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Jared Jacobs, CRS
Counselor Realty of Rochester
Phone: 507-421-6845

Selling a Home in Rochester MN

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Photo of a Counselor Realty of Rochester SOLD signSelling a home is something almost everyone does at some point in their lives. It can be a confusing time when it seems there are more questions than answers. Jared Jacobs at Counselor Realty of Rochester has the experience to help you through every step of the process and is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Jared prides himself in quality customer service. He will make your needs and selling your home easy, hassle free and his first priority!

Preparing to Sell Your Home
Before you put your home on the market, ask yourself a few questions. “Why do you want to sell your home?” Do you need more space? Are you an empty nester looking for a smaller space? Have you accepted a job in a different part of the country? All of these questions affect the potential sale of your home and the negotiating process of that sale.

It’s also a good idea to begin making a list of all the interior and exterior projects you want to complete before placing your home on the market.

You’re Ready to Sell Your Home
Assessing your home is key in beginning the home selling process. You may want to ask yourself, “What would I like to see or not see if I were touring this home as a potential home buyer?”

Problems like chipped paint, dirty walls, windows and doors, unfinished remodeling projects and cluttered garages are all areas you should take care of before selling your home.  As far as the general appearance of you home is concerned, neat, tidy and organized works!

Determining Property Value
There are a number of factors that go into determining the value of a home.

  • Compare your home to homes in your area and the asking prices of those homes.
  • The law of supply and demand always comes into play. Do you live in an area with increasing job opportunities or an increasing supply of homes?
  • Owners’ needs greatly impact the selling price of a home. Do you need a quick sale or do you have time to keep your home on the market?
  • The selling price is not cut and dry. On many occasions, the seller will negotiate the price, split closing costs or offer different allowances to the buyer to make the sale of the home complete.

Jared can provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis of the homes in your area free of charge and at no obligation! Contact Jared at (507) 421-6845.

Getting Your Home Out There
There are a number of different ways Jared brings traffic to his listings. Contact Jared today to see how he markets his listings!

Sales Process

The Offer
An acceptable offer depends on a number of factors:

  • Is the proposed offer near the asking price?
  • The timeframe of the seller – Does the seller have another house payment? Insurance?
  • Does the seller have enough time to wait for the agent to bring in more potential buyers?
  • What if the home is listed and never receives a single offer?
  • What if several offers are received at the same time?

The negotiating process can seem complicated, but when Jared Jacobs is your agent he’ll make this process hassle free!

During the negotiating process of the sale of a home, the seller can react in one of three different ways:

  • Accept the buyer’s proposed offer
  • Decline the buyer’s offer
  • Make a new counter-offer

Photo of a home being sold in Rochester MNClosing
The closing process is always changing. It is sometimes referred to as “settlement” or “escrow” in different parts of the country. With increased technology, most closings are completely automated and both parties do not have to be present at the same time to sign the papers necessary to complete the closing.

The closing process is the transfer of the title of the property from the seller to the buyer. The buyer will receive the keys to the home or the deed to the land while the seller receives payment for the property. The amount the seller receives is based on the amount still owed on the mortgage, any outstanding fees or taxes and any additional closing costs. All legal papers are filed with the local record office. 

Now your home is officially sold!


“We hired Jared to sell our home last Spring. One of the reasons we went with Jared is that no one has more knowledge of Rochester than he does. He lives in Rochester has lived here for the majority of his life. He knows the market and how to properly position the property.

Jared was very diligent in getting our home sold and getting us into the larger home we wanted. When our original buyer backed out at the last minute, Jared had already secured another back-up offer and was able to close on that deal in a matter of a couple days. He really saved us on that one!

Jared is very responsive and professional and is passionate about getting you the best deal for your property. I would use him again in the future and I highly recommend his service.”

- Jay & Shauna Doughty

Selling a home? Call Jared Jacobs at 507-421-6845

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