Contrary to popular belief, there are a lot of cost that go into selling your house in Little Rock. Marketing cost, commissions, closing cost, and not to mention the sweat equity that is needed. On the other hand, if you sell to a direct home buyer than you can avoid these cost all together. In this article we will cover what it REALLY costs to sell your home in Little Rock.
Agents Fee’s/Commission, Staging, Cleaning/Repairs, and Much More
Lets cover this first. It may seem obvious but you will have to either spend money or spend time (or both) to make sure your home is spotless. On top of that, any of those repairs that you have been putting off with most likely need to be taken care of before the sale. If you want to get the most money that you can for your home the buyers will expect everything to be perfect (or close to it)!
We have covered this in previous blogs but it is important to cover again. A messy/neglected yard can kill a sale. You want to have good curb appeal so that you are attracting buyers into your home. If you feels like your house is lacking curb appeal then here are some things that you can do. Keep in mind, this will cost both money and time!
- Manicure the bushes and cut any overgrown trees
- Pull any weeds
- Add some life by buying some plants or flowers
- Pressure wash the walkway/driveway
- Paint the trim of the house, mailbox, and door (if needed)
- If there is a front or back patio consider adding furniture, you can buy it or have a staging company lend it to you.
Listing Fees, Agent Fees, Administrative Fees and Notary Charges
These fees are the hidden cost that many sellers are not aware of. These do NOT include the commissions. Agents will often pass onto your marketing cost, notary fees, administrative fees, and many other cost associated with the process of selling your home. Be sure to ask an agent what cost you will be expected to cover when working with them.
Here is the largest cost of them all. Realtor commissions. This is on average 6% of the final sales price. If you would prefer to skip EVERYTHING that we wrote about above and sell to the cash, as-is buyer then look no further. Sunny Day Homes LLC is a direct house buying company that will purchase your house without a realtor, take it in its as-is condition, and pay all the closing cost and fees!