiations. Many inspection reports will include a section where an inspector suggests repairs be made or items upgraded. If there are any major problems with the house in these sections (such as structural integrity), then they might put up resistance because this means doing work before moving into their new home and even making some necessary upgrades can cost thousands of dollars which banks often don’t cover during loans unless very serious issues arise. It’s important when closing that if anything needs fixing – whether minor or more severe – to disclose those fixes upfront so buyers know what they’re getting themselves into; otherwise, these people could back out at last minute.

If your buyer decides to rescind the offer, you will need to disclose the needed repair to all potential buyers going forward.

At The Closing Table


A good agent will always be there with you during the final sale process to help make sure that your best interests are being looked after. They’ll also conduct any necessary research on comparable properties in the area and give recommendations for what a fair price would be, as well as making sure all of their paperwork is completed correctly. But don’t forget about them at this time! You should have already paid an agreed-upon percentage up front before signing over another check just before closing day – normally 6% of the home’s value.”

The real estate broker who has been guiding you along through every step until now does not get forgotten when it comes to settling things down near closing day either: they’ll still want their cut once everything is said and done

Closing Costs

Many additional fees are lumped together as closing costs. These include document filing, title search fees, credit check costs, transfer taxes and more! On average this will run you another 2% of your final sale price on top of all the other expenses that come with selling a home.

It’s important to know what it’ll cost in order to make an educated decision about whether or not listing is right for every property. Running numbers can help determine which option works best for you – so do them today before making any big decisions!

Interested in selling without the traditional listing costs? We can help! Send us a message or give us a call today! (904) 508-0207

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