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The True Cost of Selling A Home

Selling a home in Novi, Northville, South Lyon or Plymouth, Michigan can be daunting, but it’s important to know the true cost of selling a home before diving in. According to 2022 data, the cost of selling a home is roughly 10-12% of the sale price. This includes agent commissions (5-6% of the sale price, split between the two agents), attorney fees, transfer taxes, and other administrative costs (1% of the sale price), and home repairs and inspection requests (ranging from $100-10,000).

But that’s not all. There are also optional expenses to consider, such as moving costs (averaging $1,400 for a local move and $2,200-5,700 for a cross-country move), interior staging, and exterior landscaping (18% of seller’s agents said staging increased a home’s value between 6-10%), seller concessions (to sweeten the deal for potential buyers) and home warranties (costing $300-500).

One mistake many sellers make is pouring money into the wrong improvements before getting an agent involved. This can be a costly mistake and ultimately decrease the value of your home. To get the most out of your home, it’s important to work with a real estate agent who can focus your efforts and help you get every dollar out of your home.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Jeff Duneske, for a seller’s consultation. I am a seasoned real estate agent with over 22 years of experience in the Novi, Northville, South Lyon, and Plymouth, Michigan area, and I am more than happy to help guide you through the process and ensure that your home is priced and presented in the best possible way to attract potential buyers. Contact me today to schedule a consultation.

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Jeff Duneske

With over 23 years of experience in the real estate industry, Jeff Duneske, Broker/Owner of Duneske Real Estate Advisors at Keller Williams Advantage, has established himself as a leading expert. With a career volume of over $325 million and over 1,200 properties sold, Jeff has built a reputation for excellence, earning the trust of over 1,000 clients. Born and raised in Novi, Michigan, Jeff earned the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout at just 15 years old. After graduating from Novi High School in 1996 and the Oakland Fire Academy, Jeff initially set out to become a full-time firefighter. However, after serving as an auxiliary firefighter and EMT in Novi and Walled Lake for several years without securing a full-time position, Jeff decided to shift gears and begin his real estate career in 2000. Jeff has consistently demonstrated his drive to achieve his goals throughout his career without compromising his morals, standards, or ethics for anyone or any transaction. He has served on the Professional Standards Committee for ten years and is committed to conducting business with the highest morals, ethics, and standards. Jeff's unwavering commitment to ethical and moral standards has led to a successful real estate career. Still, more importantly, it has enriched his life and the lives of others in immeasurable ways. With a steadfast purpose to lead with honor and great promise, Jeff continues to guide his clients through one of life's most significant financial transactions, helping them achieve their American Dream. If you're looking for a real estate professional who will go above and beyond to help you achieve your goals, look no further than Jeff Duneske. Contact him today to schedule a consultation and let him guide you through buying or selling your home.

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