Seller Financial Responsibilities

The process of selling your home involves several costs and fees. The following information is very general. Many of these items can be negotiated with the buyer. Consult your real estate professional for details.


Real estate commission

Document preparation fee for deed

Documentary transfer tax

Any city transfer/conveyance tax (according to contract)

Any loan fees required by buyers lender

Payoff of all loans in sellers name (or existing loan balance if being

assumed by buyer)

Interest accrued to lender being paid off, statement fees, reconveyance

fees and any prepayment penalties

Termite work (according to contract)

Home warranty (according to contract)

Any judgments, tax liens, etc., against the seller

Tax proration (for any taxes unpaid at time of transfer of title)

Any unpaid homeowners dues

Recording charges to clear all documents of record against seller

Any bonds or assessments (according to contract)

Any and all delinquent taxes

Notary fees

Escrow fees (according to contract)

Title insurance premium (according to contract) 

Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions.

Fort Myers, FL

(239) 454-0572

Lehigh Acres, FL

(239) 369-8033