Appraisers take into account many factors when determining the worth of a home. The DiMora Team are real estate experts in the Novi and Northville neighborhoods and we know some of these, such as location, can’t be helped, but there are things a homeowner can do to ensure that the home is appraised for maximum value. An appraiser doesn’t spend much more than 30 minutes or less inside a home so its important to make a good first impression. It will help you if you prepare a packet of information that you can hand the appraiser as he or she speeds out the door after the inspection. This packet should contain not only the basics about your home but anything that will help back up the buyer’s offer. Include a fact sheet about the home with the address, the year the home was built, the square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the size of the lot. Also include a listing of recent sales in the area, especially if you know of any for-sale-by-owner homes that have sold or homes that sold for less than they should have for any reason. Yes, the appraiser has access to recent home sales, but there’s always a chance he or she may miss something. Check out below to see what sold in Briarwood in December 2016:
24403 Bramblewood, Novi: 4 bedrooms, 2.1 bathrooms, 2,365 sq. feet, 2 car garage, Sold Price: $335,000
Also, its a good idea to create a list of any improvements you’ve made to the home. List them by date and include contact information for the contractor who did the work. For more information on Briarwood, or similar Northville or Novi neighborhoods such as Abbey Knoll, North Hills and Jamestowne Green, contact The DiMora Team today at 248-505-7728 or email@example.com.