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Getting ready for an appraisal from Appraisal Consulting Group

By law, the borrower is are entitled to obtain a copy of the completed appraisal report from the lender. Contact us if you have any questions about the appraisal process.

To aid the appraisal process, it's helpful to have these documents ready for the appraiser:

  • A plot plan or survey of the house and land (if readily available).

  • Title or legal deed report

  • A bill for your most recent real estate taxes (CRIM) 

  • Any "Homeowners Associations" agreements or, if applicable, condo agreements or fees.

When the appraiser has arrived, you do not need to escort them along on the entire site inspection, but it's helpful be available to answer questions about your property and identify any home improvements.

Here are some other recommendations:

  • Accessibility: Appraisers are very meticulous in their inspections. We recommend that all areas of the home are accessible, especially the attic and crawl space.

  • Maintenance: We generally suggest fixing things like leaky faucets, missing door handles and trim, removing and touching up where there's paint peeling, repairing any roof leak or drip, replacing broken glass.