Established in 1988 by Charles Baker, SRA, AppraisalPros provides appraisal and consulting services on residential property throughout the Southern California area, including Avalon, Catalina Island.
Clients include domestic and international financial institutions, law firms, consulting firms, developers, employee relocation companies, condo boards, real estate firms and individuals.
Charles Baker, SRA is an established appraiser for high-value, custom, architecturally significant and historic residential property in areas such as Pasadena, San Marino, Beverly Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Hollywood, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and central Los Angeles. In addition, he has appraised high-value homes in most San Fernando Valley communities, eastern Ventura County, the South Bay and the San Gabriel Valley, including over 40 appraisals in Avalon, Catalina over the past ten years.
Mr. Baker has appraised the homes of countless celebrities and who's-who in the finance, design, business, entertainment, legal, sports, health care and professional realm with over $15 billion in aggregate residential valuations since 2002. He recently appraised one of the largest and most expensive homes in Southern California, Chateau de Flores, and the most opulent, Hacienda de la Paz.
In the 1990's and early 2000's Mr. Baker served as Senior Review Appraiser for three national mortgage quality management companies and conducted thousands of field and desk review appraisals. He has testified in LA Superior Court and received commendation from the trial judge and attorneys.
Architectural experience includes homes by the masters Greene & Greene, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wallace Neff, Marston & Van Pelt, Myron Hunt, Elmer Gray, Ricardo Legoretto, Gerard Colcord, Paul Williams, Quincy Jones, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Rudolf Schindler, Gregory Ain, John Finton, Ron Firestone, Charles Hefner, and others.
Charles holds the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter, the largest in the nation. He has been a speaker at seminars and events with the Chapter and conducts architectural home tours.
Who should choose AppraisalPros to serve their real estate appraisal needs?
- Lenders, credit unions, private bankers:
We are experts in providing mortgage appraisals on residential real estate in Southern California. We perform full residential appraisals on Fannie Mae form 1004, drive-bys with exterior photos, interior inspections, single family, multi-family, condo, manufactured housing, HUD/FHA appraisals, purchased properties, or refinancing.
- REALTORS® and real estate agents:
We offer pre-listing appraisal services in metro Los Angeles, as well as a full range of appraisal services to support your clients’ home buying or home selling needs.
- FSBOs, home sellers and homeowners:
A listing appraisal can be a powerful tool for a for-sale-by-owner home seller. And give yourself peace of mind that your largest investment — your home — is really worth what you think it is by obtaining a professional appraisal.
- CPAs and Attorneys:
Whether it's estate planning, a divorce settlement, expert witness or a retroactive "date of death" valuation, AppraisalPros can provide a reliable, defensible appraisal reported in a special format developed especially for non-lending purposes.
If your needs include a professional, prompt, accurate real estate appraisal, contact us or order online to get started today.