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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.

A lot of sellers are shocked 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 actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. 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 the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

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

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays competing sales in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

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

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

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unknown disputes that cause the process to fold
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home 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 whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize 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 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 finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Walker Appraisal Services helps you make the best decisions.

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