That will depend on what is negotiated up front before accepting the offer. The contract used by agents who belong to the California Association of Realtors has the option of choosing who pays for an item that would be considered part of the closing costs. The buyers will request which items they would like the sellers to pay in their submitted offer. Have your broker representative explain. Also, some agents will tell you there is a standard, by county, dictating which principle pays for what. Not binding. If you don’t want to pay for something, then counter the offer.
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