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Tips & Reminders for Residential Appraisals in Syracuse, NY

At ATAV Appraisals, our knowledgeable residential appraisals team is committed to serving you with the personalized attention for which we are known. With more than three decades of experience, we can be relied upon to ascertain and report the accurate value of your home. By contacting our fully licensed and insured appraisers, you ensure a high level of service in which you will not be disappointed. Request our appraisal services today!

For comprehensive residential appraisals in Syracuse, NY, trust Alexandra Tavlarides SRA of ATAV Appraisals. Property valuation is not only needed when you are buying or selling a home. You may also need my services when you are:

  • Relocating to Another City for Work

  • Refinancing an Existing Mortgage

  • Thinking of Remodeling or Renovating Your Home

  • Filing a Tax Assessment Appeal

  • Removing Private Mortgage Insurance™ Requirements

  • Planning Your Estate or Acting as an Executor for an Estate

  • Going Through Divorce

How to Prepare for an Appraisal

While the residential home appraisal process may seem complicated and daunting, there are some easy things you can do to make sure things go smoothly. We are here to help you make things simple - so when you find yourself thinking “I wish I could find a quality appraiser near me,” you know who to call.

With the right preparation, you can make a good impression on the appraiser on your upcoming home evaluation. If you're looking to add improvements, you can provide a survey showing the location of the current improvements on your site and also have a schematic or blueprint with specifications describing in detail the proposed work. The following will also be helpful:

  • A List of Major Property Upgrades, Including the Cost and the Date These Were Completed

  • A Title Policy Describing Encroachments or Easements

  • Information on the Most Recent Sale or Offering of the Subject Property

  • A Copy of the Pending Purchase Agreement and Current Listing Write-Up


Before the appraiser arrives, make sure that your attic, crawlspace, and other areas of your home are accessible. Also remember to take care of minor repairs to leaky faucets, broken steps, or railings, and other issues before the appraiser's visit.

Also of great use to us would be a file containing a list of all recent upgrades and tax documents that may apply to the property. Or take a quick walkthrough of your property and ensure that your curb appeal is as good as ever by removing litter, tidying up the backyard, and keeping any gardens weeded and presentable. By following these simple steps, you will ensure the visiting appraiser gets the best possible view of your property - and, in turn, the value of your home will be more adequately represented in our appraisal. Contact our attentive team today to get the process started!

FHA Mortgage Appraisals

For FHA mortgage appraisals, you can prepare by scraping loose paint, repainting, and getting rid of all peeling paints in your home. You can also do the following:

  • Install Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors, Especially Near Bedrooms

  • Install Safety Handrails for Stairwells and Railings for Decks and Porches

  • Ensure that Kitchen and Bath Outlets Have a Ground Fault Reset Capability

  • Review the Location of Your Wells and Septic Tanks

Contact ATAV Appraisals today and have your property adequately appraised. We serve throughout the Syracuse, NY.