Selling a home doesn’t have to add stress and neither does getting a home appraisal. Here are some home appraisal tips to help you through the process.
When selling a home, you may find it beneficial to get a home appraisal to help determine the true value of your property and set a competitive asking price. Not sure about the process? Increase your knowledge about the process with these home appraisal tips. You’ll be on your way to a successful closing in no time!
📋 Find the Right Appraiser
Hire an appraiser who has a clear understanding of the ins and outs of the real estate market in Sarasota County and Manatee County. Check all credentials thoroughly and ask for references. Don’t just rely on what you find online. Set up a meeting with the appraiser to discuss their knowledge and level of experience.
It’s typical for real estate appraisers to specialize in either commercial or residential properties. Choose one who understands the residential market in your area and has the skills needed to create an accurate report. One of the best places to look for an appraiser is the National Registry of Appraisers. The registry has information on those who are state-certified or licensed, but it may not include all the options in Sarasota County or Manatee County. We would be happy to help!
🛠️ Get the House Ready
Make it easy for your appraiser to see the true value of your home without distractions. The clean and well-maintained property does wonders for helping secure an accurate report. An appraiser looks at basic things like the number of bedrooms, the square footage, and the location of the home. They also take the overall appeal of the home into consideration. Since you’re selling your home and need to get things ready for buyers, it’s the perfect time to take care of repairs that could enhance the value of the home.
- Replace worn carpets
- Paint walls
- Repair window screens
- Service all systems
- Remove obstacles
- Secure pets
📱 Contact Brock Realty Inc.
🌳 Add to Curb Appeal
Impress potential buyers and the appraiser before they even have a chance to enter the home by adding to curb appeal. You get one chance to make a lasting first impression! Freshen flower beds with new mulch and lovely plants. You may want to hire a professional landscaper to offer tips or do the work to get things show-ready.
🤔 Home Appraisal Tips – Questions to Ask
Here are some questions to ask when you are looking for an appraiser:
- What is your job history?
- Can you show me proof of your licensing and certification?
- What experience do you have appraising homes like mine?
- Is the appraisal report I receive USPAP compliant?
- What are your fees for the appraisal?
- Will I need to pay additional fees?
- What is included in the appraisal report?