There is no way to escape a home appraisal if you are putting your home on the market or looking to refinance your loan. The appraiser’s job is to provide a subjective value of your home based on common factors like square footage, number of rooms and location. That doesn’t mean you can’t influence the result of your home appraisal. Even small improvements can make a big difference. Here’s what you need to consider:
Fixing Cosmetic Problems
A lot of your home’s value will be related to appearance. Paint colors on the wall might not matter as much as holes in the wall. This is why you want to make as many cosmetic fixes as you can. Patch up holes and retouch paint. If you are planning to sell, then repainting everything with a neutral color can help the selling process and the appraisal.
Writing Up Renovations
The longer you’ve lived in your home, the greater the chance that some renovations have been made. These could come in the form of a kitchen remodel, a bathroom addition or a brand-new patio deck. You need to write up all the renovations going back to the time when you first moved in. It matters more that improvements have been made versus a home that hasn’t changed in ten or fifteen years.
Selling Your Neighborhood
Just as your appraiser won’t know the renovations you’ve made, they probably won’t know about changes in your neighborhood. Any new business is a good business especially retail and restaurants. A list of your neighborhood “amenities” will be helpful. Don’t forget to include things like dog parks and bike trails. All good selling features for a home.
Elevate Your Curb Appeal
Take a good look at the exterior of your home. What do you see? Are you missing flowers in the garden? Are some bushes and trees in need of pruning? These are easy improvements you can make that will go a long way towards achieving a high value for your home.
It will also help to clean your home thoroughly as if you were throwing a party. You should also get rid of any debris in the yards. Your closets and garage need to be clear of clutter. A lot of this cleaning might require movers and a truck. That is exactly what Junk King Miami is going to provide to you. One call puts a plan into action that can have your entire home clear of rubbish in a single appointment. Increase your chances of a positive home appraisal with help from Junk King Miami.