How to Accurately Value Your Property
Getting an accurate property value is crucial in terms of selling your home for the best price possible. While the appraisal process can be highly technical in nature, there are a few good tips for making sure that your property valuations are at their best.
1. Getting a curbside valuation ensures that the curb appeal of your home will be exemplified in the value of your home. Desktop valuations exclude any sort of drive-by consideration of the home and therefore, although cheaper, are less accurate, since potential buyers will always consider the exterior appeal of the home when forming an opinion.
2. Having your intended improvements finished will increase the accuracy of your valuation. Valuations based on updates that are to be completed in the future will be less capable of providing an accurate property valuation.
3. Knowing how long you prefer for sales times is crucial since the real estate market varies. A house sold below market value will sell more quickly, all other conditions being equal.
4. Don't try to overvalue or sell the property to the appraiser as this can be an annoyance to the appraiser. Appraisers are trained professionals, and are best able to evaluate your home when you let them do their jobs in peace. Valuations are most useful (and most accurate) when they are completely impartial, so it is always best to hire an appraiser rather than to rely on the Comparative Market Analysis of a Realtor who stands to benefit from an inflated value.
5. Knowing the appraiser's professional experience can impact your valuation, so be sure to pick one with plenty of years of experience.
6. Make sure you are at home at the time of appraisal. That way, if the appraiser has any concerns about your home you are available to answer them, which will contribute to a more accurate valuation.
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