There are some basic elements of your home that go into an appraisal that you can’t change. The number of bedrooms, bathroom and overall square footage are the major considerations that an appraiser will make. Beyond those elements, there is a lot you can do to get your home ready for an appraisal. Consider the following:
Make Minor Repairs
An appraiser works in increments of $500. For every minor problem in a home, they will deduct $500 from the final value number. For instance, windows and doors that are stuck could mean $500 less. Ironically, it would cost you a lot less than $500 to fix those windows and doors. Any minor repairs that you can make such as patching cracks, fixing doors, repairing windows or touching up paint can go a long way towards improving your home’s appraisal outcome.
Spruce Up the Curb Appeal
The outside of your home is going to provide the first impression for the appraiser. Put them in a good mood by making sure the lawn is mowed, the flowers are bright and fresh and any trees and bushes are properly pruned. Make sure the walkway is safe and the siding is clean. Even a fresh coat of paint on the front door can provide a nice boost for your curb appeal.
Provide List of Neighborhood Amenities
You home could have several amenities that can increase the value like a walk-in closet, Jacuzzi tub or finished basement. But there are neighborhood amenities that should also be considered for your home appraisal. You should let the appraise know about the shops, schools and restaurants in your community, especially the newer ones. It is all part of the location value for your home.
Clean Out the Rubbish
You should clean your home from top to bottom for your appraisal. Part of that cleaning should also include getting rid of rubbish. This would be all the things taking up valuable storage space in your garage and closets. If there is any construction waste or lumber piled in the backyard, then that should be cleared away as well. Thankfully, you’ve got Junk King Atlanta standing by to lend a hand. It will only take one session with these expert junk haulers to get rid of all the unwanted clutter from your home. Get the most value from your home appraisal by having Junk King Atlanta clear out the junk today.