Getting Ready For a Real Estate Appraisal

How to Prepare For a Real Estate Appraisal
How to Prepare For a Real Estate Appraisal

Being Prepared For An Appraisal is Vital

When you are selling a home one of the important milestones is when you get your home appraised by the buyer’s lender. The company who is providing the loan to the buyer is going to want to make sure that not only does the home appraise but that there are no other issues that would cause them not to lend.

Keep in mind the lender is really like an owner of the property. The buyer does not truly own the home until the mortgage is paid off.

In order for the sale to even take place, you will need your house to appraise for the agreed upon sale price. Does this always happen? NO it does not. There are lots of homes that don’t appraise.

For this reason, it is imperative that you understand how to prepare for an appraisal. By doing so you’ll increase the odds that the appraisal goes smoothly. The appraiser doesn’t want to be the bad guy.

The appraiser, however, does not work for you. His or her job is to deliver important and accurate information back to the lender.

In the latest article published at Maximum Real Estate Exposure, you’ll see tons of valuable tips on how to prepare for a real estate appraisal.

By following the advice, you will increase your chances of the entire appraisal process moving ahead smoothly.

You don’t want to have to challenge an appraisal, so make sure you do what is necessary to be ready for the appraiser.

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Written by massrealty

Bill Gassett in one of the top RE/MAX Real Estate agents in New England. He has been helping buyers and sellers for 32 years. Bill owns one of the most successful real estate blogs in the country - Maximum Real Estate Exposure. You can visit the site at

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