Are there places where I can get an appraisal for a domain name that I am interested in?

Yes, there are many websites offering such services. Here is a list of domain appraisal websites, with which we have absolutely no affiliation to: accuratedomains.com, sedo.com, domainmart.com, zetetic.com, moniker.com, domainappraisal.org, yourdomainvalue.com.