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How to Get Your Albuquerque Home Ready for an Appraisal

If you’re selling your home in Albuquerque, you’ll need to have it appraised. The appraisal will affect the asking price, either positively or negatively. Of course, you want the appraisal to be positive, so you’ll need to do a few things to make sure that happens. You don’t need to make major renovations to affect your appraisal. Here are some smaller taks you can perform that will make a difference.

Start with a Little Spackle

Time can take it’s toll on walls, especially if you’ve made holes in them hanging photos and shelves, or judt getting damaged by the kids or pets. By filling these holes and crevices with a little spackle and painting over the area, you can leave your walls looking like new. While this may not boost the value of your home, it will keep the appraiser from deducting for the damage.

Since You’re Painting…

While you have your painting supplies handy, you may want to freshen up other areas in the house. Repainting worn borders and moldings around the home can give it a newer look. Then you can take the paint outside and touch up the trim around the windows and doors. This will boost curb appeal and help you add value to the home. Any area where the paint is peeling, chipping, or simply has lost its luster should be retouched with a fresh coat.

Do a Deep Clean

Deep cleaning your home will cost almost nothing, except elbow grease. If you have young children and pets, there may be odors and damage that you might not be noticeable to you. But your appraiser will notice these things. If nessesary, consider hiring a professional cleaning crew to wax the floors, shampoo the carpets, and conduct an intensive cleaning of the entire home.

Other Repairs

Go thorugh you home as if you were the buyer and try to find problems that they would notice. We can get used to issues in our homes that could detract from an appraisal, such as a loose handrail, dripping faucet, or shorted electrical outlet. Repairing these problems ahead of time will ensure you won’t lose money.

Get an Early Home Inspection

Even after you think you have done everything that can be done to boost your home’s appraised value, consulting an expert is wise. Getting a home inspection at this time will help you uncover issues that you may not have the expertise to notice. This gives you the time to get these items fixed ahead of putting the home on the market, while also ensuring you can ask a more competitive selling price. It’s better to uncover these problems now than to have them affect the sale of the home in the future.

By taking the time to spruce up the home ahead of the appraisal, you may be able to increase the value by thousands of dollars. The suggestions offered here can give you a start, and your real estate agent may be able to offer more tips to help you get the most out of your home.

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