On this VALUE, understand that the reason for doing the appraisal is different; you are trying to find the untimate WORTH of the unit. Now the Unit will have to be compared with other units of the same size in the same area. Then, allowances will be made to the numbers to make the Comp's comparable.
Please understand that you are spending money for nothing; this Appraisal will have no value to anyone. You might get some piece of mind, but you cannot use it for anything. It will expire in 90 days, and you will have wasted ~$450.
The best way to "VALUE" the unit today, without spending $450 is to have a Realtor do a CMA on it.
Less formal, less detailed, you'll get your piece of mind.
Good luck and may God bless
The very simple answer is to have an agent or two to come by and give you a price opinion for the current market. Dont expect to get every cent back that you put in, but in the current market today we are strugling for good inventory in SF, with the current rates and great weather you may also want to consider selling sooner than the end of the year to achieve your best price and taking a short term rental until you move on.
I'm available to talk further and discuss your need further.
Good luck with your move,
Ciara and I are available to provide that service, free of charge as part of the interview process for your Listing Agent. Alternatively you can use our email only service which will give you a rough idea of your unit's value at http://www.Evaluate-My-Home.com
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group CA DRE 01844627
We all do it as a free service to potential clients and it can be done very quickly.
Is there a particular reason why you want to have it appraised again? Is your unit a condo and are you looking to refinance? Ultimately, you could have another appraiser come out to do another appraisal and he/she should take into account the improvements you've done. If you're trying to refinance, the bank will have the property appraised.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Rich Bennett, Realtor in SF since 2002
Zephyr Real Estate