Controllable Factors That May Negatively Impact a Home Appraisal

If you are reading this, chances are, the floors have been swept and mopped. The carpets have been vacuumed and completely cleaned. The ceiling fans have been brushed down and the countertops and the closets have been completely decluttered. There is probably a lingering smell of wood soap, carpet shampoo, and other home cleansers in the air. The home appraiser is on the way.

They will examine your home from the top all the way to the bottom and provide a dollar amount that outlines the worth of your home. Before the appraiser arrives, though, you should be aware of the factors that you can control that could negatively impact the home appraisal. 

Neglecting the Maintenance of the Home

One of the biggest factors that will play a role in reducing the value of your home is neglecting to perform regular and/or necessary maintenance. Those little things can turn into big things that are extensive and potentially costly.

For example, let’s say that a small crack develops in the roof. At first, it may result in a repair that costs a few hundred dollars. Eventually, it could cause damage into the structure and result in a complete roof, ceiling, and drywall replacement that could cost thousands of dollars.

As you reside on the property, enlist the assistance of a home inspector. These professionals can discover all those little maintenance jobs so that they can be handled quickly and effectively.

Old Finishes

The older the home is, there is a high risk that the finishes and surfaces may become old and worn out. These may instantly decrease the overall value of the property. Check out your countertops. Do they look old and worn out?

Look at the finishes on your flooring? Are they dull and scratched? If so, you should have all old finishes completely redone. For cabinets, you may hire a restoration service.

For flooring, hire flooring professionals that specialize in epoxy coating systems – such as a quartz flooring system. Not only will these help in updating the appearance of the home, they are capable of completely transforming the appearance of your home.

Exterior Surfaces

Just as a home has interior surfaces, it has exterior surfaces. These include the exterior of the home itself, sidewalks, garages, patios, driveways, and outdoor living areas. If these areas are not kept up or appear old, worn down, or in terrible shape, they will negatively impact the appraisal of your home.

There are many things you can do to improve these surfaces. Examples include pressure washing, removing stains, repairing cracks, and even resurfacing the garage floor, the patio, and/or the deck. By taking simple measures, you can make a big difference in improving the value of the property, as a whole.

We Can Help

Do you need to add a new finish to the floors throughout your home? Do you have a dingy looking garage floor that is heavily soiled? Does your patio have numerous cracks? Is your driveway stained? Regardless, we here at Concrete Coatings of the South can help you! We even handle basements!

If you want to get the most bang for your buck when selling your home, that appraisal means EVERYTHING! Let us come out and help get the property looking in tip-top shape! Simply call us today at: 706-249-4131

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