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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 more than they estimated, 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. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a proper listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your property, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays similar sale homes in your area. It's a good starting point in determining 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 natural move.

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

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

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

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unknown disputes that can cause your sale to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our fees are 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 complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale 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 us helps 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.