If you are planning to sell your home,  Hiring a home appraiser can be advantageous to determine your home’s current market value.  A current appraisal helps buyers to understand the value of your property and can bolster the asking price for your home..

What Do Home Appraisers Look For?

These are the things an appraiser will take note of in determining the value of your home;

  • External features: These include the roof, gutters, foundations, the site, construction quality, and the of the structure.
  • Internal features: They will look at the plumbing and electrical systems, major appliances — age and condition of the interiors, countertops, and floors.
  • Upgrades: They will check any added features that aren’t personal like swimming pool, new roofing, or a remodel. They will also check for any renovation done and whether it complies with the regulations.

Here are tips on ways you can improve your appraisal and raise the value of your property.  

How to Increase Your Home’s Value Before an Appraisal

1. Create Curb Appeal

Make your property look appealing. The exterior will be your first chance to make a good first impression. Ensure the landscaping is well maintained by planting and trimming flowers, add fresh mulch to the garden, and repainting the front door and walls. Repair walkways, seal driveways, fix any damaged fences, and put numbers on your mailbox.

Making sure the house looks impressive when the appraiser comes is essential. Learn from professional home stagers who prepare properties for buyers to see on how to impress. 

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