Appraisers do not consider
any personal property when appraising. This is not an open house. So if you are
worried about having your home professionally cleaned, don't. They will,
however, ask about any upgrades, fixer uppers, re-finished work etc. It would
help to have a list of all the improvements made, estimated cost and the time
it took for the improvements to be completed prior to the appraisal. These
updates reduce the age of the home which may help it appraise for a higher
amount. Make sure that all renovation is complete prior to appraisal. If
they are not completed prior to, it could possibly lower your appraisal value.
Do your research; be aware of
the homes in your neighborhood and any homes similar to yours in the area. If
the home similar to yours was recently sold, make sure to let your appraiser
know. Also, if that home was sold but had extenuating circumstances, you will
want to bring that to your appraiser’s attention as well.
Make all access in your home
is available to your appraiser. They will need to be in every room of your
home, appraisers should ask if they are able to open room doors. But to be
safe, be sure to let everyone else in the home know of the appraisal so there
will be no surprises.
If you do gave an HOA, the
appraiser will need all their contact information.