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3 TIPS FOR A HIGHER HOME APPRAISAL


Once you decide to sell your home, the first step is to get an value analysis. There are many factors that can affect your home worth and some aspects considered are the location of your home, an age of the property, condition of the house and the price at which it previously sold.


After taking these into consideration, the seller and the Realtor agree on a selling price. These factors are always going to play a major role in the sale of your home but there are a few more ways to increase the selling price of your home.


Structure of your home

The construction of your home is the first thing an appraiser will notice. Underneath the exterior of your home are many factors to be evaluated such as the materials used to build it, the foundation and the finished quality of the home. Remember to check for are any damages, leaks, cracks, defects inside your home because the appraiser will definitely look for them. If there is any problem with the foundation of your home, a professional should be called, other small issues including sealing cracks, repairing minor defects in windows or doors, painting trim if needed, can be done by the seller to ensure a higher purchasing price.

The amenities provided in the interior

Once the appraiser enters the home, he will check the condition of the ceilings, walls, windows, floors, appliance, doors and even the fixtures. Other factors such as the number of windows and doors inside the home will be taken into account. If the home includes amenities such as a fireplace, modern kitchen or bathroom garage and updated security systems, it will add to the value of the property. If remodeling is too expensive, then the home should be cleaned well to make it appear bright and tidy. Make sure the appraiser notices the best features inside your home.

The exterior

The location of the property plays a vital role in increasing its value. The better the appeal of your home, the higher the sale price will be. Also, how the exterior appears when the appraiser visits is obviously crucial. The garden should be adequately looked after and the lawn should be cut, do not keep the grass too long and also check the condition of the fence. If the property has a swimming pool, the water should look clean and the pool should look taken care of.

These are just a few tips that will help to raise the appraisal of your home, plus it will increase the number of interested buyers meaning a better selling price and a quicker sale.

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