About Hooks and Associates

Over Three Decades of Los Angeles Real Estate Appraisal Experience

Located in Torrance, CA, Hooks and Associates has proudly been providing real estate appraisals for Los Angeles southern California communities for the past three decades. We provide accurate and thorough home appraisals for single family residences, townhouses, and 2-4 multi-family residential properties, Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) and from plans for both institutional lenders, attorneys, realtors and private individuals.

John R. Hooks is a Certified Real Estate Appraiser with over 30 years experience with all types of residential appraisals to his credit. He is considered one of the top real estate appraisers in Southern California and is known for his great customer service and quick turnaround. Read our client testimonials!

Our service area covers most of the greater Los Angeles area, specializing in homes in the Torrance, Palos Verdes, other LA South Bay communities, the Westside and Pacific Palisades. We help people who need appraisals for their estate, trusts, divorce, for-sale-by-owner home sales, bankruptcy and more.

How John Got Started

John R Hooks LA certified home appraiser

John graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Utah State University, and later his Masters of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University.

One of John's friends was an appraiser and got him started in the business. He was given the opportunity to be trained, which was not easy to do. John enjoyed conducting appraisals from the start.

After serving as a senior appraiser and manager for a Los Angeles appraisal firm for several years, John established Hooks and Associates in 1989. He continues to find appraising homes interesting and enjoys meeting new people everyday, from all walks of life.


  • California State Certified Appraiser since 1991 - #AR006438
  • National Association of Appraisers member
  • Certified Home Measurement Specialist
  • South Bay Estate Planning Council member
  • Worldwide Relocation Council member

Our Reputation is Important to Us - We Earn It Every Day

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How do you know who to trust when an industry is clouded with a bad reputation?

Hooks and Associates prides itself on our integrity. No cutting corners. No biases. Eveything "above board." We only use the most reputable sources for data. We strictly adhere to the California code of Regulations for real estate appraisers. Read what our past clients say.

Here are some questions to ask when searching for a trustworthy real estate appraiser:

  • How long have you been an appraiser?
  • How many appraisals have you completed?
  • How often do you appraise homes in this area?
  • How familiar are you with the local market?
  • Where do you get the data that you use in your appraisal reports?

With Hooks and Associates, you can check all the boxes! Call us today to start your appraisal.


Not sure what type of appraisal you need? Please give us a call at (310) 791-1444 so we can discuss your situation.