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What Appraisers are Really Looking for in Your Home Appraisal

What Appraisers are Really Looking for in Your Home Appraisal

While your home may already be a great investment for your potential buyer, there are many additional features that can contribute to its overall value.

One of the most stressful aspects of selling your home is often your home appraisal. Although your potential buyer may be eager to  move forward with the process, an appraisal is still required to ensure the true value of the home. Before you stress about what your future appraiser may be looking for, get a head start on preparing for your inspection to prevent any unforeseen issues with the process.

Exterior Issues

The first stop for an appraiser during your home appraisal may be a check on the foundation and exterior of your home. This part of the inspection is meant to ensure that there is little to no damage to your home’s roof or foundation, such as cracks or other forms of structural damage that may present problems in the future. In addition to presenting the structural integrity of your home, this is also a perfect opportunity to polish your outdoor landscape and make a great first impression with your home upon their arrival.

Quality and Function of Interior Components

For this part of your home appraisal, even the smallest details will be considered in factoring the value of your home. From light fixtures to the condition of your kitchen and bathroom details, the appraiser will carefully consider the value of each and every part of your home interior. If you are well prepared with updated appliances and hardware, you will be well prepared.

Bonus Features

While your home may already be a great investment for your potential buyer, there are many additional features that can contribute to its overall value. Additions such as a well maintained swimming pool or a significant amount of property can greatly increase the overall value of your home. If your home includes bonus features beyond your interior, it is especially important to ensure that they are properly maintained and in their best working condition for your home appraisal.

Improvements and Updates

Home improvements and updates are a major selling point for any home, and they are an appraiser’s dream when it comes down to your home appraisal. Any updates to your home, including new floors, appliances, or cabinets can contribute to the overall value of your property over time. These newer aspects of your home are especially valuable to your appraisal because they show that your home is a reliable investment for a buyer for an extended period of time in the future.

Trust the Professionals at Clagett Enterprises for Your Realty Needs

If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your property or a professional to assist you during your purchase of any home, you can rely on Clagett Enterprises. Clagett Enterprises is a full-service real estate company with almost 30 years of experience in the Frederick and Western Maryland area. For assistance with selling your home and getting the best possible price, contact us online or give us a call at 301-665-6009. To meet our team and see some of our beautiful homes, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

 

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