Q: What is my property worth?

A: Pricing your property correctly is crucial.  You want to sell your property in a timely manner at the highest price possible. Current market conditions determine the value. Pricing too high or too low can cost you time and money. Realistic pricing will achieve a maximum sale price in a reasonable amount of time.

Q: What do I need to prepare my property for sale?

A: Declutter, clean and fix any issues that may come up at a home inspection. See how to prepare the exterior and interior of your home for photography here

Q: Do I need a stager to prepare my home for sale?

A: Staging is important because it neutralizes the home. Home staging is a complimentary service here at Anne Whiting Real Estate.

Q: What is the commission you charge?

A: Commission fluctuates based on individual circumstances.

Q: What type of advertising will be done by your company?

A: With each property Anne Whiting Real Estate prioritizes and capitalizes on each advertising opportunity based on the unique and specific qualities of the home.

Q: What will closing costs be on the seller side?


  • Satisfying and discharging all existing mortgages and liens
  • Drawing the new deed
  • State excise stamps ($4.56 per $1,000 sale price – Cape Cod $5.70 per $1,000)
  • Attorney fee for securing pay-off figures of present mortgage, drawing and recording discharge
  • Brokerage fee for professional services
  • Seller concession, if any plus points
  • Prorated taxes, water, sewer and any other utility bills, if applicable
  • Betterments, if any
  • Securing smoke detector certificate
  • Securing carbon monoxide alarm certificate
  • Securing title V septic certificate, if applicable.
Q: Do I need an attorney?

A: Yes, you need representation. If you need a recommendation of a real estate attorney we would be happy to help you with that.

Q: How long does the process of closing take once you have found a buyer for my home?

A: The closing process takes about 40-45 days depending on the bank originator.

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Anne Whiting Real Estate wants to thank you, our clients for trusting us with one of your most prized possessions, your home. 2019 was an extremely busy year for the business and it was never boring. Whether we had to figure out how to move a rare bird...

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