How To Prepare For Your Appraisal

Dated: July 8 2016

Views: 321

Your Real Estate appraisal is one of the most important part of the whole transaction.  Many feel that after the contract is signed and the option period  has expired they can sit back and relax or start packing until closing. Which, in par,t is a true statement, BUT remember you will want the appraiser to appraise your home for at least the sales price if not a little more. You may still start packing your belongings, but you will need to make sure that you stack those boxes NEATLY in the garage out of the way. Do not leave stacks of packing paper or empty boxes laying around.


 The appraiser should give you at least 24 hours notice of the inspection. In that time you will need to clean your home like the Pope is coming for a visit. Have the home smelling good and all the shades open to let in as much light as possible. This is the most important showing.  Do all you can to impress him. 


My final and best tip. Leave the house while the appraiser is there. First off, no one wants someone looking over their should while they work. Secondly, you don't want to accidentally say something  that might bring the value down

Image title

Call me at 409-539-8234 to get an accurate valuation on your home. http://www.BarbieSellsDreamHomes.com

Blog author image

Texas Property Chicks Team

Who are these Chicks? A group of woman who knows that we can offer more together than separately. In this small diversified group of not only realtors, some are also tax preparers, pastors, invest....

Latest Blog Posts

Its Not Just About The Price Of The Home

It’s Not Just About the Price of the HomeWhen most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts

Read More

Three Ways To Win In A Bidding War

Three Ways to Win in a Bidding WarWith so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are

Read More

The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying A Home

The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home Some Highlights The percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the rise.

Read More

Summer Is The New Spring For Real Estate

Summer is the New Spring for Real Estate Some Highlights The health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer. Check

Read More