All Moms On Appraisal Day

When selling a home, the appraisal is one of the most important parts of the process. In many ways the appraisal can make or break a sale. 

If the appraisal comes in lower than the agreed upon purchase price either the seller has to come down on the price, the buyer comes up, the difference is split or the deal falls apart ?

Here are some tips as a seller that can help your home when it comes to the appraisal:

?Clean your house so it shows well on appraisal day-the appraisal is supposed to be about the value of the home, not the cleanliness, but at the end of the day appraisers are humans and people prefer clean houses. ? ? 

?Make a list of updates you’ve done and leave it for the appraiser. Many appraisers find it helpful to know what value added updates/repairs you’ve made.

?If there are any repairs that need to be made, do them before the appraisal. A home that has obvious repairs needed will not show well to the appraiser.

?Stay on the appraisers good side-be friendly if you are home when they arrive and do your best to accommodate their schedule when they request the appraisal. Again, they are people and being kind is always best!

At the end of the day, the appraisal is a big deal, but these are a few things you can do to help your home standout on appraisal day.

What appraisal day tips did I miss??

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