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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services 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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers 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 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 house will not attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get a true listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to list your property? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sale homes in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

But even if you have hired an expert real estate agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Walker Appraisal Services can help you! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

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

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected issues that cause the process to deteriorate
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Walker Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from us helps homeowners like you make the decisions.

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