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4 Appraisal Tips Every Homeowner Can Use
According to the National Association of Realtors, 25% of homes get delayed before closing with home appraisals accounting for 20% of the problem. As a homeowner, there are 4 tips you must know about the home appraisal process that will ensure success in the sale of the home. Therefore, before the visit from a qualified home appraiser, you must:
- Deep clean the inside of your home- Appearances matter especially when it comes to determining the value of your home. Clean it like you mean it to impress potential buyers and home appraisers with the cleanliness of your home.
- Fix paint chips- If you walk around the outside of your home and notice any peeling paint, it is better to fix it prior to the appraisal. In fact, some appraisals like FHA mortgage specifically look for missing paint as a factor.
- Get your real estate agent involved- A lot of times an experienced real estate agent can provide comparison information to the appraiser as well as advocate on the behalf of the homeowner regarding the cost of features, upgrades, and improvement in the home.
- Give the appraiser space- When the appraiser arrives, the well-intentioned homeowner might walk with them around the home or provide too much information about the improvements in the home. It is best to let the home appraiser do their job without interruptions.
When it comes to getting the home appraisal right as a homeowner you need to be prepared with your home and information. Once the home is clean inside and outside, you can with the support of your real estate agent be ready for the visit from the home appraiser. If you have any questions about the steps in the home appraisal process, contact Ray Hall Appraisals today.