1. Property Exterior:
This section assesses the condition and appearance of the property's exterior, including the roof, siding, windows, doors, landscaping, and overall curb appeal. It ensures that the property is well-maintained and visually appealing.
2. Structural Integrity:
Appraisers examine the structural components of the property, such as the foundation, walls, floors, and ceilings. They look for any signs of damage, deterioration, or structural issues that could impact the property's value or safety.
3. Interior Features:
This category focuses on the interior elements of the property, including the layout, room sizes, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and overall functionality. Appraisers consider the quality of materials used, the condition of fixtures, and any updates or renovations that may affect the property's value.
4. Electrical Systems:
Appraisers evaluate the electrical systems, including the main electrical panel, wiring, outlets, and switches. They ensure that the electrical systems are up to code and functioning properly to ensure the safety of occupants.
5. Plumbing Systems:
This section assesses the plumbing systems, including water supply lines, drains, pipes, faucets, and toilets. Appraisers check for any leaks, water damage, or plumbing issues that may require repairs or replacements.
6. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems:
Appraisers inspect the HVAC systems, including the furnace, air conditioning unit, and ventilation. They evaluate the age, condition, and efficiency of these systems, as well as their compliance with local regulations.
7. Kitchen and Appliances:
This category focuses on the kitchen area, including the quality and condition of countertops, cabinets, appliances, and plumbing fixtures. Appraisers consider the functionality and overall appeal of the kitchen space.
Appraisers examine the condition and functionality of the bathrooms, including the quality of fixtures, the presence of any leaks or water damage, and the overall cleanliness and hygiene of these spaces.
9. Safety Features:
This section covers safety aspects, such as the presence of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and any other safety features required by local regulations.
10. Additional Amenities:
Appraisers consider any additional amenities that may add value to the property, such as a swimming pool, a garage, a deck or patio, or energy-efficient features like solar panels. They assess the condition and functionality of these amenities.