How to Get Your Sellers Prepared for an Appraisal

Even in times when real estate was booming, when homes were selling like hotcakes, property appraisal was one of the major hurdles for sellers, buyers, and lenders.

While the actual appraisal inspection may only take an hour or so, the appraiser must still go back to the office, do the research, and write the report.

Here are a few tips to share with the sellers to help move the process along more smoothly

  • Compile a list of recent improvements. If possible, include before and after
    pictures, and copies of paid receipts for the work completed. If major
    updates, detailed copy of the contractor’s bid.
  • Make sure all areas are accessible, including the attic, basement, and crawl
    spaces. This includes the garage…

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