Jake Peterson Real Estate | Home Selling FAQS
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Have questions? We’re here to help.

Looking to sell your home and you need additional clarification? Let us know, we’re happy to help.

How should I prepare my home to sell?

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” is absolutely true when it comes to selling a home. Remove clutter, paint rooms, install new carpeting, or ensure odors are non-existent are just a handful of things that could be done before listing your home.

What should I disclose to buyers about the home?

Be sure to be upfront and honest from the beginning. Don’t waste everyone’s time by not disclosing issues when they’ll most likely be discovered in a home inspection anyway. You’ll avoid potential issues and/or lawsuits once your home is under contract, after inspections, and even years after you have sold your home.

How much is my Utah home worth?

It’s worth whatever you can sell it for 🙂 A CMA can help you determine the potential value of your home.

What is a CMA?

Comparative Market Analysis – Reports of prices at which similar properties in the same area recently sold. It helps owners determine a price to list when selling a home or a price to offer when buying a home.

Why is the assessed value different than what you say my home is worth?

The assessed value of a home is used for the purpose of taxes in your local municipality. This has no impact on what the market value is of your home.

Can a website tell me how much my home is worth?

Sure. But not accurately. Zillow and other sites do a great job displaying information but they can’t provide the true value of a home. Third party websites are not local to each market which is why an agent is important.

Is it a good tactic to list my home higher, to make room for negotiations?

No. A well priced home will sell quickly and will sell for close to the listing price. There is no need to leave room for negotiations because home buyers are very well educated and will actually offer higher than the listing price if there is a lot of buying competition.