Capital Gains and Losses - Selling Expenses from Sale of Home

The amount realized on the sale of your home is the selling price minus selling expenses.

Per IRS Publication 523 Selling Your Home:

Selling expenses include:

  • Commissions,
  • Fees for a service that helped sell your home without a broker,
  • Advertising fees,
  • Legal fees, and
  • Mortgage points or other loan charges paid by the seller, such as loan placement fees or "points."