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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract 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 on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

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

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your property? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays comparable homes for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a standard move.

Even if you're working with the most accomplished real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

An expert appraisal from Walker Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected obstacles that can cause sales to flop
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

Walker Appraisal Services can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Walker Appraisal Services will step in and help you make these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete 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 the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Walker Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.

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