It is important to note when an appraiser comes to evaluate your home s/he is required to look for and report specific deficiencies in your property.
These deficiencies can be easily detected by homeowners and corrected prior to the appraiser’s arrival.
The following is a list of the most commonly found deficiencies in a home.
Use it to your advantage and avoid unnecessary stress!
Paint/stain peeling to bare surface; missing or damaged gutters or down spouts where drainage is marginally away from improvements; leaking plumbing or bath/shower tiles missing or damaged; holes against foundation that may allow water penetration (usually from pets); landscape drainage toward the improvements; missing/damaged/curling roof shingles or covering; free standing water or dampness is frequently evidence of poor drainage, leaking water pipes, or high water tables (seasonally)- May need electric sump pump; structural damage from any cause-usually expansive soils,poor drainage, or the combination.
The appearance/existence of one or more of the above items may cause an appraisal requirement which, in turn, creates more expense and time delays. Solving these potential problems in advance will save both time and money plus enhance your property value.
Source (with permission): Terry LG. Pixley, SRA
Are you looking to buy or sell a home? Let me assist you. I will take care of all the important and necessary details while you can attend to moving. My business is helping you make the right decisions, guide you through negotiations, inspections and close on time. When it comes to Denver real estate, I know the territory. For experienced help with your real estate needs call now...303-589-2022.