Whether you're buying a home, going through a divorce, or refinancing, having an accurate real estate appraisal is key to achieving a successful outcome. Metro Appraisal Associates has been providing excellent valuation services to residential and commercial clients throughout Monroe County, NY, since 1974, developing the in-depth knowledge they need to provide highly accurate results.
To help improve the quality of your appraisal, they recommend the following steps:
- Ask For A Local Appraiser: Your appraiser could be an industry expert, but without the intimate knowledge of your neighborhood, it will be very difficult to get an accurate valuation of the property. If you're working with a bank or mortgage company, ask them to send an appraiser from your neighborhood, if at all possible.
- Do Some Research: Every real estate market has its own idiosyncrasies, and prices have been volatile over the past few years. To help your appraiser establish a solid baseline, try to find at least three recent sales involving properties that really are similar to yours.
- Update Key Areas: You can actually increase the value of your home with some carefully chosen real upgrades and improvements. Concentrate on the kitchen and bathroom, which are among the most important rooms in the house, and take care of the landscaping, as well.
- Point Out Your Improvements: Take photos before and after, tally up the costs, and make sure the appraiser knows about any other repairs, like a new roof or furnace. These aren't immediately obvious, but can significantly boost your appraised value.
Metro Appraisal Associates prides themselves on the high quality and objectivity of their real estate appraisal services. They stay on top of all recent developments in the market, so you can be sure your appraisal will be up-to-date and accurate. Visit their website to learn more, or just call (585) 225-3042 to request a quote today.