5 Tips to get your home appraisal-ready !
Help and Appraiser see your home in the bet light.
Here is what experts recommend:
1.) Gather relevant paperwork, such as the most recent real estate tax bill and any homeowners’ association or condominium covenants and fees
2.) Compile a “brag sheet” of major home improvements and upgrades, including the date of their installation, cost, and permit confirmation (if available).
3.) Make sure that all areas of the home are accessible, including any crawl spaces
4.) Fix minor gaffes, such as chipped paint on the baseboards and squeaky hinges
5.) Most important, clean your home ahead of the appraiser’s visit (use our comprehensive deep cleaning checklist so you don’t miss a spot). Appraisers are trained to look past clutter and disarray, but let’s be honest—a clean home leaves anyone with positive feelings.
If the appraisal comes lower than the contract value, you’ll have to negotiate with the buyer to bring more money to the table, lower your asking price, or order a second appraisal.
If you’re going to sell a car, you’re going to wash the car, vacuum it, probably (put) Armor All (on) the tires, because you only have one chance to make a first impression, so do the same for your home!