You and the buyers have agreed to a sales price on your Spring Texas house. Granted, the price is not what you wanted to sell the house for and its probably not what you believe it’s worth but you know it’s time to move on. So you are packing boxes and planning your move.
Now it’s time for the appraisal. You have heard all kinds of stories about low appraisals and appraisers not being familiar with home values in the area which has made you nervous. And it has you wondering if your house will appraise? And if there is anything you can do to assure that it does appraise?
The secret to getting your Spring Texas house to appraise for the sales price is to help the appraiser do his job. The appraiser does not know your house as intimately as you do. He does not know you replaced the A/C and furnace last year. He does not know you replaced the roof 2 years ago. He does not know you installed hardwoods in the study 3 years ago. He does not know you received multiple offers on your house.
All of these items impact the value of your Spring Texas house and the only way the appraiser is going to know about them is if you tell him. Put together a list of all the interior features, upgrades, and enhancements of your house and make it available to the appraiser. The appraiser wants to do a good job. If you help the appraisal by providing information about your home, a better and higher appraised value will be the outcome.
We entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning... read moreWe entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning she was extremely up front and honest about exactly what we would need to do to get our house sold. We had an incredibly tight timeline, that she explained would be difficult to make - but she helped us make it happen and our house was under contract in 2 days! She had recommendations for all our home repair needs and they were all professional and fairly priced. She worked hard to really sell our offer for our new home - she was able to pull off the tight timeline, securing a rent back from our old house so we had time to move out, and a contingency for our new home. Definitely exceeded our expectations. She was so helpful along the way - as first time home sellers we really relied on her and we feel lucky to have worked with her! You will not regret working with Jill! read less