Get the most out of your investment.
The process of selling your home doesn’t have to be stressful. If you understand the basics, I’ll take care of specifics.
Get a Free Estimate
What is my
The Home Selling Process
Prepare your home
General cleaning, decluttering and landscaping is crucial to preparing your home. Make major repairs before listing. Optionally, hire a professional stager to help prepare your home.
Price your home
The listing price is determined by a detailed comparative market analysis of recently sold homes in your area with similar features. We’ll arrive at this number together.
Choose a listing agent
Hey, I’m Jacob Finney. Let’s get started selling your home!
Market your home
We’ll work together to make your listing sizzle. Your property will be showcased by professional photography and/or video and distributed around the web with F.C. Tucker’s trusted seal.
Show your home
We’ll coordinate with our full-service showing consultant to provide convenient access for potential buyers. All appointments can be approved or denied right from your phone.
Receive offers and negotiate
I’ll negotiate on your behalf to get you the best price for your home.
Prepare for lender appraisal
I’ll cooperate with the buyer’s lender to get your home appraised and closed on time. Make sure the house is tidy for the appraisal!
Engage with title company
A neutral third party will act as the referee for your transaction, making sure each party upholds their promises. The title policy will protect the buyer against any unforeseen issues with your home’s title like liens and easements.
Manage home inspection
I can provide you with a list of items an inspector may look for. Make sure the places are accessible at the time of inspection.
Negotiate inspection repairs
I will negotiate on your behalf and advise whether to accept or deny repair requests based on the goals of your sale.
Close on your property
I will ensure the timely delivery of all closing documents to the title company.
FAQs: Selling Your Home
Let me answer some burning seller questions.
Am I ready to sell?
- To determine if you’re ready to sell, ask yourself these six simple questions. If you answer mostly yes, that’s a good sign that you’re ready.
- Have you built substantial equity in your current home?
- Has your income or financial situation improved?
- Have you outgrown your neighborhood?
- Would remodeling or adding on solve your issues with your home?
- Are you comfortable moving in the current market?
- Are interest rates attractive? /cdn.kicksdigital.com/jacobmovesyou.coml>
- Navigating complicated processes. Buying or selling a home requires countless legal documents. Hiring an expert can help you avoid costly mistakes and delays.
- Access a wealth of community information. Agents are experts on utilities, zoning, schools and more. Most importantly, they will help determine if the property is in a safe environment for investment and will have resale value in the future.
- Access unlisted properties and statistics. Whether it’s unlisted homes or market analysis information, realtors have access to information you won’t find yourself.
- Work with expert negotiators. A majority of the buying and selling process is negotiation; pricing, financing, scheduling and repairs are all up for debate.
- Possess marketing power. They are connected to optimized home search engines, reputable websites, previous clients and referrals.
- Speak the language. It takes years, to learn real estate industry jargon. Understanding the terms makes it a faster and easier process.
- Constantly up-to-date. Laws and regulations change regularly. Having sold a property before does not make you an expert. Agents perform hundreds of real estate transactions in their career and have kept up with changes each year.
- Non-emotional third party. Buying or selling a home can be emotional. Having an objective realtor on your side helps you leave emotion out of important transactions.
- Have a pre-sale inspection to identify problem areas that will detract potential buyers.
- Declutter and pack up less used items. Neatly store them in the garage or basement.
- Clean the windows, carpets, walls and baseboards.
Gather warranties for all major appliances.
- Buff up the curb appeal by painting the outside of the house, adding landscaping and repairing roofs.
- Give it a fresh coat of paint indoors. Paint is a cheap way to make your home look refreshed.
- Upgrade your kitchen and bathroom. These are make-or-break rooms that can greatly benefit from new fixtures, appliances and amenities.
- Clean out and organize closets.
- Screen hardwood floors with a light sand and a coat of finish.
- Update window treatments that look great from the inside and outside. /cdn.kicksdigital.com/jacobmovesyou.coml>
- Gather three (3) written estimates.
- Check references.
- Check local Chamber of Commerce and BBB to check for complaints.
- Review the contract detail what, when and how repairs should be done.
- Negotiate the smallest down payment possible to protect yourself if the job is unfinished.
- Ensure contractor has necessary permits, licenses and insurance.
- Check if workers will be subcontracted.
- Ensure contract holds contractor responsible to indemnify you if work does not meet regulations.
- Ensure contract holds contractor responsible for clean up and damages.
- Guarantee the materials meet your standards before construction begins.
- Withhold payment until the work is delivered to contract specifications.
Do I need a realtor?
Here are 8 reasons you should seriously consider working with a realtor:
How do I prepare my home for sale?
Here are a few ideas about how to prepare your home for sale before it’s listed:
What is appraised value?
Appraised value is an objective opinion of value by the lender. It’s not an exact science, so appraisals may differ. Appraisals are usually based on market value (what the property could sell for). The appraisal number is not constant and changes as a result of many market factors. Lenders use the appraised value or sale price (whichever is less) to determine the mortgage they’ll offer.
How do I hire a contractor?
11 Tips for Hiring a Contractor