Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about how much it will cost you to sell your home. Your closing costs as a seller (in Seattle) will come to roughly 8.5% of the sales price. This includes: real estate fees; excise sales tax; half of the escrow fee; title insurance; document prep fee and recording fees. If you are thinking about selling and you haven’t met with an agent yet, this is a good percentage for you to work with in determining your cost to sell. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mackerman.com.