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How We Calculate Your Home Sale Proceeds

The home sale proceeds calculator uses the costs of selling a home in your area to estimate how much you could make when you sell your home.

Estimated Home Sale Proceeds

Based on your estimated sale price, outstanding mortgage balance, and real estate fees and taxes, this is the estimated amount you’ll walk away with when you sell your home.

Real Estate Agent Commission

Typically 5% to 6% of your home’s sale price will go toward real estate agent commission when you sell your home. In most locations, this is split equally between your agent and the buyer’s agent.

Outstanding Mortgage Balance

Your outstanding mortgage balance is subtracted from the estimated sale price to determine how much you can walk away with when you sell. For the most accurate estimate, make sure to use your current mortgage balance.

Title Insurance

Some states require you to pay for the buyer’s title insurance policy, which protects the buyer from title defects, liens, or competing claims of ownership.

Misc. Fees

You may need to pay other fees when you sell your home, including recording fees or homeowners association fees.

Estimated Sale Price

We use the estimated sale price of your home to calculate your net proceeds. To find out what your home is worth, get a free estimate of your home’s value from a Signature Page Agent.

Savings with Signature Page

When you sell your home with a Signature Page Agent, you pay only a 1%–1.5% listing commission — that’s less than the usual listing commission.* You still have to pay the buyer’s agent commission of 2.5%–3%

Excise Tax

Excise tax is the tax you pay to transfer ownership of the home to the buyer. This fee is paid at closing; the total amount is based on the home’s sale price and varies by state.

Escrow Fee

Escrow handles the exchange of money and documents in a real estate transaction. This cost covers the escrow fees associated with your home sale.

The home sale proceeds calculator is intended for planning and educational purposes only. All calculations and costs are estimated and no warranty, express or implied, is made that all possible costs have been included.