Before you sell your home, you need to know how much it is worth. That will determine the price you set. The hope is that you’ll be able to sell it for a significant amount more than you paid. To find out that value, you’ll need a home appraisal. Instead of taking your chances with whatever the appraise will come up with, you could take some proactive steps to improve your home’s value. Here’s what you can do.
Write Out List of Neighborhood Amenities
The appraiser who will be reviewing your home might not be familiar with the neighborhood. Things like schools, shops, churches, restaurants and hospitals are all valuable amenities for a home. Even things like parks and bike trails can add value to your home. It’s all about the location.
Make a List of Renovations
It is hard to imagine a home without renovations, especially one with a long time owner. If you’ve made any renovations, then you’ll want to make a list of those projects. The date and money spent should also be included on that list.
What are all the little problems around your home that need to be fixed? A stuck window? A hole in the wall from a door? A leaking showerhead? These are all repairs you should make on your own before the appraiser shows up. The more minor repairs to can take care of, the less deductions you’ll be hit with. Every little bit counts.
Take Care of Lawn
A home’s front lawn is the first thing the appraise will see. What kind of shape is your lawn in? There might not be much you can do in the winter beyond pruning trees and bushes but you can certainly make sure any rubbish is removed from the front and back yards.
In fact, you should go through your entire house and tag those items that can be hauled away. This will free up a lot of storage space and go a long way to show an appraiser the available square footage. This is a job that is perfect for Junk King Worcester. Your appointment with these professional junk haulers can result in a home that is totally clear of all unwanted furniture, appliances and other rubbish. One session with Junk King Worcester can go a long way towards improving your home appraisal.