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Boost Your Home’s Appraisal to Seal the Deal

Posted: November 21, 2011 at 12:00 AM by Kate Spears

East Tennessee Home Appraisal

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Your home appraisal is very important process and one of the deciding factors for a buyer when selling your East Tennessee home. In order to seal the deal, follow these five steps to ensure that your home appraisal comes out on top.

  1. Spruce up your home so that it passes a visual inspection with the appraiser. Marks on the wall, stained carpets, and more can all negatively affect your assessment.
  2. Focus on curb appeal. Mow the lawn, touch up your exterior paint job, etc.
  3. Keep a list of all the updates you have done on your home so that the appraiser has a full view of the home’s history.
  4. Find comps on your own. It is the appraiser’s job, but this is an important step for the homeowner, especially if a home was sold nearby without the help of a real estate agent (this means it was not listed on the MLS service that appraisers use to find comps).
  5. Keep track of positive changes in the neighborhood. Your home’s location matters, so emphasize the positive changes to the appraiser.
For more helpful tips to keep your home’s appraisal value high, visit MSN Real Estate.

If you are looking to sell your home in Eastern Tennessee, call Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, REALTORS at  800-694-7356.

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