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David Watkins is a professional committed to providing excellent service to his clients, colleagues and Featured Calabasas Communities. David incorporates various methods that specialize in the marketing, listing and sale of Calabasas Homes for Sale. David aims to provide knowledge and sound advice regarding the ever changing real estate market, so that his clients are not merely bystanders, but active participants involved in the sale or purchase of their home. He ambitiously implements new ideals and explores new avenues of technology to make the selling and buying of real estate faster, easier and more efficient.

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Calabasas Real Estate Newsletter – July 2016

6 Ways to Improve Your Home Appraisal

Make Sure Appraiser Knows Your Neighborhood

If the appraiser does not know your area intimately, chances are the appraisal will not come back close to what your property is really worth. Asking the appraiser what is their proximity to your location really helps. You could always request that your lender sends a local appraiser. If for some reason that is not possible, we suggest that you supply as much information as you can about the quality of your neighborhood.

Always Provide Your Own Comparables

It is always a great idea that your broker provides your appraiser with at least three solid and well-priced comparable properties. This helps the appraiser by saving them some work and it insures that they are getting pricing information on homes that are similar to yours.

Websites like are very helpful as they provide recent sale prices and great details like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in a home. Your broker will be happy to provide these to your appraiser.

Document Your Fix-Ups and Upgrades

Prove that you have put money into your home. Highlight all-important structural improvements to electrical, heating & cooling systems. Providing as much information on upgrades can potentially boost your appraisal. Don’t forget the receipts, before and after photos along with a well-defined spreadsheet that includes details of all the expenses. These will help with proving all you have invested in making improvements to your home.

Talk Up Your Town

Make sure your appraiser knows about any recent and exciting new developments such as upscale restaurants, museums, parks or other attractive amenities.

Clean Up

Get rid of all the clutter in your home. This helps the home appear larger. Even jaded appraisers can be swayed by a good looking yard. Tree trimming, cleaning up, a few flowers in the flower beds and paint touch up can all help the appraisal.

And Finally… Give the Appraiser Some Space

Some appraisers agree that following them around like a puppy could be a sign of possible problems with the home. Make the appraiser’s job as pleasant as possible by making sure your home is clean and free or unpleasant smells. The reality is that the appraiser is only there for 30 minutes at most so it is best to stay clear and out of their way.

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