Are You Ready For A Home Appraisal?

An appraisal is required if you plan on putting your home up for sale or are refinancing your mortgage. It could also just be important information to have. After all, the price you paid for your home is probably a lot different from its current value. That can be good or bad. Before the professional appraiser shows up, you’ll want to make sure you’re ready.


Introduce the Neighborhood

You should ask if your appraiser lives within a ten-mile radius of your home. If not, then there is a lot about the neighborhood that they won’t know about. Nearby schools, churches, restaurants and shops are the kinds of things that can actually add value to your home. The same can be said for access to public transportation or freeway access. Just because you don’t have kids in school or cook at home doesn’t mean a potential buyer won’t care about those things.

Provide Comparables

To a certain degree a home is as valuable as the homes around it. What homes are selling for in your surrounding area will have a major impact on the value of your property. It will help to show the appraiser comparable prices from those surrounding homes. These are easy to find on many real estate sites like Zillow or Trulia.

List Improvements

Your appraiser won’t know by looking at your roof if you had it replaced 5 years or 10 years ago. That is an important number to distinguish for your appraisal. All the minor and major improvements you’ve made around the house should be compiled together in a list. Don’t hold anything back.

Make Sure Your Home Is Clean

You always want to put your home in a positive light for an appraisal. A good cleaning is a positive first step but this is also the time to get rid of all your rubbish. You need to show the closets are spacious and that will be mean clearing out clutter. The same holds true for your garage, attic and basement. This is when you need to hire Junk King Dayton. One session is all it will take to have your home clear of clutter. A two-man moving crew is going to do all the work for you. That includes climbing stairs and moving the heavy stuff. If you want to add value for your home appraisal, then turn all your junk over to Junk King Dayton today.