Details for Steps to take

Before an Appraiser’s Visit. The Appraisal Institute recommends homeowners take the following steps before an appraiser visits their home.
• Clean the house. A clean home will create a stronger first impression with the appraiser.
• Make any necessary repairs ahead of the appointment. Homes with repairs that still need to be made will likely be valued less than similar homes with no such repair issues.
• Obtain all necessary documents before the appraiser arrives.
• Inform the appraiser about recent improvements. Having such information at the ready can help appraisers make the most informed appraisal possible.