Selling a home is usually more expensive to the owner than purchasing one is. Typically, sellers are paying the buyers agent and listing agent commissions. Sellers need to account for these costs when determining their listing price. As such, if you have some cash on hand, offering to pay some or all of the sellers closing costs could be enticing to the seller. It’s a great way to keep the purchase price steady and reduce appraisal risk while still helping the seller with their bottom line.