Getting The Best Appraisal When Your Millburn-Short Hills Home Is For Sale

6003598153 11acea2d2f 150x150 Getting The Best Appraisal When Your Millburn Short Hills Home Is For SaleA key aspect of the home buying and selling process is obtaining a home appraisal.  A home appraisal is secured to estimate market value and can be quite complex. Recently there has been a change in the home appraisal process, resulting in more regulation, so work with your lender to confirm you have an experienced and knowledgeable appraiser reviewing your Millburn-Short Hills home.

When selling your Millburn Short-Hills Home , your appraisal can affect the home sales price, so make sure you know your “comps.”  “Comps” are simply market comparisons that reflect other homes that have sold in your neighborhood, zip code, and area.  Review these comparisons by calling us for comparisons BEFORE your appraiser visits to make sure that all recently sold homes are included in the current statistics.  Often homes sold as For Sale By Owner (FSBO) may not be included by appraisers, which can alter statistics they use to determine your home’s value.

Next, look at your home as though you were a home buyer, as checking that your home appears well-maintained is vital.  Spend some time cleaning the home entrance and painting as necessary to spruce up the entry, making your best first impression.  The rest of your home should be clean and clutter-free, as well.

More importantly though, you need to create a “value-added” list of things that make YOUR home distinct.  Whether it be its size and views, or the condition of your property as compared to others in your neighborhood or any upgrades you may have made, these need to be explained to the appraiser.  Be sure to be respectful as you review these and other details regarding your property.  Review the information the appraiser has brought and suggest revisions if needed to account for changes you have made or errors in the report regarding your location (check the zip code!).

Once completed, an appraisal may take several weeks before you can request a copy.  It is wise to do so, however, to verify that the appraisal is accurate.   Ask your lender and follow the appropriate appeals process if you feel there are errors or omissions that would affect your property’s value.

See all Real estate in the 07078 zip code.
(all data current as of 7/22/2014)

  1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 23,958 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 15,681 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  3. 7 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 9,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 35
  4. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 1.03 ac
    Year built: 1965
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 16
  5. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 28

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The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. Real estate listings held by other brokerage firms are marked as IDX Listing. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Copyright © year Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. All rights reserved. Notice: The dissemination of listings on this website does not constitute the consent required by N.J.A.C. 11:5.6.1 (n) for the advertisement of listings exclusively for sale by another broker. Any such consent must be obtained in writing from the listing broker.

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