Selling your home can be a lot of work for you, the home seller. There are many steps to navigate through, leaving you feeling overwhelmed. With the assistance of a licensed real estate professional to guide you through the process, we’ve found there are many tech apps available to choose from to make the home selling process easier on you. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite apps here. Download them onto your smart phone when you begin the thought process of selling your home and be sure to reference them as often as necessary.
Mortgage Payoff Amount – This first one is not an app, although there are several mortgage calculator apps, like Loan Calc-Mortgage Calculators, where you can analyze your mortgage payments. When you’re considering if and when you should sell your home, give your mortgage company a call and ask for the loan payoff amount. This, along with the fair market value (provided by your real estate professional) will help you understand what financial position you’re in to sell, with or without bringing money to the table to payoff your mortgage amount.
ColorSnap Visualizer – This app made by Sherwin Williams allows you to capture color inspiration on the go. The Visualizer easily matched the images you take with your iPhone to Sherwin-Williams paints and helps you quickly locate any color inside their stores. Unless your home was freshly painted recently, more than likely you may have a custom colored wall that may or may not appeal to the masses. Neutral (right now, the popular neutrals are shades of white and gray) colors are most appealing to everyone. This app will help you find the perfect color to use to repaint your home with to get it sell-ready.
Offer Up – This app is like visiting a garage sale without getting out of bed early on a weekend. This is the biggest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers. Sell your stuff here before you list your home to help de-clutter. Shop around and find some great deals on new items you’ll need for your next home.
Magicplan – This app lets you create professional floor plans simply by taking pictures of each room. As a home seller, the more information about your home that you can give to potential buyers, the more informed decision a buyer can make to purchase your home. It’s proven that buyers make good decisions based on true information. You can use this app for several things, including to generate complete job estimates (for those repairs you need to have done prior to listing your home for sale), view your floor plan space in 3D or furnish your home. Create floor plans and edit them by adding furniture. This will help a buyer envision how the space of the room works with different furniture pieces. This app has so many great uses, and is one of our favorites!
Angie’s List – When you are preparing to sell your home, chances are you’ll have some home repairs that will need to be addressed prior to listing your home for sale. Angie’s List is a place to find great companies for all of your house remodel and repair needs. There are hundreds of categories to help you compare landscapers, handymen, roofers, plumbers, electricians and more. You can shop for services here, for maintenance items such as painting, house cleaning, carpet cleaning, yard work. Members give reviews and insights on service professionals, allowing you to research companies before hiring.
With these apps in hand, you’ll be in great shape to sell your home & begin searching for your next home!