Luis Gabriel Gil, Realtor ®
RE/MAX Revealty


Real estate appraisal

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The term appraisal in real estate world means the process of estimating the market value of a property by checking different factors related to it. The appraisal of a property is done by a real estate appraiser who will give a detailed estimation of the property and decide the value of it depending on the current trends in the market. They will compare the price of the property that have been sold in the neighborhood recently and then decide the estimated value of your property.

Appraisal is always an important factor while buying or selling a house. Through this, the buyer and seller can confirm that the price of the property is set fairly according to the market value. You will only be able to get a mortgage depending upon the appraisal result. The lender will cross-check the result and decides whether the property is of worth the money. This way, the borrower need not want to pay overprice for the property as the amount of the property is already checked by a professional appraiser and also by the lender.


A professional real estate appraiser will also analyse the current situation of the property and point out the areas that need to be improved in order to increase the market price of the property. They will suggest new ideas for you to renovate the property to get more selling price out of it.

The appraiser spends some time evaluating your property for a couple of hours. They check the size of the property, its interior work, structure, location and several other such factors. The process itself will take around one or two weeks. You will be able to know the worth of your property by then.

Finding out the right value of your property

Appraisal helps you to find the correct worth of your property. Instead of simply saying a value to the potential buyers, you can confidently show off the correct price of your property since it has gone through the appraisal process. You don’t need to try harder to convince the buyers of the worth of the property because you have the approval from a professional real estate appraiser who have set a standard selling price for your property.

Method to improve the condition of the house

Open house helps you to get feedbacks from the buyers who visit your property. You can ask for feedback from each of the visitors and use this data to modify your house. All these information can be combined together to improve the overall condition of your house. These renovations can then attract more visitors to the house.

Renovations or restoring

A real estate appraiser will tell you the strengths and weaknesses of your property and also point out how to increase the resale value of it. They will find the potential areas where you can work in order to improve the overall appeal of the property. Certain renovations or remodeling can automatically increase the value of the property to be sold. Listen to your real estate appraiser and agents carefully. Make changes accordingly to get a more selling price for the property.

Realistic goals

You can set some realistic goals depending upon the results instead of having unrealistic expectations about the price of the property. Since the appraiser points out the areas which need to be improved, you will get a clear idea about where you need to work on. You can upgrade the parts of the property which needs improvement which in turn can increase the overall price of the property. You will be able to set some accurate expectations instead of keeping unrealistic expectations. Since you know the worth of the property, you can directly ask the amount that you have in mind to the potential buyers.

It is always wise to conduct a home appraisal process before selling your property. It helps you find the estimated value of the property through which you can set a basic selling price for it. Contact a professional real estate appraiser for the process and ask suggestions to improve the value of the property.

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Luis G. Gil | Realtor®

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