How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House in Arkansas? (2022 Updates!)

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Jamie Ayers

September 1st, 2022
Updated September 1st, 2022

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Average cost to sell a house in Arkansas | Cost to sell calculator | Home selling expenses | Prep costs | Realtor fees | Closing costs | Moving expenses | Tips for saving $$$

Find out the average cost of selling a house in Arkansas

Selling a house in Arkansas can be expensive. Between repairs, realtor commissions, closing costs, moving fees, and more, your total expenses can easily eat up 14.25% or more of your home’s final sale price.

While you may not be able to avoid some costs completely, there is one way to save big when you sell in Arkansas.

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Average cost to sell a house in Arkansas

Your total out-of-pocket costs will vary based on your situation, but you should expect for around 14.25% of your home’s final sale price to go towards selling costs. If you sell your home for $180,819 — the median home value in Arkansas — you'll likely spend $25,768.

Here's how much you can expect to pay at different price points based on the average cost to sell a house in Arkansas.

Sale price
Cost to sell
$250,000
$35,626
$250,000
$35,626
$500,000
$71,253

Common expenses for home sellers in Arkansas

The chart below breaks down some of the most common expenses for home sellers in Arkansas.

Keep in mind these costs are highly variable — particularly the home prep and relocation expenses. Talk to your realtor for a more accurate and tailored estimate of your costs.

Common expenses
Estimated cost
$200 to $7,011
🏘️ Realtor fees
$8,517 to $11,157
$2,372 to $7,966
$340 to $2,932
Total
$11,428 to $29,066

While repairs, closings costs, and relocation expenses may be out of your control, you can still save money on realtor fees by either selling for sale by owner (FSBO) or hiring a discount real estate broker.

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How much will I make selling my Arkansas house?

How much money you pocket after selling your house will depend on several factors, including:

  • How you choose to sell your home (realtor, cash buyer, for sale by owner, etc.)
  • Which repairs and improvements you do to prep your home for sale
  • Whether you make any concessions or offer incentives to buyers
  • State and local taxes and closing costs
  • Your remaining mortgage balance

If you don't have a mortgage, you'll get the entire sale price minus the costs of selling your home. That means you could take home $155,051 if you sell your home for $180,819 and pay 14.25% to sell it.

But you may owe money on the property or have other unique expenses that impact your overall cost to sell.

Cost of selling a house calculator

Use this cost of selling a house calculator to get a better idea of how much you'll have to spend to sell your home — and how much you'll take home after!

Home selling costs in Arkansas: An in-depth breakdown

🚨 Disclaimer: We’ve compiled an overview of some of the most common home selling costs in Arkansas. This guide is not 100% comprehensive, and actual costs will vary from situation to situation. Talk to your real estate agent and lender for the most accurate sense of how much it will cost to sell your home.

Preparing your home for sale: Varies

Unless you’re planning to sell your Arkansas house as is or to a cash buyer, you’ll need to spend some money to get your home market-ready to attract qualified buyers.

At minimum, you’ll want to invest in some basic pre-listing improvements to maximize your home value. The table below breaks down some of the most common professional pre-listing expenses. And even if you decide to go the DIY route, remember to budget a few hundred dollars for supplies.

Home prep expense
Average project cost
Home staging
$2,802
Cleaning service
$159
Handyman
$57 per hour
Interior repaint
$1,648
Exterior repaint
$1,777
Photography
$169

» LEARN MORE: What home improvements to make before selling

Realtor fees in Arkansas: 5.44%

Realtor fees in Arkansas
% of sale price
Cost
Listing commission
2.72%
$4,918
Buyer’s agent commission
2.72%
$4,918
Total
5.44%
$9,837

Realtor fees are one of the biggest costs for selling a house in Arkansas. In a standard real estate transaction — one involving two traditional, full-price agents — you will likely be on the hook for covering the full commission fee for both agents.

The average real estate commission in Arkansas is between 4.71% and 6.17% of the home’s final selling price and is typically split between the two agents handling the sale.

Based on the median home value in Arkansas, that comes to roughly $9,837.

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Closing costs: 3.31%

Common closing costs in Arkansas
Estimated cost
Typical % of sale price
Title insurance (owner's policy)
$598
0.33%
Title insurance (lender's policy)
$75
0.04%
Title service fees
$1,077
0.60%
Transfer tax
$597
0.33%
Recording fees
$25
0.01%
Attorney fees (optional)
$247 per hour
N/A
Buyer incentives
$3,616
2%
Total
$5,988
3.31%

Closing costs are a blanket term for the various fees and expenses (not including realtor commission) paid at the close of a real estate transaction.

Expect to pay roughly 3.31% of your home’s final sale price at closing. Based on the average home value in Arkansas of $180,819, that translates to $5,988.

Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to negotiate for the buyer to pay some of them. However, it's just as common for buyers to ask sellers to pay their closing costs to seal the deal.

» READ: How much are seller closing costs in Arkansas?

Don't forget property taxes

At closing, you'll also pay prorated property taxes. The total amount will depend on when you sell your home and where you live in Arkansas. The overall average rate for property taxes in Arkansas is 0.62%, however it varies greatly across the state. For example, in Stone County, the property tax rate is 0.36%, but in Pulaski County, it's 0.82%.

Moving expenses: ~1%

Depending on factors like the distance of your move, how much you want to DIY, and how much stuff you have, these expenses can really add up.

Moreover, don’t forget to account for potential overlap periods. If there’s a gap between when you move out of your current home and close on your new one, you may need to pay for a storage space and/or temporary housing. Or you may have to pay carrying costs (e.g., utilities, HOA fees, property taxes, etc.) on two properties at once.

Common relocation expenses
Cost
Movers
$94 per hour
Overlap and carrying costs
$49 per day

How to avoid losing money on your Arkansas home sale

Whether you’re selling a penthouse in downtown Little Rock, a single family home in Fayetteville, or a vacation rental in the Ozarks, these tips will help you take home the most money from your Arkansas home sale!

1. List with a low commission real estate agent

Realtor commission fees are a huge expense for Arkansas home sellers, often making up a large portion of your total selling costs. Thankfully, finding a way to save on commission is one of the best ways to make more money when you sell your home!

You can negotiate commission rates on your own, but the easiest option is to find a low commission real estate agent through an agent-matching company like Clever.

» LEARN MORE: Ways to save money when selling your house

2. Negotiate like a pro

Negotiating is a delicate balance between getting as much money as you can for your home and keeping the buyer happy and interested.

Buyers may request you pay for repairs, closing costs, or a home warranty. These fees can add up quickly and eat into your profits if you're not careful.

» READ: How to successfully sell your home

3. Time your sale to get top dollar for your Arkansas home

To get the most out of selling your house in Arkansas, try selling between the end of spring to the start of summer. Based on past data, selling in June may yield a sale price that’s almost 12% higher than other months. Meanwhile, selling in May is typically faster, as homes are sold almost twice as fast in the slowest months.

These trends are mainly because of good weather and the end of school, so families have more time to go house hunting and attend open houses. On the other hand, avoid selling in January, as homes take longer to sell and prices tend to drop. This is mainly because of the cold and the bustle of the holidays, so people aren’t too keen on spending time searching for houses.

To take advantage of this trend, have your renovations done by mid-spring to prepare for house hunting season. Include nearby family-friendly amenities in your listing, like museums, parks, and school districts, and highlight the security of your area. These things are important to today’s buyers.

While these are general trends throughout the state, each local area’s market varies, which is why it’s important to have an expert help you with the process. A local realtor will know the best time to sell for your area, as well as how best to price and market your home for the most profit.

» MORE: When is the best time to sell a house in Arkansas?

Methodology

Our data on the costs to sell a home are compiled from the following sources:

  • Home values (Zillow, August 31, 2022)
  • Average real estate commissions (Clever Real Estate, survey of 630 agents)
  • Service costs like attorney fees, photography, movers, title insurance, etc. were compiled from over 8,500 professional service quotes
  • Tax rates are based on publicly available information

FAQs about costs to sell in Arkansas

You should expect to pay about 3.31% of your home's final sale price in closing costs, plus 5.44% in realtor fees when you sell a house in Arkansas. However, your actual closing costs will vary depending on your situation and working with a local realtor can help you better estimate your costs.

Additional resources for Arkansas home sellers

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