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How Sellers Can Prepare for the Home Appraisal

Amanda Oboza, Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®
Published 11:16 a.m. ET Sept. 24, 2020

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No matter if you’re selling your home or refinancing your mortgage, a key step in the transaction is the real estate appraisal. This is a critical part of the process because it gives potential buyers and lenders a clear picture of your home’s worth.

With so much riding on the outcome of the appraisal, sellers often wonder if there is anything they can do to prepare. Here are just a few steps you can take to help things run as smoothly as possible.

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Latest Report from HouseCanary Indicates Home Sellers Are Far More Spooked by Uncertainty Than Prospective Buyers

Housing Supply Remains Tight as Weekly New Listing Volume Declines 12.2% Week-Over-Week and Net New Listings are Down 12.4% Year-Over-Year

Home Sales Activity is Outpacing 2019 Levels by 1.4% as First-Time Buyers and Urban Renters Look to Purchase Suburban Homes

Transaction Prices Remain Elevated Across Nearly 40 States Due to Weak Supply and Steady Demand, with 23 States Increasing Week-Over-Week

HouseCanary, Inc. (“HouseCanary”), a leading provider of residential real estate data and home valuations, today released its latest Market Pulse report, covering 22 listing-derived metrics and comparing data between the week ending September 11, 2020 and the week ending March 13, 2020 versus the same period in 2019. The Market Pulse is an ongoing review of proprietary data and insights from HouseCanary’s nationwide platform.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200917005272/en/

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