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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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

In today's evolving market, using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a fair listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your home? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you've been working with the most experienced agent.

And that's where Walker Appraisal Services comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find a prospective buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unknown complications that cause the process to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Walker Appraisal Services can help with that. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on 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 decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Walker Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair price to sell at, 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.