Appraisals can vary based on who appraised the home and what information they were able to get access to. Some appraisers will just drive by the home and use information from comparable sales to determine your home's appraised value. Others might go a step beyond by going inside the home and seeing if there are new improvements or things that would depreciate the home value. Then, they use this information to make adjustments to their appraisal. Also, some appraisers will discuss the home and other comparable homes with real estate professionals to get a more accurate picture of the home's value. My point is, no two appraisals are alike. As long as your home appraises for the sale price, then you avoid situations where the seller may need to drop their sale price to match the appraisal or the buyer may need to pay extra money in their down payment to make up for the difference between the appraised value and the sale price. If you are at all concerned about the appraised value, you should speak with your agent.