There are a number of steps you can take to prepare for your New York real estate appraisal. If you live in the city, that alone still means your property is valuable, because the market there hasn’t suffered nearly as much as it has in other parts of the state. Still, there are things you can do to increase your property’s value even further. The most expensive option, of course, is to add additional square footage to your home. You could also fix what needs fixing, or even paint. There are some free things that you can do, too. They may not improve your results much in terms of a dollar amount, but they will certainly make the process much less stressful.
One free thing you can do is to clean the house. A clean house isn’t any more valuable than a messy one, but it will certainly be less embarrassing for you. It will be more comfortable for the appraiser, too. Another thing you should do to be ready is to do some of your own research to discover the values of similar homes to yours in the area in which you live. Finally, it may actually be free to do some of the repair work we mentioned in the preceding paragraph. If you already have the tools, or if you can borrow them from a family members, there are lots of free online videos which can guide you thoroughly through some of the most common household repairs.
Your real estate appraisal results will either reflect an increase or a decline in the value of your home between the time you purchased it and your appraisal itself. Ideally, you’d like to see an increase. By following the advice we’ve just offered you, you can at least decrease your stress level a little while you’re waiting to find out.
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This post was written by Joseph Castaneda