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What does an appraiser look at?
The purpose of an appraisal is for the appraiser to see firsthand the home’s location, the quality and condition of its construction, the home’s amenities and features that may affect the property’s value.
Condition Of The Interior.
Even if the roof, siding, and foundation are all in excellent shape, the interior of your home is just as crucial to the appraiser when assessing value. Items such as the windows and doors, flooring, walls, plumbing, electrical, kitchen, and bathroom are all essential parts of a home.
- Be sure to have any safety equipment installed and working properly.
- Walk around your home before the appraisal with a critical eye.
- Inform your home appraiser of any home improvements you have done on your home.
- Do some sprucing up.
- Do some research on other homes in the neighborhood.
- Do your best to have the house ‘tidy’ but understand the appraiser is not concerned about the laundry & dishes being done.
- Make sure your appraiser knows your neighborhood.
- Provid your own comparables.
- Know what adds the most value.
- Document your “fix-ups”.
- Talk up your area/town.
- Clean Up.
- Give the appraiser space to do their job.