SHOULD A SELLER PAY THE BUYERS CLOSING COSTS? What you need to know...Todays question is "As a seller, do i "have to" pay the buyers closing costs?"As a seller you never "HAVE TO" do anything. However as a seller you need to know that you should do whatever you can control to bring the most amount of potentilal buyers to your house. there are so many variabls you can control, you do not want to alienate buyers from teh start. As a listing agent and as a seller the goal is to bring about the quickest sale at the most obtainable price. The first thing you need to do is get a brokers price opinion. you need to know what teh value of your property is in todays market. You need to price your house at or near market value. Make sure though you leave room to negotiate though. Virtually all offers will be lower than your asking price and yes some buyers may ask you to pay 3% of the closing costs. It is common no matter where you live. Most buyers who are asking for their closing costs to be included need to have them included. They have great credit but do not have a large savinges. If you decline offers asking for credit for closing costs, you may be hindering the sale of your own house. You can negotaite the price and teh amount of closing costs you are willing to credit. You usually can get a higher price which offsets the credit to the buyer and allows you to sell your house.Updated August 15, 2010Blog written by:Scott GodzykGodzyk Realty GroupAugust 15 2010 - Manchester2YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.