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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 house is much more than they thought, so investing in an appraisal from Walker Appraisal Services actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential 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 the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a correct listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of houses for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

That's where we come in! We'll 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 house's features.

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

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown complications that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value to your home

Walker Appraisal Services can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Walker Appraisal Services can help you with these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales 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 complete your report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Walker Appraisal Services will help 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.