Bader & Associates, Inc. is a family-owned and operated St. Louis based business with over 40 years of experience and expertise in appraising residential real estate. The Bader name has become synonymous with accurate residential appraisals in St. Louis and surrounding counties. Along with traditional uses for home appraisals, we provide testimony for real estate matters.
We understand the significance of an accurate real estate appraisal when buying a new home, lowering private mortgage insurance (PMI), remodeling your home or resolving financial burdens. Working with us, you can be assured of our market knowledge in your area. Our extensive and rapidly growing database is a tool that we leverage when preparing reports. We are your trusted real estate appraisal team serving the St. Louis and St. Charles Metropolitan Areas, St. Louis City, as well as Jefferson, Franklin, and Lincoln counties. Note we also work with harder to appraise areas such as Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Maplewood, where homes are older or more unique.
Dan Bader – President
Co-owner and President since 2006 of Bader & Associates, Inc., Dan began his appraisal career in 1996 although has spent the majority of his life in the business. His introduction to appraisals at the ripe age of six consisted of holding the dummy end of the tape, learning how to read map books, and shaking the Polaroid pictures!!! While the tape measures, map books, and Polaroid pictures have taken a back seat to lasers, digital photos and GPS; the fundamentals of appraising have not changed.
Dan’s goal has been to merge the work ethic and knowledge of a great company with the technology of the 21st century to benefit the accuracy of real estate appraisals.
Dan is a 1991 Vianney High School graduate and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Real Estate from MIZZOU. In 2015, he earned his SRA (Senior Residential Appraiser) Designation and is a member of the Appraisal Institute. He is an active member of the Greater St. Louis Chapter as he is the current education chair and is a past board member. A resident of Creve Coeur with his wife Jenn and four sons, Dan spends some of his free time running and watching his boys play baseball, basketball, soccer, and wrestling. Personal goal: Qualify for the Boston Marathon!
Luke Bader – Vice President
Real Estate Appraiser Luke Bader is a native of St. Louis and Vice President of Bader & Associates. After graduating from Vianney High School in 1994, he entered the University of Missouri Columbia and graduated with a BSBA dual emphasis in finance and real estate in 1998.
Immediately following graduation Luke joined the family appraisal business and managed 21 single family rental properties. In 2006, he and his brother Dan entered into a buyout agreement for the appraisal business where his role became Vice President in charge of maintaining client relationships, seeking new clients, and keeping a steady workflow at the office.
He has volunteered time as a neighborhood district trustee for Old Farm Estates. He is an associate member of the Appraisal Institute, currently serves on the Advancement Committee at Vianney High School and is involved with the Home Builder’s Association as a board member and committee chairperson for the Builder Day Picnic. He enjoys traveling and spends his free time with his wife Sue and their 3 children.