Avoiding Appraisal Problems

Real estate appraisers in Massachusetts are required to be licensed. They are trained in Uniform Standards and must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.

It's important to note that when an appraiser comes to evaluate your home he or she is required to look for and report on particular deficiencies in your property. These deficiencies can be easily detected by homeowners and corrected prior to the appraiser's arrival.

The following is a list of the most commonly found deficiencies in a home. Use it to your advantage and avoid unnecessary stress!

Deterioration of Improvements

The existence of any of the above items may cause an appraisal requirement which, creates more expense and time delays. Solving these problems in advance will save both time and money plus enhance your property value. Additionally, many of these deficiencies are either safety hazards or problems that could cause further damage to the home and should be fixed anyways.

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