Ten tips for high-value home appraisals .
Everything from sprucing up the house to having comps on hand for a real estate appraiser can help to increase the value an appraiser gives a property.
Spruce the house up.
Curb appeal also matters
Keep a list of all the updates
Have comps on hand.
Be mindful of peeling paint.
Focus on paint, carpet, fixtures..
Location still matters
Keep the $500 rule in mind, if your home needs repirs upto $500 do it, otherwise it counts
Also remember the concept of “effective age", after updating and condition.
Lock up Fido and Fifi.
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