Ready to put your home on the market? You’re probably already picturing the dollars pouring into your bank account—after all, home prices are rising in many markets across the country, and odds are pretty good that your home has appreciated over the years. So it only makes sense that you’d stand to make a profit, right?.

But what’s easy to forget is selling a home costs money, too—sometimes a lot of money. This is what’s known as a reality check.