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How To Prepare Your House For An Appraisal In Athens

Finding a buyer is the first step toward selling your house. After that, you have to clear only two more major hurdles before you can close – the inspection and the appraisal. An appraisal is a formal report of your house’s fair market value as determined by a certified and licensed professional. The professional, the appraiser, assesses your property’s worth and determines whether it is priced appropriately with respect to condition, features, and location as compared to comparable houses in your area. You want your house to appraise for as much as possible because that will determine whether you can get your asking price and whether the buyer can get enough financing. It’s critical, then, that you know how to prepare your house for an appraisal in Athens.

Do It Early

The first step to prepare your house for an appraisal in Athens is to have an appraisal done as early as possible. This will let you know if there are any issues that may reduce your home’s value, and then you can take of them before they become an issue for buyers. It will also let you know early on how you should price your home so that you don’t price too high or too low.

Do the Quick Fixes

Also, to prepare your house for an appraisal, you should make all the quick fixes first – all those things that aren’t really major, but are noticeable. Whatever you can do to make your property appear well maintained will help it appraise for more. These quick fixes include such things as touching up paint, fixing dripping faucets and running toilets, repairing cabinet doors and drawers, re-grouting tile, and installing new light fixtures and switch and outlet plates.

Do a Deep Clean

You also need to declutter and then do a deep clean – and keep your house clean and clutter free till it sells. This deep clean will mean cleaning areas that you normally don’t and cleaning more thoroughly than usual because this too will make your house appear well maintained. Don’t neglect to scrub walls and shampoo carpets on the inside, and clean gutters and wash windows on the outside.

Work on Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is critical because it is your only chance to create a great first impression. In fact, improving curb appeal, especially landscaping, can boost your home’s value by as much as 10% to 12%. So, in order to prepare your house for an appraisal in Athens, touch up exterior paint, fix sagging fencing, clean up the outside, and do some landscaping. You’ll be glad you did when the appraiser hands you her report.

Make Sure Everything is Working Properly

A critical step to prepare your house for an appraisal is to make sure everything is working properly. Doors and window should open easily without sticking, faucets and toilets should shut off, sinks should drain, and lights should come on. Pay particular attention to the HVAC unit because the appraiser and buyers will. With everything working properly, the appraisal is likely to come in higher/

Do What Will Yield a Good ROI

In doing things to prepare your house for an appraisal in Athens, you also need to consider carefully so that you make the repairs and upgrades the will actually boost the value of your house and get you a better sale price. Basically, you should take of only the things that really need attention and not worry about the rest. Your goal is to improve market value in the most profitable way.

And this is where your local agent can help you avoid costly mistakes when you need to prepare your house for an appraisal. Discover more – contact us today at 706-928-9959

Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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