Once you have accepted an offer on your home, you and your buyers will face several steps before the closing can take place. If they're getting a loan to purchase the house, one of those steps will be the appraisal.
You might reasonably think that the appraiser will be looking at the home itself and not at your lifestyle, and that's really what an appraiser is paid to do. He or she will be taking measurements, looking at the quality of cabinetry, fixtures, and flooring, and making note of both positive and negative points.
You might also think that you can relax now – that you no longer have to maintain constant vigilance to keep everything neat and tidy inside and out.
But appraisers are human. They form impressions and assumptions just the way…