Whether selling or refinancing your home, an appraisal is going to be part of the process. A certified appraiser will come out to determine the current value of your home. The hope is that it has gone up in value since you bought it even if you bought it just a few years ago. An appraiser is going to consider square footage, materials, amenities and the overall condition of your home. You can’t change the square footage or materials but you can certainly take steps to improve the overall condition. Here’s what you can do to improve your home appraisal:
Spruce It Up
Think of what you do when planning a party. You clean the rugs, wash the floors and get rid of the dust. All of those things you should do for the appraisal. Anything that makes your home look dated, you should consider replacing. Yes, they aren’t appraising the furniture but you could give an “old” impression with some things like a tube TV or plastic covers for the sofa.
Enhance Your Curb Appeal
The appraiser will start making notes the minute they pull up to your house. That means you want to make sure your curb appeal is as bright as it can be. Take the time to power wash your siding. Clean out the rain gutters. Remove any dead shrubs and replace with fresh potted plants. If there are visible cracks in the sidewalk, driveway or foundation, then you should consider getting those repaired. Minor fixes go a long way towards increasing your home’s value.
Point Out Major Improvements
A appraiser won’t automatically know that you replaced your roof a few years back. They might not know your kitchen was recently remodeled. These are the kinds of major improvements you need to point out to the appraiser. If you can pull them together in a list, then even better.
Get Rid of Junk
Of course, all the junk you have piled up in the backyard or garage will be cleared away if you move. But why wait? Getting that junk removed before the appraiser shows up can have an impact on your home’s value. Fortunately, you don’t have to take on this task by yourself. Junk King Cleveland can get it done for you. One appointment with these junk hauling pros is all it will take to get every piece of rubbish and junk take from every room in your home. To improve your home appraisal, let Junk King Cleveland haul off the junk today.