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Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Walker Appraisal Services.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from Walker Appraisal Services actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a fair listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar homes for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from a licensed professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

Walker Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown problems that can cause sales to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Walker Appraisal Services can help with that. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Walker Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the home sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Walker Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. So a professional appraisal from Walker Appraisal Services helps homeowners like you make the sharpest decisions when it comes to investing in their houses and settling on a fair sale price.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.