Here’s how to get the best appraisal possible on your home.
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How do you get the best appraisal possible on your home? Whether you’re selling or refinancing, your first step should be to make sure that your home is in top condition. Stage it, clean it, and do whatever else you need to do to make it as much of a showpiece as possible.
Second, provide a list of improvements (with receipts) to the appraiser. Don’t just hand them a bag of receipts the same way you would with your accountant during tax time, either—your receipts should be organized.
If you’re refinancing and plan on being present during the appraisal, be friendly but not overbearing to the appraiser. You don’t want them thinking that you’re trying to influence the appraisal. If you’re selling, allow your agent to provide comparable sales to the appraiser as needed. Also, although your agent may be present during the appraisal, we recommend that you not be. After all, that’s why you have an agent in the first place.
If you have questions about the appraisal process or there’s anything else I can help you with, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you.