Wednesday, September 15, 2021

How to Prepare for Your Lexington MA Home Appraisal

When it comes to selling your home in Lexington MA, one of the first things to pop into your head will be the listing price. Many factors go into determining this key number, but the appraisal is what can really make or break the home sale. 

Below are four ways to get ready for your home appraisal in the area:

Check off maintenance tasks

If your home still has a long list of repairs to make, you will want to complete them before the appraisal. Even tasks like cleaning out the gutters should be marked off your list before the appraiser arrives. 

Remove clutter and clean

Just as you would before a potential buyer arrives to tour your home, the property should be free of clutter and cleaned thoroughly before an appraisal. The appraiser's opinion of your home is what could make or break the sale—if the appraised value is too far off from the listing price your deal could fall through—so be sure to make a good impression.

Put on your buyer hat

Before you decide that all is said and done with your Lexington MA home, put on your buyer hat and take a walk around the property. Use your critical eye to notice things like leaky faucets, a toilet that constantly runs, or nails that have poked through or left marks on the walls. 

Work with your agent

Your real estate agent in Lexington MA is a wealth of resources, so don't be afraid to talk to them! Your agent can often pull a list of comparable properties to give to the appraiser.

Ready to sell your home in Lexington MA this year? Give me a call today! 

Theresa D'Antuono