What To Keep In Mind During Appraisals


When you are looking to sell your home, it’s crucial you thoroughly clean and repair anything that may need to be fixed. While you may be accustomed to the small damages around your home or property, it is important to fix them so your home gets appraised at the highest possible value. Here, our team at Home Avenue will discuss the areas of your home you need to look over and shape up to get it listed at the highest possible price.

Check Your Curb Appeal

When you are buying or selling a home, you know that first appearances matter. For that reason, you need to enhance your curb appeal before all else. If the outside of your home looks pristine, you are more likely to attract potential buyers. Here are some things you can do to enhance your home’s curb appeal:


  • Mow your lawn
  • Trim the trees, shrubs, and foliage
  • Weed the yard and garden
  • Repaint or touch up the paint
  • Add flowers and other features
  • Repair any lights
  • Repair any siding, trim, or gutter damage


Improving the exterior of your home and enhancing your curb appeal is an easy way to increase the appraisal value of your home and get the highest possible price when you are selling.

Get Rid of Clutter

Before the appraiser comes to visit your home, it’s important you clear the clutter both inside and outside your home. Outside clutter can deter potential buyers from touring, while inside clutter can make any room appear smaller. If you’re not willing to part with certain items, you can take them to a family or friend’s home or even rent a storage area temporarily. It’s crucial you do everything you can to increase the value of your home, while also making it more appealing to potential buyers during open houses.

Make Interior Repairs

While enhancing your curb appeal is important, you also need to make internal repairs. After you’ve spruced up the exterior appearance of your home, you can then move to the inside. Adding a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to improve the interior’s appearance. We recommend lighter, neutral colors that make the space appear larger and inviting. Additionally, you should have your floors professional cleaned, no matter if they are wood or carpet. By doing these things, you can ensure your home gets appraised at the highest possible value.

Contact Home Avenue Today

If you have questions about how to spruce up your home before the appraisal, contact our team today. We can help you with all of your flat-fee realty needs, and we will answer any questions you may have throughout the process. To learn more about our services or to schedule a meeting, give us a call at 952-929-7355 or message us on our contact page today.