Preparing for an appraisal is a big thing because you want to get the best price for your home. The best way to do this is to make sure that your home looks to be in top condition before the appraiser comes around to value your home. The better condition your home is, the bigger the value that you will receive. Yes there is much to be said about value being added due to the age and size of the building but the home that is well looked after is the home that is worth that little bit more.
CONSIDER PAINT COLOR SCHEMES FOR YOUR HOME
When a home is being valued for whatever reason, it is important that it looks good. A home that is painted in neutral colors can appear like a new canvas for any potential buyer and this is something that an appraiser will look for in your home. Color schemes in neutral shades includes colours such as:
- Soft colours
Neutral color schemes allows a warm and welcoming atmosphere into any room and home allowing the appraiser to see it through the eyes of a potential buyer.
CLEAN HOMES RAISE THE VALUE OF AN APPRAISAL
When a home is cluttered with either toys or ornaments, it is difficult to see the size of any given room. For this reason when the clutter is cleared away room spaces seem to look bigger and can help to raise the appraisal slightly.
In addition to clutter, another thing to consider is soft furnishings. These need to be clean and look neat and tidy. Consider cleaning all curtains, cushions, blinds and anything else to make it a warm and welcoming space for the appraiser in order to increase the appraisal on your home.
Also take note that any damage to your home can lower the appraisal. Take care to inspect and to fix anything that needs a little extra attention such as:
- Broken windows
- Worn out window sills
- Damage to walls
- Damage to surfaces
- Damage to floor
Each and every damage that is seen around your home can further lower your appraisal and so you will need to make sure that everything looks as good as it can do before the appraiser comes round.
It is important to make sure that all kitchen appliances are fully cleaned inside and out and especially those that are built into the kitchen. Also make sure that there are no missing knobs or missing door handles for any damage to doors and appliances can lower your appraisal. Your kitchen should look warm and inviting but also it needs to be clear of any grease and grime as well as looking at its best for the best appraisal possible.
A little attention to your home before the appraiser comes round can do much to get you the best possible appraisal for your home. The clean home that is welcoming is one that shows little to no work needs to be done in order for your home to sell. By making sure your home if fresh, clean and looking its best you can be assured that you are able to get the best possible price.