How to Make Home Appraisals Work to Your Favor


When it comes time to sell your home, you’ll need an appraisal to determine its value. You’ll want your home to be valued as high as possible, so you’ll need to focus on improving its most valuable features. To get your home ready for an appraisal, there are several things you need to do. Home Avenue has put together a helpful list of actionable tips to help you get the highest value out of your home.

Start With the Curb
Your home’s curb appeal can make a big difference in it’s value. You want to make an outstanding first impression, and sprucing up your lawn is the perfect way to start. Make sure your front lawn is trimmed and appealing, and any foliage is pruned and aesthetically pleasing. Here are a few more things you can do to make your home’s exterior shine:

● Clean your porch or deck
● Touch up exterior paint
● Weed the garden
● Trim any bushes or flowers
● Add planters or additional foliage

You want to make sure everything is in exemplary condition, rather like a model home. A manicured lawn, inviting garden, and appealing foliage can help make the first impression you’re looking for. If you have any eyesores outside the house, make sure to remove those as well.

Touch Up the Interior
After you’ve perfected the outside of your home, move to its interior. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your home’s aesthetic appeal. The goal is to make your home look as new as possible, and simple improvements can make a big difference. Choose neutral paint colors that make your rooms look large, airy, and inviting. In addition to new paint, you should also have your carpets professionally shampooed. If you have tile or hardwood floors, make sure they are in top condition as well. Improvements in your interior will make a difference how quickly you sell your home.

Get Rid of Clutter
Too many items throughout your home’s interior can give the impression of a smaller space. Appraisers look for a functional layout and a cohesive flow inside the space. If you have several pieces of furniture, consider rearranging or removing a few. Make sure the space is as open and uncluttered as possible. Likewise, remove any excess decor from walls and any clutter from countertops, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Take Advantage of Flat-Fee Realty and Cash Back Rebates!
Once your home is appraised, Home Avenue can help you sell it. We offer flat-fee residential real estate services for homeowners throughout Minnesota. We also offer a unique cash back rebate program that puts even more money back in your pocket after you sell your home. The greater your sale, the higher your rebate.

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