If you're thinking about selling your house, plan ahead for extra costs that will take a chunk out of any profit you may make.
The average American homeowner will spend $18,342 to sell their house, according to a new study by real estate research firm Zillow and Thumbtack, an online site matching local professionals to customers.
These extra costs can vary widely from market to market.
Among the 35 largest metro areas examined in the study, San Jose had the highest total costs for selling a home with an average of $81,507. Cleveland was the lowest at $12,986.
"Even in the hottest housing markets in the country, selling a home takes time and costs money," Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow's chief marketing officer, said in a statement.