If friends are coming over, then you want your home to look nice. A decent cleaning can take care of that but that doesn’t mean going through your closets or garage looking for rubbish to throw out. On the other hand, if you’re getting your home ready for an appraiser, then tossing out that rubbish is exactly what you should be doing. In fact, there is a lot you could accomplish that can increase your chances for a strong appraisal. Here’s what to think about:
The Outside of the House
First impressions matter. What is the first impression the outside of your home makes? Does it look run down? You can make small improvements like adding potted plants and painting the front door. Renting a power washer will let you quickly clean the roof, siding and windows. Bright and shiny are always good options for the outside of your home.
Make Minor Fixes
You don’t want to undergo a remodeling project just before an appraiser shows up. However, you do want to take care of as many minor repairs as you can. Little things like a faucet that drips or missing grout in the bathroom can negatively impact your final appraisal value. They are also very easy to fix. Devote a Saturday to making these repairs even if it means several trips to the hardware store.
Promote the Neighborhood
Your appraiser might not be from the neighborhood. They’ll have no idea how many cool restaurants and shops might be within walking distance. Add to this list the schools, churches and hospitals and you’ve created a very attractive community. That can significantly increase the value of your home.
Haul Away Rubbish
You don’t want the appraiser to navigate through rubbish in your garage, basement or yards. They’ll also be looking at the space in the closets. All of those areas need to be cleared of clutter. They obviously don’t have to be empty but if you’re holding onto junk, then it’s time to let it go. That is easily taken care of with one session of Junk King Pittsburgh. The team that will be assigned to your appointment will quickly go through every room to pull out the stuff you deem as useless. If you want to impress your home appraiser, then start with a junk removal session with Junk King Pittsburgh.