Selling your home is a costly business. For most of us, the aim is to make a profit, either to contribute towards our next purchase, cover debts or bolster our bank balances. As houses tend to increase in value over the years, we expect to make more than we paid to begin with, and many of us count on this to help us out of financial troubles or provide us the credit we need.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of associated costs that eat into our profit margins. From legal fees to agency charges, surveys, and repairs that are necessary to sell the house, the average that people spend on preparing for and obtaining a sale is well into the thousands.