Whether you are refinancing, buying or selling, you will
want to make you home picture perfect for the appraiser and Lender. The house is clean and bright without clutter
throughout and outside looks parklike. Picture
perfect! The appraiser is taking
pictures to show the lender what your house is about. You want to make sure your amenities look its
Make sure that you give yourself enough time to get your
items fixed on your to do list.
appraiser will look at Improvements to kitchens and baths, windows, the
roof and the home’s systems (heating, electrical and plumbing) over the
previous 15 years that make the home more up-to-date, functional and livable by
today’s standards. Exterior amenities
such as patios, RV parking, garden area.
what you can. Broken windows, holes
in walls, open electrical wires, all have to be fixed. Make sure that your
water heater is strapped and that you have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
up Paint that might be peeling or faded.
should be contained and smells masked. You don't want the appraiser to be
rushed to get out.
Get your home ready for the Appraiser!
is clean throughout and the lights are on for it to be nice and bright.
is mowed and yard is clean of clutter.
Coming up with value. The appraiser will look at similar
comparables that have sold within the last 6 months within a ¼ of mile from