Impressing Your Michigan Home Appraiser

Dec 02, 2023 | Published by Leave your thoughts

There are a few things you can do to increase your chances of impressing your Michigan home appraiser. Thankfully, Detroit is recovering, but it’s still important to put your best foot forward when the value of your home is being determined. Keep in mind, though, that a little money goes a long way in this regard. That is, even if you spend several hundred dollars executing one of these steps, if it increases the value of your home in the eyes of your appraiser by thousands of dollars, then you’ve reaped a wonderful return on your investment.

One thing you’re definitely going to want to do is take care of any do-it-yourself repairs that are needed. Don’t underestimate your skills in this department. Of course, you are going to need some tools. Fortunately, they’re neither complicated nor expensive. You need an electric drill and a set of socket wrenches. You also need a hammer and a pair of pliers. You may also need another little item or two depending on the job. Speaking of the jobs, there are a number of good books and videos on the market that teach you how to do common household repairs. They assume no prior knowledge, and they therefore include all the relevant details.

You might also want to paint. It isn’t hard, and it doesn’t cost much. Plus, changing the color of your walls can really transform your whole visual atmosphere. The best option, though, even though it’s the most expensive, is to add some square footage. Garages and finished basements are popular ways to do this. It’s going to cost you, but it will definitely increase the value of your home and therefore real estate appraisal. As Detroit continues to rebound, it’s rising tide can lift boats all across Michigan in terms of home value. By following the advice we’ve just given you, you can help make sure that your home’s value is ready to ride that wave.


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This post was written by Joseph Castaneda

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