Enter the property selling price, commission rate, fixed closing costs, and extra costs into the calculator to determine the total seller cost.

Seller Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the total cost for a seller in a real estate transaction.

SC = P + (P * C) + F + E


  • SC is the total seller cost ($) P is the property selling price ($) C is the commission rate (decimal) F is the fixed closing costs ($) E is the extra costs such as repairs, staging, etc. ($)

To calculate the total seller cost, start with the property selling price. Add the product of the selling price and the commission rate. Then add the fixed closing costs and any extra costs such as repairs or staging. The sum of these amounts is the total cost for the seller.

What is a Seller Cost?

A seller cost, also known as a selling cost, refers to the total expenses incurred by a business or individual in the process of selling a product or service. This can include costs related to advertising, marketing, sales commissions, packaging, delivery, and any discounts or incentives offered to customers. These costs are deducted from the total revenue to determine the net profit. The aim is to keep these costs as low as possible to maximize profit.

How to Calculate Seller Cost?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Seller Cost using the given formula:

  1. First, determine the property selling price ($).
  2. Next, determine the commission rate (decimal).
  3. Next, determine the fixed closing costs ($).
  4. Next, determine the extra costs such as repairs, staging, etc. ($).
  5. Next, insert the values into the formula: SC = P + (P * C) + F + E.
  6. Finally, calculate the Seller Cost.
  7. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with a calculator.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge:

Property selling price ($) = 200,000

Commission rate (decimal) = 0.05

Fixed closing costs ($) = 5,000

Extra costs such as repairs, staging, etc. ($) = 2,500